Who we are

Chemistry enhances digital life

Electronics and electric (E&E) devices are an inseparable part of our daily lives and will become even more so in the future. At BASF, we connect our innovation with the needs of our customers in the global electronic industry to provide the most advanced chemicals and electronic materials in the E&E value chain.

Electronics - connecting with the future

To meet the highly sophisticated demands of consumers, electronic devices need to match performance with ecological viability. BASF offers a spectrum of solutions to its customers to help them achieve this goal across various focus areas and technologies – display, photovoltaics, solid state lighting, communications, computers, consumer electronics, smart wearable devices, and quantum dot display.

BASF has been supplying electronic materials for more than 30 years. The experience we have earned and the chemical expertise we possess enables us to offer outstanding products and solutions to our customers. At BASF, we offer high purity and quality processed chemicals and specialized solutions for semiconductors, flat panel displays, and lighting such as LED and photovoltaics.

The modern control station in an intermediate products plant at the Ludwigshafen site is where all information relating to the plant comes together. Using numerous screens, the plant operators control and monitor the highly complex chemical processes. On the “Collaboration Board” (right), a large touchscreen in the center of the room, the employees call up all the important information at the same time and can thus work in an effective and concentrated manner. The employees also use the “Collaboration Board” for training, as the large, interactive screen is ideal for conveying learning contents. The plant for intermediate products is made up of 16 plant sections and manufactures a broad portfolio of around 50 intermediate products such as amines or diols. BASF customers need these products for applications including the production of coatings for the automotive industry, pharma or crop protection products.

Chemical solutions for flat panel display

Our experience and expertise allow us to offer reliable and intelligent solutions for flat panel displays, which combine superior performance with cost effectiveness. The results of our efforts include the enhancement of the performance of LCD (liquid crystal display) and OLED (organic light-emitting diode) for TFT (thin-film transistor) arrays, color filters, polarizers, touch panels, 3D Solutions, and glass substrates. Our portfolio for flat panel displays industry includes functional materials and process chemicals, including those for advanced copper technology and oxide TFT.

BASF helps meet the demands of today’s consumers when it comes to display properties: the latest technology, brighter images, sharper colors, greater response time, higher contrast ratio, and wider and thinner screens. All our solutions are customized, stable, reliable, innovative, cost efficient, environmentally friendly, and delivered with just-in-time service and lower energy consumption.