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China (Mainland)

Research for the future

Effective and efficient research and development is a prerequisite for innovation as well as an important growth engine for BASF. We develop innovative processes, technologies and products for a sustainable future and drive forward digitalization in research worldwide. This is how we ensure our long-term business success with chemistry-based solutions for our customers in almost all sectors of industry.

Our innovative strength is based on a global team of highly qualified employees with various specializations. At BASF, more than 11,000 employees are working worldwide in research and development at approximately 70 locations.

BASF R&D sites with proximity to customers and markets

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Karen Kong (left), lab chemist, and Daniel Freidank (right), lab manager, checks the foaming process of a polyurethane block foam. Polyurethane is used in a wide variety of applications to create all manner of consumer and industrial products that play a crucial role in making our lives more convenient and comfortable while helping enhance energy efficiency.
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Karen Kong (links), Chemikerin, und Daniel Freidank (rechts), Laborleiter, prüfen den Aufschäumprozess eines Polyurethan-Schaumstoffblocks. Polyurethane werden in vielen Anwendungen verwendet, um unterschiedliche Konsum- und Industriegüter herzustellen. Diese verbessern unsere Lebensqualität und helfen dabei die Energieeffizienz zu steigern.
Abdruck honorarfrei. Copyright by BASF., Karen Kong (left), lab chemist, and Daniel Freidank (right), lab manager, checks the foaming process of a polyurethane block foam. Polyurethane is used in a wide variety of applications to create all manner of consumer and industrial products that play a crucial role in making our lives more convenient and comfortable while helping enhance energy efficiency.
Print free of charge. Copyright by BASF

Karen Kong (links), Chemikerin, und Daniel Freidank (rechts), Laborleiter, prüfen den Aufschäumprozess eines Polyurethan-Schaumstoffblocks. Polyurethane werden in vielen Anwendungen verwendet, um unterschiedliche Konsum- und Industriegüter herzustellen. Diese verbessern unsere Lebensqualität und helfen dabei die Energieeffizienz zu steigern.
Abdruck honorarfrei. Copyright by BASF.

We bundle our competencies

Within our unique global Know-how Verbund we bring together our manifold competencies: Together with partners from science and business we work for sustainable products and solutions.
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Collaborations

We pursue bold ideas. Partnerships play an important role in these activities. In a highly diversified, global and international network, new ideas are generated and new impulses are given to research.
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Our way to innovations

We follow a clear-cut yet flexible innovation process comprising all steps from ideation to product launch.
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Images from the world of research

Spectacular scanning electron microscopy images from BASF’s research allow the viewer unique insights into the shapes and structures of the microcosm and visualize what is normally hidden to the human eye.
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150 years periodic table

This year, the international community celebrates what is probably the most famous table of the world: the periodic table of the elements.