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16.08.2019

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Domo Acquires Solvay's European Polyamide Business

BASF, Solvay and Domo Chemicals agreed that Domo will acquire the European PA6.6 business from Solvay. This transaction is targeted to close by the end of 2019 and remains subject to the approval of the relevant competition authorities.

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14.08.2019

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BASF Cooperates with TU Berlin to Advance Artificial Intelligence

BASF and Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin) have signed an agreement to cooperate closely in the area of machine learning. The aim of the collaboration is to develop workable new mathematical models and algorithms for fundamental questions relating to chemistry, for examp...

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23.07.2019

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BASF Extends Appointment of Three Board Members

BASF’s Supervisory Board has extended the appointments of Saori Dubourg, Markus Kamieth and Wayne T. Smith. The appointment of all the three board members was initially expected to expire in 2020.

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01.07.2019

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BASF to Transform Organisation

With an aim to create a new company experience for its customers, BASF has plans to reduce about 6,000 positions across the globe by the end of 2021 under its new development strategy. The transformation will also include leaner structures and simplified processes.

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02.06.2019

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BASF Celebrates Startup of Second Production Plant for Propionic Acid in Nanjing

BASF and Sinopec commenced production at the second propionic acid plant at the Verbund site in Nanjing, China. The new plant has an annual production capacity of 30,000 metric tons of propionic acid.

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21.05.2019

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BASF to Construct Engineering Plastics and Thermoplastic Polyurethanes Plants

The plants will be built at BASF’s Verbund site in Zhanjiang, China and are expected to cater to the global demand for engineering plastics and TPU. The company has plans to invest 10 billion dollars in the Verbund site.

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13.03.2019

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BASF Enhances Digital Competencies with New Site in Spain

In February 2019, BASF has founded the new company BASF Digital Solutions located in Madrid, Spain to drive forward the digital transformation of the group and develop innovative IT solutions. The company plans to grow the center to more than 300 digital specialists within the ne...

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20.01.2019

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BASF Plans Largest Investment in India to Date

BASF and Adani Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to evaluate a major joint investment in the acrylics value chain. This would be the German group’s largest investment in India to date.

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11.01.2019

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BASF to Invest 10 Billion Dollars in New Verbund-Site Located in Zhanjiang

Martin Brudermüller, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE, and Lin Shaochun, Vice Governor of Guangdong Province, signed a Framework Agreement in Ludwigshafen setting out further details of BASF’s plan to establish a new smart Verbund site in Guangdong, China. Th...

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21.11.2018

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BASF Presents New Strategy and Aims at Sustainability and Digitalization

The new strategy announced by BASF is concentrating on organic business growth. With the aim of becoming faster and more flexible, the company intends to significantly simplify structures and processes, sharpen its portfolio and strengthen the Verbund. Sales with products that ma...

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21.11.2018

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BASF Presents New Strategy and Aims at Sustainability and Digitalization

The new strategy announced by BASF is concentrating on organic business growth. With the aim of becoming faster and more flexible, the company intends to significantly simplify structures and processes, sharpen its portfolio and strengthen the Verbund. Sales with products that ma...

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29.10.2018

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BASF and Sinopec to Expand Upstream and Downstream Cooperation

BASF and Sinopec have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Beijing to further strengthen their partnership in upstream and downstream chemical production in China.

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16.10.2018

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Exxon Mobil and BASF Collaborate to Demonstrate New Gas Treating Solvent

The solvent is capable of reducing sulfur emissions with greater efficiency. It also allows refiners and gas processors to increase capacity and lower operating costs in existing equipment.

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28.09.2018

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BASF and Letter One to Merge Oil and Gas Businesses

The merger aims at establishing a leading independent European oil and gas company under the name Wintershall DEA. The new firm is expected to focus on international operations in core regions.

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09.09.2018

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BASF Expands Alkoxylate Capacity in Antwerp

BASF announced that it started a stepwise capacity increase of its production plant for alkoxylation — a downstream technology of ethylene oxide production — in Antwerp, Belgium. The first additional capacities will be available from as early as the 3rd quarter of 2018...

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02.09.2018

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BASF Announces Personnel Changes to Company Management

The Board of Executive Directors of BASF has announced several personnel changes.

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08.08.2018

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BASF Builds Surface Treatment Production Site

The Surface Treatment global business unit of the Coatings division of BASF, operating under the Chemetall brand, invests in a state-of-the-art surface treatment site in the Dushan Port Economic Development Zone of Pinghu, Zhejiang province, China.

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07.05.2018

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Martin Brudermüller Appointed as BASF’s New Chairman

Brudermüller previously held many important roles at the company including member of the Board of Executive Directors, Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Technology Officer.

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29.04.2018

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BASF Acquires Additional Seeds and Crop Protection Businesses from Bayer

In addition to the agreement signed in October 2017, BASF has signed an agreement to purchase further businesses and assets, which Bayer offered to divest in the context of its planned acquisition of Monsanto. The all-cash purchase price for the combined acquisition is $ 9.2 bill...

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29.04.2018

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BASF Acquires Additional Seeds and Crop Protection Businesses from Bayer

In addition to the agreement signed in October 2017, BASF has signed an agreement to purchase further businesses and assets, which Bayer offered to divest in the context of its planned acquisition of Monsanto. The all-cash purchase price for the combined acquisition is $ 9.2 bill...

