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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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14.03.2017

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Sustainable Solutions for the Packaging Industry

The broad range of products offered by BASF is focusing on packaging products that should reduce the environmental and ecological footprint while still being an economically viable option.

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19.12.2016

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BASF to Build New Admixtures Plant in Myanmar

German chemicals giant BASF plans to manufacture concrete admixtures for the booming Asian construction industry in Myanmar. The company announced plans for a new site near the countries capital Yangon.

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08.12.2016

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BASF to Start Production of Construction Chemicals for Local Market

BASF has inaugurated its new production plant at Carmona, Cavite, Philippines, which will produce standard and custom-made performance-based concrete admixtures under the Master Builders Solutions brand. This allows BASF to better meet the increasing demand of construction chemic...

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03.11.2016

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Keep on Track, Despite Market Turmoils: The Future of Polymers

K2016, the leading fair and expo for plastics and polymers wants to set the industry’s new course between shale gas, feedstock fluctuations and the internet of things — New raw materials. Energy prices. Demand fluctuation: Business as usual is no option for the global plastics in...

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15.09.2016

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Basf to Reduce Caprolactam Production

Basf announced that it will gradually reduce its caprolactam production in Europe by 100,000 metric tons to 400,000 metric tons over the next 18 months. In Ludwigshafen, parts of the caprolactam production as well as plants producing the precursors anolone and oleum will be close...

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01.07.2016

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Top 10 Mergers and Acquisitions – Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Industry Gets the Knives Out

2015 was the year of mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Mergers and acquisitions increased by 43 % worldwide to a new record value of 4.5 billion dollars as compared to the previous year. PROCESS presents the biggest deals of the previous 18 months in detail.

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06.06.2016

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BASF Enlarges Production Capacities for UV/EB Acrylates

BASF is responding to the rising demand for UV/EB acrylates and expands production capacities for at Ludwigshafen/Germany. The additional capacities will be available as of the 3rd quarter of 2016.

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31.05.2016

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BASF to Cash in on Construction Boom in Asia with New Construction Chemicals Plant in India

A new concrete admixtures plant in India shall help chemicals giant BASF to profit from the rising demand for construction chemicals in the country. The new site is already the sixth of its kind in western India, company speakers explained.

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30.05.2016

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Why PAT Must Come Out of the Silo

The 11th colloquium on Process Analytics was held in the historical dome hall of TU Vienna under this motto. The nearly 200 participants were unanimous: process analytics must come out of the ivory tower and finally shed the perception of complexity. How is this to happen? How wi...

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30.03.2016

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BASF Inaugurates New Production Facilities in Malaysia

BASF has celebrated the inauguration of its new facilities for the production of Ucrete in Bukit Raja, Klang/Malaysia. It is the first manufacturing hub in Asia Pacific to produce all components of Ucrete.

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15.03.2016

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New Polymers-Player: BASF and Avantium Plan to Cooperate on Bio-Based Chemicals

Technical know-ho from the Netherlands backed up by the ressources of a global chemical giant shall help to give bio-based polymers a distinctive boost: BASF and Avantium plan to establish a joint venture company for the production and marketing of furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) b...

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28.02.2016

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BASF Will Cut 350 Jobs in Plant Biotechnology R&D

BASF is refocusing its plant biotechnology research portfolio. The company will adjust the site footprint of its plant biotechnology research and development network in North America and Europe and intends to reduce approximately 350 positions. Currently approximately 700 employe...

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17.02.2016

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Akzo Nobel Going to Buy Industrial Coatings Business of BASF

BASF and AkzoNobel have reached a general agreement on the sale of the industrial coatings business of BASF’s Coatings division to Akzo Nobel for €475 million. The transaction would include technologies, patents and trademarks, as well as the transfer of two dedicated production ...

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05.11.2015

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New Multi-product Plant Allows BASF High Flexibility

BASF has started up a world-scale plant for the production of specialty amines in Ludwigshafen. The multi-product plant can manufacture approximately 12,000 metric tons per year of a product range of about 15 amines for different applications.

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16.10.2015

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BASF to Start up Construction Chemicals Plant in Nigeria

For BASF Nigeria is a particularly dynamic growing market for construction chemicals in West Africa. The new production plant for concrete additives in Lagos/Nigeria will help the construction industry to become less dependent on imports and reduce long lead times for supplies. B...

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30.09.2015

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BASF Plans Extensive Economies and Targets an Annual Earnings Contribution of €1 Billion

Worlds Largest Chemicval Company BASF has announced a further operational excellence program called Driv E – Drive Efficiency. It will run from 2016 to 2018 and targets an annual earnings contribution of €1 billion by the end of 2018.

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25.09.2015

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BASF to Strive for Large-Scale Production in Southeast Asia

BASF plan to expand its worldwide global capacities for 1,4-butanediol (BDO) by the turn of the year. The proportion of BDO from renewable feedstock should also be raised. Therefore the company now has purchased for Large-Scale Production renewable BDO.

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14.09.2015

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New Supersonic Spray-Drying Process to improve Solubility of active Pharmaceutical Ingedients

BASF and top universities jointly develop new process improving the bioavailability of active ingredients. The Supersonic spray-drying process yields stable and soluble amorphous nanoparticles.

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04.09.2015

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BASF Subsidiary Wintershall to Exit Gas Trading Business

BASF subsidiary Wintershall wants to focus on oil and gas exploration and production and exit gas trading business. Now the company complete together with Gazprom the swap of assets.

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27.08.2015

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BASF to Start First MDI Production in Chongqing

BASF has begun its first production of diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) at its wholly-owned site in Chongqing. MDI production will support key industries in China’s western areas.

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11.08.2015

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BASF Increases Production Capacity for Chelating Agents in Ludwigshafen

BASF is investing in the expansion and flexibilization of its production facilities to manufacture chelating agents at its site in Ludwigshafen. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2016. By increasing the production capacity, the company will enhance its global...

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03.08.2015

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BASF and Gazprom Sign Memorandum to Expand Nord Stream Pipeline

Wintershall intends to participate in expanding the capacities of the Nord Stream pipeline, which delivers Russian natural gas to European customers via the Baltic Sea. A Memorandum of Understanding to this effect was signed by the BASF subsidiary and Gazprom.

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28.07.2015

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BASF and Yara Broke Ground on Ammonia Plant in USA

Yara and BASF broke ground on a world scale ammonia plant at the BASF U.S.-site in Freeport, Texas. Total capital investment for the plant – which is expected to come online in 2017 – is estimated at $600 million.

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15.07.2015

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BASF Puts Plant for Form Release Agents into Operation

Most of mineral‑oil‑based release agents have to carry an “Aspiration Hazard” label as of 1 June 2015. New release agents made from natural raw materials provide an alternative. BASF's new production plants for this form release agents has started operation.

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13.07.2015

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BASF to Use 3D Bioprinting Technology for Skin Care Applications

BASF wants to use 3D bioprinting technology for skin care applications. Therefor the company has singed an aggreement with Poietis, a company for 3D laser-assisted bioprinting.

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