United Kingdom


BASF is the leading supplier of polyurethane solutions for systems and specialities, which BASF plc develops, manufactures and supplies to customers in the UK and Ireland from its site in Alfreton, Derbyshire.

Many of the systems are developed and formulated in close partnership with individual customers to meet their particular requirements. Polyurethane foam systems have many end use applications in the construction, automotive, appliance, leisure, seating, offshore and marine industries.  

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In February 2019 we launched ScienceXperience, a new learning facility designed to encourage primary school children to study STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). 60 students from Forest View Academy in New Ollerton were the first to take part in the ScienceXperience.

Awards for the Alfreton site

The Chemical Industry Association (CIA) Awards are considered the premier accolades for the UK chemical industry, designed to offer an opportunity to highlight and promote excellent performance at the company, site or on an individual level.  

In 2018 the Alfreton site won two awards. The Environmental Leadership Award recognises the company that can demonstrate excellence in environmental leadership through the development or use of innovative clean technology or products that help reduce the environmental footprint of chemical manufacturing.

Alfreton also received the INEOS Responsible Care Award, for the company or site which has excelled at Responsible Care by demonstrating leadership and a creative approach.


BASF plc, Alfreton
Wimsey Way, Somercotes, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 4NL