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BASF SE operates as a chemical company worldwide. The company operates in five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials and Solutions, Agricultural Solutions, and Oil and Gas. The Chemicals segment offers solvents, plasticizers, monomers, glues, and electronic chemicals, as well as raw materials for detergents, plastics, textile fibers, paints and coatings, plant protection, and pharmaceuticals. The Performance Products segment provides dispersions and pigments, care chemicals, nutrition and health, paper chemicals, and performance chemicals used in the pharmaceuticals, hygiene, home, and personal care items, as well as for enhancing the processes in the paper, oil and gas production, mining, and water treatment industries. The Functional Materials and Solutions segment offers catalysts, battery materials, engineering plastics, polyurethane systems, automotive and industrial coatings, and concrete admixtures, as well as construction systems, such as tile adhesives and decorative paints for the automotive, electrical, chemical, and construction industries, as well as for household applications, and sports and leisure. The Agricultural Solutions segment provides fungicides, herbicides, and insecticides, as well as functional crop care and pest control products. The Oil and Gas segment explores for and produces oil and gas primarily in Europe, Russia, North Africa, and South America. This segment is also involved in the transport, storage, and trade of natural gas in Europe. The company was founded in 1865 and is headquartered in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany.

112,277 Employees
Last Reported Date: 07/24/14
Founded in 1865

basf se (BFA) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman of The Board of Executive Directors ...
Total Annual Compensation: €4.0M
Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Board ...
Total Annual Compensation: €2.0M
Vice Chairman of The Board of Executive Direc...
Total Annual Compensation: €2.7M
Head of Ressort VI and Member of the Board of...
Total Annual Compensation: €2.0M
Industrial Relations Director and Member of t...
Total Annual Compensation: €2.0M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

basf se (BFA) Key Developments

BASF to Expand its PBT Product Line

BASF to expand its PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) product line by a new special grade optimized for the production of air-tight coffee capsules that retain the aroma. This engineering plastic goes by the name Ultradur B1520 FC (FC: food contact) and it combines excellent barrier properties against moisture and oxygen, while above all, containing the aromas, without a need for any additional complex coatings. This distinguishes these Ultradur capsules from other injection-molded capsules, which are usually packaged individually, as well as from multilayered thermoset capsules. Injection molding is the adequate processing technique for the production of upscale coffee capsules with their exacting design. With its food-contact certification, this new grade is suitable not only for coffee capsules but also for thin-walled injection-molded packaging for cosmetics and food products. The first coffee capsule prototypes made of the new material by CCS GmbH, are being showcased at the Fakuma plastics trade fair in October of 2014. The new Ultradur B1520 FC is now available in commercial quantities. It can be colored using suitable masterbatches created by BASF Color Solutions. The flame-resistant Ultradur types B4406 G2/G4/G6 (polybutylene terephthalates) are classified according to UL94 V-0 from a wall thickness of 0.4 mm. Now the listing has been expanded to include the relative temperature index (RTI) for 0.4 mm. The high RTI values for dielectric strength remain consistently high at 140 °C. The product family therefore is especially suitable for increasingly powerful el ectrical plugs, power strips and housing components. These can now be produced with lower wall thicknesses. The newly developed Ultramid A3U42G6, too, a halogen-free, flame-retardant, glass fiber-reinforced polyamide meets fire protection class V-0 according to UL94 from a wall-thickness of 0.4 mm. The heat aging resistance was significantly improved over glass fiber-filled polyamide types such that the material, with an RTI value for dielectric strength at 140 °C with a 0.4 mm wall-thickness and even 150 °C at 0.75 mm and more, is suitable for use at higher temperatures. The new Ultramid A3U42G6 is also distinguished by extremely easy processing with reduced deposit formation. The flame retardant system shows no migration effects and thus ensures higher-quality component surfaces. Possible application areas include control, contactors and connectors. Ultraform S2320 003 PRO (polyoxymethylene), specially developed by BASF to meet the particular requirements of the medical technology sector, has made an impressive debut in the Skin Stretcher product from BioWim GmbH, primarily for its reduction of the friction between touching functional components, the combination of high rigidity with outstanding resilience as well as very good flowability. The material also provides demonstrated compliance with international standards for the use of plastics in medical technology. Skin Stretcher is an implement for treating or closing large wounds after operations or accidents.

BASF to Streamline Paper Chemicals Division to Boost Competitiveness

BASF has plans to streamline operations at its paper chemicals business, which will affect approximately 50 jobs across the company's worldwide operations by 2015. The paper chemicals division will be dissolved by 1 January 2015 and it will shut down the current headquarters of the unit in Basel, Switzerland by the end of this year. As part of the restructuring, the company will integrate the wet-end chemicals and kaolin businesses into its Performance Chemicals division, and paper dispersions business and the Center for Sustainable Paper Packaging into the Dispersions & Pigments unit.

BASF To Reorganize $1.8 Billion Paper Chemicals Operation

BASF SE (DB:BAS) will reorganize its paper-chemical operations to improve efficiency. Chief Executive Officer Kurt Bock is working piecemeal through BASF’s underperforming businesses to improve profitability and the returns from acquisitions made years ago. The company will evaluate strategic options for a paper hydrous kaolin business, it said today. “Integrating the paper chemicals business along existing value chains will allow BASF to optimally steer plant capacity and leverage the advantages of the BASF Verbund,” board member Michael Heinz, who oversees the Performance Products segment, said in the release.


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