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BASF's new products for Chinaplas will focus on R&D for the region


April 10, 2014 3:14 pm ET

The plastics industry in China is growing at a faster rate than its gross domestic product, and BASF SE officials believe there is growing consumer demand for sustainable products.

BASF expanding footprint in Asia & North America


March 10, 2014 2:23 pm ET

Germany's BASF SE is planning to increase its research activities in Asia and North America, with a target of doing half of its research and development outside its home base.

BASF sells PolyAd business to private equity firm


March 6, 2014 10:57 am ET

BASF SE has sold its PolyAd Services business to Edgewater Capital Partners LP, a private equity firm based in Cleveland.

Audia buying liquid masterbatch plant from BASF


February 19, 2014 3:41 pm ET

Audia International — owner of three U.S.-based materials firms — is buying a liquid masterbatch plant in France from BASF SE.

BASF and Sinopec build plasticiser feedstock plant in China


January 24, 2014 1:03 pm ET

BASF SE and its joint venture partner China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec) have broken ground on the construction of a world-scale isononanol (INA) plant in China.

BASF opens polyarylsulfone plant in South Korea


January 20, 2014 2:03 pm ET

BASF SE has opened a plant making Ultrason-brand specialty resins in Yeosu, Souith Korea.

BASF to build compounding plant in South Korea


December 16, 2013 3:44 pm ET

BASF SE will open a new compounding plant in Yesan, South Korea, by the end of 2015.

BASF selling PVC modifier business to Kaneka


December 5, 2013 4:44 pm ET

BASF SE is selling its Vinuran-brand PVC modifier business to Japanese materials maker Kaneka Corp. for an undisclosed price. The sale includes intangible assets and inventory, but not production assets or employees.

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Energy policy critical for BASF in 2014


November 26, 2013 12:18 pm ET

LONDON ‒ Kurt Bock, CEO of BASF SE, says Germany's reliance on renewable energy is blunting its competiveness.

BASF helps fund Philippines disaster relief


November 14, 2013 11:37 am ET

BASF SE has donated €300,000 ($403,000) to the relief effort in the Philippines. The funds will support the disaster relief activities of two international agencies, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Unicef.

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