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20.04.2018

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BASF Announces Management Changes

Dr. Stefan Blank, Dr. Andrea Frenzel, Ralph Schweens and Manfredo Rübens have been appointed in their new roles.

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12.04.2018

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BASF Commences New Production Line of Polyarylsulfones

The new line of polyarylsulfones will increase the global annual capacity for Ultrason by 6,000 metric tonnes to 24,000 metric tonnes. The Korean site will produce the entire product range of Ultrason S, E and P.

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12.03.2018

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BASF Launches FCC Butylene Additive for Refineries

BASF has launched a proprietary new Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) additive designed for butylene selectivity in refineries. The product called Evolve improves butylene yields while preserving unit conversion and valuable fuels yields when compared to existing technologies, the c...

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05.03.2018

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BASF Claims Product Pipeline Has a Potential of 4.3 Billion Dollars

BASF expects peak sales of approximately $ 4.3 billion for products in its crop protection pipeline by 2027. The company announced that product candidates from all indications had reached advanced development phases and global registration was proceeding for key technologies.

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01.03.2018

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BASF Claims Product Pipeline Has a Potential of 4.3 Billion Dollars

BASF expects peak sales of approximately $ 4.3 billion for products in its crop protection pipeline by 2027. The company announced that product candidates from all indications had reached advanced development phases and global registration was proceeding for key technologies.

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19.02.2018

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Contractor Scam Sends Shockwaves at BASF – Fraud Cost in the Millions for Chemicals Giant

German chemicals behemoth BASF has been the victim of scam accounts and billing frauds: Four employees of the chemical company are said to have cooperated with external firms to settle services that were never provided. This caused damage in the tens of millions.

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08.02.2018

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BASF to Expand APG Capacities in China and the US

BASF announced that it plans to increase its global Alkyl Polyglucosides (APG) production capacity with two production expansion projects at sites in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Jinshan, China.

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06.02.2018

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BASF to Build MDI Synthesis Unit in Louisiana

BASF announced the construction start of a new methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) synthesis unit at the company’s Verbund site in Geismar, Louisiana, in early Q2 2018.

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03.02.2018

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BASF Sells Paper Dispersions Plant to Synthomer

BASF has sold the production site for styrene-butadiene-based paper dispersions in Pischelsdorf, Austria to Synthomer Austria. The agreed purchase price amounts to approx. $ 37 million.

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27.12.2017

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BASF Opens New Coatings Plant in Shanghai

BASF’s Coatings division has opened a new automotive coatings plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Caojing, Shanghai, China. After completing the front-end engineering and design, Fluor provided engineering, procurement and construction management services for the proj...

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12.12.2017

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BASF and Letter One Merge Oil and Gas Subsidiaries

The companies have signed a letter of intent to combine their respective oil and gas businesses and carry out a joint venture under the name Wintershall DEA. The new firm is expected to be one of the largest independent European exploration and production companies.

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01.12.2017

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BASF Inaugurates World-Scale Plant for Chemical Catalysts in China

BASF opened a new, world-scale chemical catalysts manufacturing plant in Caojing, Shanghai, China. The new plant is the company's first chemical catalysts manufacturing facility in the Asia Pacific region.

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10.11.2017

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Force Majeure Because of Fire in BASF Plant

On October 31, a fire occurred during the startup of the Citral plant in Ludwigshafen. Consequently, BASF had to shut down the plant and had to declare Force Majeure for its Citral and Isoprenol based aroma ingredients.

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24.10.2017

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BASF Opens First Bio ACM Production Plant in China

BASF celebrated the opening of has opened a new production plant for biocatalyzed acrylamide at its site in Nanjing Chemical Industrial Park, Nanjing, China. The plant has a capacity of more than 50,000 tons of biocatalyzed acrylamide per year.

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25.09.2017

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BASF Invests in Production Plant for Speciality Zeolites

BASF invests in another production plant for specialty zeolites at its Ludwigshafen, Germany, headquarters site. The new plant will double the company’s global specialty zeolites production capacity.

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24.08.2017

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BASF and bse Engineering to Transform Carbon Dioxide into Methanol

BASF and bse Engineering signed an exclusive joint development agreement for BASF to provide custom made catalysts for a new chemical energy storage process.

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21.08.2017

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BASF Acquires Producer of Filaments for 3D Printing

BASF New Business has acquired 100 % of the filament producer Innofil 3D, headquartered in Emmen, Netherlands. Approval from antitrust authorities is not required.

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07.06.2017

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BASF and Sinopec Expand Probionic Acid Production in China

BASF and Sinopec will expand the capacity of existing propionic acid production with an additional 30,000 metric tons annually at their state-of-the-art Verbund site in Nanjing.

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07.04.2017

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EP Minerals to Acquire Bleaching Clay and Mineral Adsorbents Businesses from BASF

BASF announced that it has signed an agreement to sell its Bleaching Clay and Mineral Adsorbents businesses to EP Minerals.

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16.03.2017

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BASF to Built World-Scale Plant in Shanghai

Turning rhetoric into action: As announced, BASF is investing more than €200 million globally to increase its production network for plastic additives. An important step is an investment to build a new plastic additives plant with a capacity of 42,000 tons at its Caojing site in ...

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