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Innovations at BASF

BASF is one of the world's most innovative companies. Innovations are our wellspring and our driving force. Our "We create chemistry" strategy is also geared towards innovation: we at BASF are continuously introducing sustainable solutions onto the market which significantly contribute to improving quality of life and conserving resources such as water or energy. Our success is driven by research.

Looking back over our history:

The chemical industry has always driven innovation. Take a closer look over our history.


Insecticide with unique mode of action


High-performance insulation with organic aerogel  

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Superelastic foam for lightweight running shoes  


Biobased and compostable polymer  


Effective fungicide with long-term effect against fungal infestation  


The new four-way conversion catalyst for gasoline engines.

Otomotiv emisyon katalizörleri için özel zeolitler

Copper Chabazite Zeolites

A milestone on the road to clean diesel engines  

Further Innovations

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BASF again ranked among leading companies in the Patent Asset Index

The number and quality of our patents also attest to our power of innovation and long-term competitiveness. We filed around 800 new patents worldwide in 2017. In 2017, we once again ranked among the leading companies in the Patent Asset Index, a method that compares patent portfolios industry-wide.

Patent Asset Index

The Patent Asset Index is calculated using the factors portfolio size and competitive impact. The competitive impact is determined by its technology relevance and market coverage.