BASF’s Construction Chemicals division offers advanced chemical solutions for the construction industry. Our innovations help our customers to rapidly adopt sustainable construction practices and to profitably grow their businesses.
BASF technologies for admixture systems provide solutions and add value for customers in the concrete manufacturing, cement and underground construction industries. Each of these industries is connected to the concrete value chain. Our primary focus is to improve and protect buildings by providing solutions based on additives for concrete and other cementitious materials as well as selected complementary technologies.
BASF serves the industry by offering construction systems with solutions to protect and repair buildings and structures. Furthermore, the construction systems help to enhance the performance of buildings and extend their service lives. Construction systems comprise: concrete repair and protection systems, performance grouts, waterproofing systems, sealants, performance flooring systems, wall systems and coatings for mulch and wood fibers.
With systems for concrete repair and protection, we help to prolong a building’s life span. Performance grouts enable a durable, safe, cost-effective and time-efficient installation of all types of heavy machinery and wind power stations. Our waterproofing systems are designed to stop water entry through surfaces to prevent interior damage, while our sealants prevent air, water and other environmental elements from entering or exiting a structure. Wall systems offer exterior insulation finishing systems that combine insulation, a finished surface, and waterproofing in one integrated system. Through our North American colorbiotics business we provide high-quality, long-lasting landscape coating products to help produce vibrant mulch for homeowners, business owners, parks and municipalities.
Master Builders Solutions is our global brand for the construction chemicals industry and encompasses concrete admixtures, cement additives, chemical solutions for underground construction, waterproofing solutions, sealants, concrete repair and protection solutions, performance grouts and performance flooring solutions.
Besides Master Builders Solutions, Construction Chemicals also has regional specialty brands. In North America, for instance, Watson Bowman Acme produces expansion joints and offers solutions in the field of expansion control. PCI (Europe) offers a broad portfolio of tiling system products distributed through builders’ merchants to professional craftsmen. Wolman (Europe) develops different solutions for wood protection, ranging from material treatment through curative treatment to fire protection.
The goal of our R&D activities is to enable higher productivity and enhanced sustainability in the construction industry. In particular, we develop solutions to make construction processes faster with easy-to-apply and robust products. Durability, building service life and eco-efficiency are the main drivers for innovations across all regions. We invest significantly to further strengthen and extend our technology platforms to meet the needs of our customers now and in the future.
(from 2016 onward)
|Admixture systems||New production plant for concrete admixtures|
in Colombo, Sri Lanka
in Carmona, Philippines
in St. Petersburg, Russia
in Krasnodar, Russia
in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia
in Sidi Moussa, Algeria
|Construction Systems||Capacity expansion for flooring solutions in Klang, Malaysia||2016|
|Replacement of powder plant in Dammam, Saudi Arabia||2016|
|Acquisition of Henkel’s professional Western European building material business||2017|
|Acquisition of Grupo Thermotek, Monterrey, Mexico||2017|
|Capacity expansion for sealants in Brighton, Colorado||2017|
|New powder plant in Sidi Moussa, Algeria||2018|
|Product group||Customer industries|
|Admixture systems||Ready-mix concrete|
|Manufactured concrete products|
Construction industry, especially:
MasterTop TC 941 is a non-solvent-based, UV-stable topcoat with low emissions that offers exceptional cleanability and scratch resistance properties for resin floor systems. Targeted for use in retail and light industry spaces, MasterTop TC 941 has excellent aesthetic durability, which reduces cleaning and maintenance bills and leads to a lower cost of ownership for the customer over the life of the floor.