As an innovative partner, BASF’s Performance Chemicals division offers chemicals for various customer industries, such as plastics, automotive, refineries, lubricants, oilfield and mining.
BASF is a globally leading supplier for stabilizers and additive blends to the plastics and rubber industries. The product range includes high-performance light and thermal stabilizers, antioxidants, process stabilizers, UV absorbers and other specialty additives for those industries. The main fields of application are:
Fuel and lubricant solutions
BASF is one of the leading suppliers of performance chemicals for the automotive and mineral oil industries. Our portfolio includes:
Kaolin is a naturally occurring white mineral that BASF converts to a high-performance material for automotive, construction, printing and agricultural applications. BASF is one of the largest calcined kaolin producers and a global leader in segments such as paints, inks, coatings, plastics and rubber, thermal paper and catalytic substrates.
Oilfield and mining solutions
For the oilfield industry, we offer a wide range of products that help our customers develop efficient formulations for the oil and gas industry. Our product portfolio includes:
For the mining industry, our offer includes reagents, equipment and process technologies focusing on applications such as solid/liquid separation, solvent extraction, tailings management, flotation, materials handling and grinding. Our mineral processing expertise can help to achieve operational, economic and environmental benefits.
BASF holds a leading market position in most industry segments.
Developing solutions together with our customers and ensuring technology leadership to improve our cost position are key to the success of Performance Chemicals. By leveraging the breadth of our competencies, we develop products that help improve the performance of our customers’ products and processes. We utilize advances in data analytics, modelling and automation to accelerate development and enable faster implementation of innovations.
|Plastic additives||Lampertheim, Germany; Kaisten, Switzerland; Pontecchio Marconi, Italy; Puebla, Mexico; McIntosh, Alabama; Singapore; Manama, Bahrain; Shanghai, China|
|Fuel and lubricant solutions||Ludwigshafen and Lampertheim, Germany; Kaisten, Switzerland; Antwerp, Belgium; Meaux, France; McIntosh, Alabama; Geismar, Louisiana; Cincinnati, Ohio; Puebla, Mexico; Shanghai and Nanjing, China; Dahej, India; Singapore; Kuantan, Malaysia; Guaratinguetá and Jacarei, Brazil|
Oilfield chemicals and
|Cork, Ireland; Nanjing, China; Ludwigshafen and Trostberg, Germany; Jacarei, Brazil|
|Kaolin minerals||Several sites in Middle Georgia, United States|
(from 2017 onward)
|Plastic additives||Global investments in capacity expansions and operational excellence||2016–2021|
New production lines for formgiving and blending with automated packaging in Jurong Island, Singapor
|New world-scale antioxidants plant in Shanghai, China||2019|
|Capacity expansion for antioxidants in Pontecchio Marconi, Italy||2021|
|Fuel and lubricant solutions||New plant for highly reactive polyisobutene in Kuantan, Malaysia (together with PETRONAS Chemicals Group)||2017|
|Engine coolants expansion in Shanghai, China||2018|
|Capacity expansion for antioxidants in Puebla, Mexico||2018|
|Investment for engine coolants in Cincinnati, Ohio||2019|
|Mining solutions||New production line for polyacrylamide powder in Nanjing, China||2019|
(from 2017 onward)
|Leather and textile chemicals||Leather chemicals business became part of the Stahl Group||2017|
|Paper and water chemicals||Transfer of BASF’s paper wet-end and water chemicals business to Solenis||2019|
|Ultrafiltration membrane business||Transfer to DuPont Safety & Construction, including the shares of inge GmbH||2019|
Offering tailor-made sustainability and regulatory services, we answer customer needs. The sustainability services help customers to identify opportunities and risks and enable fact-based decision making. Our sustainability services include eco-efficiency analyses, life cycle assessments and recommendations for more sustainable product offerings. The newly launched regulatory service RegXcellence™ for fuel and lubricant solutions provides simple access to high-quality product and substance-related information directly from BASF’s expert network.