Industrial Solutions

The Industrial Solutions segment consists of the Dispersions & Pigments and the Performance Chemicals divisions. It 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 grow organically 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.


The complexity of engine thermal management has increased with the varying requirements of electric vehicles (EV), fuel cell vehicles (FCV), hybrid technologies as well as internal combustion engines. BASF is specifically addressing and helping to enable these developments through its innovative coolant technology. With GLYSANTIN® FC G20 Ready Mix, BASF is already offering a coolant especially for FCVs. BASF is developing a dedicated product family for EVs with GLYSANTIN® ELECTRIFIEDTM G22, specifically designed to meet critical requirements in safety, performance and lifetime.


Factors influencing sales

EBIT before special items


Million € 2020 2019 2018
Sales to third parties 7,644 8,389 9,120
Share of total BASF sales (%) 13 14 15

of which Dispersions & Pigments

4,869 5,178 5,292

Performance Chemicals

2,775 3,211 3,828
Income from operations before depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) before special items 1,189 1,249 1,090
Income from operations before depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) 1,099 1,327 1,076
EBITDA margin (%) 14 16 12
Income from operations (EBIT) before special items 822 820 668
EBIT before special items margin (%) 11 10 7
Income from operations (EBIT) 630 889 653
EBIT margin (%) 8 11 7
ROCE (%) 9.3 12.5 8.7
Last Update June 8, 2021