Nutrition & Care

The Nutrition & Care segment, consisting of the Care Chemicals and Nutrition & Health divisions, serves the growing needs of food and feed producers as well as the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, detergents and cleaner industries. We offer solutions for the increasingly sophisticated demands of fast-moving consumer goods as well as for technical applications, crop protection and nutrition. We strive to expand our position as a leading provider of ingredients for consumer goods in the areas of nutrition, home and personal care. Our goal is to drive organic growth. We focus on growth markets, sustainability trends and digital business models in consumer markets.



Texapon® SFA

Texapon® SFA is a very mild, innovative and sustainable anionic surfactant. It is 99% derived from renewable feedstocks, certified as sustainable according to the RSPO mass balance standard, readily biodegradable and suitable as an alternative to sulfate-based surfactants. The product is extremely gentle on the skin and eyes, making it especially suitable for delicate baby skin and formulas for tear-free shampoo products. When added to polymer-free shampoo formulations, for example, Texapon® SFA makes it easier to comb hair. It has also been proven to reinforce the beneficial effect of formulations with cationic polymers. BASF aims to achieve annual sales of over €20 million with this product.

Discover Texapon® SFA at carecreations.basf.com


Factors influencing sales

EBIT before special items


Million € 2022 2021 2020 2019
Sales to third parties 8,066 6,442 6,019 6,075
Share of total BASF sales (%) 9 8 10 10

of which Care Chemicals

5,619 4,439 3,989 4,118

Nutrition & Health

2,447 2,003 2,030 1,957
Income from operations before depreciation, amortization and special items 1,067 909 1,190 1,214
Income from operations before depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) 1,055 967 1,152 1,189
EBITDA margin (%) 13.1 15.0 19.1 19.6
Income from operations (EBIT) before special items 618 497 773 793
EBIT before special items margin (%) 7.7 7.7 12.8 13.1
Income from operations (EBIT) 605 554 688 644
EBIT margin (%) 7.5 8.6 11.4 10.6
Return on capital employed (ROCE) (%) 7.5 8.2 10.6 10.0
Last Update May 26, 2023