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BASF to invest USD 33 million in R&D facilities in Research Triangle Park

Focus on plant biotechnology and crop protection research


BASF announced a USD33million investment to expand its facilities in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina. Nearly 80,000 sq. ft. of office, laboratory and greenhouse facilities will support the company’s plant biotechnology and insect control research. This is the first in a series of ...


BASF increases its presence in growing African markets

Sales in Africa to more than double by 2020


BASF is increasing its presence in the growing African markets. On December 7, 2011, the company opened a new office in Nairobi, Kenya, to serve customers in East Africa and Sub-Sahara. “Africa is a huge continent with a wealth of raw materials and a growing population. At the same time, the ...


Bayer CropScience divests Rovral and Sportak fungicides to FMC


Bayer CropScience announced that it has divested certain fungicides to FMC Corporation, Philadelphia, USA. The transaction includes Rovral® (active ingredient: iprodione) and Sportak® (active ingredient: prochloraz) brand families for worldwide agricultural uses outside Europe. Financial terms of ...


Movento Wins Agrow Award for Most Innovative Chemistry


The Bayer CropScience insecticide Movento® with its two-way systemic mode of action received the Agrow Award in the category “Most innovative Chemistry.” The Agrow Awards are a global recognition of excellence in the crop protection industry. “The recognition by the jury members shows the ...


BASF announces milestones in new Agricultural Solutions strategy

Ambitious 2020 Crop Protection sales target


BASF gave a progress report on its integrated farmer-focused approach to agricultural sustainability, first announced in September 2009. Milestones included the assurance of a new method for the comparative assessment of sustainability in agriculture, the creation of a new business pillar charged ...


After a good third quarter: Bayer confirms Group outlook

Net income more than doubled to EUR 642 million (plus 125.3 percent)


The Bayer Group achieved further sales growth and significantly increased earnings in the third quarter of 2011. “It was a good quarter for Bayer,” Management Board Chairman Dr. Marijn Dekkers said Thursday at the presentation of the interim report. He described the continuing growth momentum in ...


Brazilian Authorities Greenlight BASF’s Biofungicide Serenade

Ambitious further label expansions planned for Brazilian market


BASF announced that the biological fungicide Serenade was granted registration for apples, onions, and strawberries in the key agriculture market of Brazil. Serenade, the company’s first biological fungicide licensed through US based biopesticides company AgraQuest, will arrive just in time to ...


Clariant adds polyetheramines to Industrial & Consumer Specialities chemicals range


Increasing demand has lead Clariant to add polyetheramines to its range of industrial and consumer speciality products. A new reactor in the company’s nitril-amine plant in Gendorf, Germany, has just started production to facilitate the portfolio extension. Polyetheramines are used in a variety ...


Azelis announces the acquisition of YDS in Benelux


Azelis announced the acquisition of YDS Chemicals, a Belgian based distributor of speciality ingredients. YDS Chemicals specialises in the distribution of personal and home care ingredients, pharmaceutical excipients, speciality food and performance chemicals in the Benelux market. The YDS ...


Fifty years of propionic acid manufacturing at BASF


A rather acidic success story started at BASF 50 years ago: in the summer of 1960, the company brought on stream the first large-scale manufacturing plant for propionic acid at its integrated Ludwigshafen Verbund site. The inauguration of another facility that produces this carboxylic acid ...


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