Industrial Solutions

The Industrial Solutions segment consists of the Dispersions & Pigments and the Performance Chemicals divisions. The segment develops and markets ingredients and additives for industrial applications, such as fuel and lubricant solutions, polymer dispersions, pigments, resins, electronic materials, antioxidants, light stabilizers, oilfield chemicals, and mineral processing and hydrometallurgical chemicals. We aim to drive organic growth in key industries such as automotive, plastics, electronics, and energy and resources, and expand our position in value-enhancing additives and solutions by leveraging our comprehensive industry expertise and application know-how.


Dispersions & Pigments

Raw materials used to formulate products in the coatings, construction, paper, printing and packaging, adhesives and electronics industries


Performance Chemicals

Customized products for various customer industries such as chemicals, plastics, consumer goods, energy and resources, as well as automotive and transportation


BASF offers a comprehensive portfolio of resins and additives for specific printing and packaging applications. In view of customer requirements regarding performance and sustainability, our Joncryl® portfolio increases the effectiveness and structural qualities of packaging. The portfolio offers high performance resins that enable flexible packaging printers and converters to switch from solvent-based to water-based technologies.


Factors influencing sales

EBIT before special items


Million € 2019 2018
Sales to third parties 8,389 9,120
Share of total BASF sales (%) 14 15

of which Dispersions & Pigments

5,178 5,292

Performance Chemicals

3,211 3,828
Income from operations before depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) before special items 1,249 1,090
Income from operations before depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) 1,327 1,076
EBITDA margin (%) 16 12
Income from operations (EBIT) before special items 820 668
EBIT before special items margin (%) 10 7
Income from operations (EBIT) 889 653
EBIT margin (%) 11 7
ROCE (%) 12.5 8.7
Last Update June 19, 2020