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For even more metal replacement: one T for 1000 tasks

After the market launch of Ultramid Advanced N, BASF is now introducing another polyphthalamide (PPA) at the Fakuma trade fair in Germany: Ultramid Advanced T1000 - a new group of compounds based on polyamide 6T/6I.

Workaround, Albis Plastic and BASF optimize smart glove for industrial applications

In close cooperation, Workaround GmbH, Albis Plastic GmbH and BASF have modified an important component of the smart glove ProGlove.

Borealis will build new, world-scale 750,000 tonne/year (PDH) plant in Belgium

Borealis has taken the final investment decision for a new, world-scale propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant, after successfully concluding the FEED study in June 2018.


Dunlop and BASF unleash the performance within tennis rackets

Dunlop and BASF unleash the performance within tennis rackets with Infinergy - the world's first E-TPU that sets the standards in cushioning, rebound and performance.

Clariant makes a step change into higher value specialties

Clariant today announced an updated strategy and financial outlook as well as the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Sabic on a significant collaboration opportunity between the two companies in the area of high performance materials.

IMCD to acquire Velox

IMCD N.V. announces that it signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of Velox GmbH, a group of companies with its headquarter in Hamburg, Germany.

BASF strengthens collaboration with Grolman

BASF and Gustav Grolman GmbH & Co. KG strengthen their exclusive collaboration in Europe in the marketing of amine-based curing agents for the professional processing of epoxy resins.

Neste to collaborate with Licella in utilization of waste plastic

Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel, UK-based chemical recycling company ReNew ELP, and Australian technology developer Licella are joining forces in a development project to explore the potential of using mixed waste plastic as a raw material for fuels, chemicals, and new plastics.

Innovative foam for thin and light instrument panels

A new series of systems in the Elastoflex E product group now allows significant weight reductions and foam densities of around 120g/L without sacrificing any of the unique characteristics of these foams. Up to 30% of the foam weight is saved, depending on the component geometry.

Clariant to debut new striking shade for transforming applications

Clariant product designers and engineers visiting Aluminium 2018 to heighten their creativity with the latest high-durability, sustainable color solutions for aluminum finishing.

 BASF boosts capacity for highly chromatic yellow pigments

BASF will extend its production capacities for isoindoline yellow pigments by around 70% by 2020, as the demand for high-performance pigments grows. Bright yellow tones that offer a high degree of weather resistance and temperature stability are sought after, particularly in demanding applications involving industrial coatings.

Clariant reports strong progress in the first half of 2018

Clariant today announced first half 2018 sales of CHF 3.389 billion compared to CHF 3.132 billion in the first half of 2017. This corresponds to 7 % growth in local currency and 8 % in Swiss francs. Sales growth was supported by organic growth contributions from all Business Areas, in particular Catalysis and Care Chemicals.

Borealis to acquire Austrian plastics recycling company Ecoplast Kunststoffrecycling GmbH

Borealis announces that it has signed an agreement for the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Ecoplast Kunststoffrecycling GmbH ("Ecoplast"), an Austrian plastics recycler.

K 2016: Clariant responds to global megatrends

At K 2016 Clariant focused on Health & Nutrition, Lifestyle, Mobility, and Urbanization.

BASF to replace acetylene plant in Ludwigshafen

BASF is building a world-scale production plant for acetylene at its Ludwigshafen site.