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    About Us BASF New Business GmbH

    Welcome to BASF New Business

    BASF New Business identifies and opens up new areas of industry beyond the core activities of BASF.

    Innovations determine our entire lives, on both a personal and a professional level. A single innovation that is successful in the market can overturn all previous rules – the way we work, the way we communicate, the way we do business, and even the way we live. It takes a great deal of courage, creativity, flexibility and perseverance to track down a potentially ground-breaking innovation, develop it for market roll-out and ultimately establish it successfully in the market.

    BASF New Business GmbH pursues this objective in the field of chemistry, consistently focusing on finding solutions to significant problems raised by customers in existing or emerging markets.

    To this end, we start by analyzing industry segments that show innovation potential, with a view to trends as well as unsolved problems throughout the value chain. Having identified the most significant problems, we generate ideas for possible solutions, which we then screen and filter with regard to their business potential and their unique selling points (USPs). The topics selected are then validated and developed in closest contact with the market, our main aim being to establish them as future business areas for BASF.

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    Careers at BASF New Business GmbH


    BASF presents its InkSet 2000SL and a new demonstrator at Printed Electronics USA

    Ludwigshafen, Germany – November 15, 2017 – BASF New Business is exhibiting together with InnovationLab at Printed Electronics USA in Santa Clara, CA, November 15-16. Part of the IDTechEx Show!, Printed Electronics is one of the most important exhibitions in the USA for the printed electronics industry. BASF’s Printed Electronics Team is presenting ready-to-use inks and ink sets for printing organic thin film transistors (OTFTs) for various applications, as well as real-life and mass-producible demonstrators.

    BASF acquires filament producer Innofil3D

    BASF New Business has acquired 100% of the filament producer Innofil3D, headquartered in Emmen, Netherlands. Approval from antitrust authorities is not required. “With this acquisition, BASF is moving one step further along the value chain and can now provide not only plastic granulate for 3D printing but also the next processing level: the filaments,” said Volker Hammes, Managing Director at BASF New Business.

    BASF establishes new Group company to pursue business opportunities in 3D printing

    Ludwigshafen, Germany – July 28, 2017 – BASF SE plans to establish a new Group company, BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH, as of September 1, 2017. This wholly-owned subsidiary of BASF New Business GmbH will be headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, at the site of InnovationLab GmbH. It will focus on establishing and expanding the business with materials, system solutions, components and services in the field of 3D printing. The company will work closely with researchers and application engineers from BASF and external partners, such as universities and potential customers, in order to develop the right solutions for a wide array of requirements.

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    A brief portrait of Dr. Guido Voit

    Since the beginning of 2015, Dr. Guido Voit has been Managing Director of BASF New Business GmbH. Voit was born 1962 in Wiesbaden, Germany and studied Chemistry at Ruprecht Karls University in Heidelberg, Germany. After gaining a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, he joined BASF in 1992. After several years working in Central Research in the Ammonia Laboratory of BASF, he was Assistant Plant Manager of the phthalic anhydride plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany. From 1999, Voit was assistant to a member of the Board of Executive Directors until he moved to Denmark in 2001 as Managing Director of BASF Health & Nutrition AS. In 2004, Voit returned as Senior Vice President to Ludwigshafen where he assumed leadership of the research department "Basic Organic Products" in the Ammonia Laboratory, now called "Process Research and Chemical Engineering". Six years later he moved to the Intermediates Division from where he headed the business in Asia from Hong Kong until changing to BASF New Business GmbH.

    "Developing new business outside BASF's current activities – that is the mandate of BASF New Business GmbH. I find this an exciting and multifaceted task, and we are cooperating closely and in a spirit of mutual trust with partners, other companies and institutions along the value chain in an open innovative approach to achieve solutions."