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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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K 2013 edition: Dow Chemical debuts a new material at K


October 21, 2013 7:21 am ET

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — A new material debut from Dow Chemical Co. is featured in this week's Material Insights video from K 2013 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Also this week, we report on a new plant opening and new sustainability goals, as well as...

BASF boosts automotive market lineup


October 18, 2013 1:51 pm ET

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY — BASF SE (Hall 5/C21) is bringing a reorganized plastics business and a host of new materials and applications from across the engineering resins spectrum to the K 2013 show.

Ineos to ponder sole ownership of Styrolution


August 29, 2013 11:48 am ET

FRANKFURT, GERMANY — Ineos Group could be set to exercise an option to buy out Ludwigshafen, Germany-based BASF SE from the firms' Styrolution Group GmbH joint venture.

BASF plans to open nylon resin plant in Shanghai in 2015


July 29, 2013 2:08 pm ET

BASF SE will open a massive new nylon resin plant in Shanghai in 2015. The plant will have around 220 million pounds of annual capacity to make Ultramid-brand nylon.

Chair uses BASF's 'furniture plastic'


July 8, 2013 12:32 pm ET

At the K 2013 exhibition in Düsseldorf, Germany, in October, BASF SE will showcase new grades of its Ultramid polyamide in the seatback of the MOVYis3 office swivel chair.

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K show-related items from BASF, Bayer MaterialScience featured


July 1, 2013 1:30 pm ET

AKRON, OHIO — K show-related items from BASF SE and Bayer MaterialScience are featured in this week's Material Insights video. Also featured is news of Pinnacle Polymers' declaration of force majeure on PP production, as well as news that...

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Adidas gets a boost from BASF's expanded TPU foam


June 25, 2013 4:05 pm ET

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY — Chemicals giant BASF SE is bouncing toward K 2013 with a host of new products, including the industry's first expanded thermoplastic polyurethane foam.

BASF project in China aims to show viability of bioplastics in composting food waste


May 20, 2013 12:54 pm ET

GUANGZHOU, CHINA — German plastics maker BASF SE hopes to seed the market for biodegradable plastics in China with a trial program composting household food waste in 100,000 homes in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

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