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BASF posts growth in second quarter


July 24, 2014 11:08 am ET

German chemical giant, BASF SE, has announced a 1 percent growth in sales for the second quarter of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, reporting sales of 18.5 billion euros ($24.9 billion).

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This is one bump that looks good on a car


July 18, 2014 1:34 pm ET

PSA Peugeot Citroen Group is using plastic for both design and protection on the exterior of one of its newest cars.

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BASF, Alpek swap business units as they change JV agreement


July 10, 2014 3:44 pm ET

Alpek SAB de CV, the petrochemicals arm of Mexican conglomerate Alfa Group, has signed an agreement with German giant BASF SE that changes the complexion of their 50-50 Polioles SA de CV joint venture in Mexico.

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BASF, Huntsman and Chinese partners adding PU capacity in Shanghai


July 1, 2014 9:35 am ET

BASF SE and Huntsman Corp. as well as representatives from their China-based partners celebrated the beginning of construction on a new 240,000 metric tons per year capacity MDI polyurethane plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park.

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Ineos to buy BASF's share of Styrolution


June 30, 2014 8:15 am ET

Switzerland-based Ineos Group AG has announced that it is to acquire BASF SE's 50 percent share in Styrolution GmbH, their joint venture formed in 2011.

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BASF boosting capacity in China


June 20, 2014 11:45 am ET

With three expansion projects coming on stream at its Pudong campus in Shanghai, BASF SE is bringing significant capacity increases for engineering resin compounds and polyurethane materials and components.

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BASF: shale gas offers 'huge opportunities'


May 23, 2014 9:47 am ET

Chemicals giant BASF SE says the shale gas boom currently underway in the U.S. offers the business “an outstanding opportunity” in that market, but its impact on its European operations would be more limited.

BASF considering Gulf Coast plant


May 2, 2014 10:52 am ET

German chemical giant BASF SE has said that it is currently evaluating an investment in a world-scale methane-to-propylene complex on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

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China's Shide Group, BASF unveil 'revolutionary' all-plastic window profile


April 23, 2014 9:10 pm ET

SHANGHAI — The PVC window profile market in Asia is expected to increase four-fold by 2025, and Chinese building products maker Dalian Shide Group Co. Ltd. hopes to take a bigger slice of that as a result of a new partnership with German...

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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.

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