Can you imagine the world without chemistry?

Chemistry plays an important role in the world we know.

Chemistry enables us to have mobile phones, cars, home care products, clothes. It provides us with more food and healthier food, it purifies the water we drink, it makes our lives cleaner.

Chemistry is all around us. In buildings we live in, shoes we wear, asphalt we walk on. Almost everything surrounding us is made of chemicals. Our soles need foam to make our walking smooth and painless, our clothes need synthetic colours be vivid, our homes need chemistry to be warm.

Chemistry plays such an important role in the world we know. That’s why, every day, at BASF, we don’t just make chemicals, we create chemistry.

Chemistry is the solution. Can you image the world without chemistry?

Chemistry makes our lives cleaner

The COVID-19 pandemic has been posing great challenges for the world recently and changing the world as we know it. All industries have been trying their best to keep up with the current situation and to stop the spread of the virus, but there is one industry that has a vital role: the chemical industry.

Chemistry enables sufficient healthy food (and water)

In 2050, nearly ten billion people will live on Earth. While the world’s population and its demands continue growing, the planet’s resources are finite. The United Nations (U.N.) predicts that by 2050, mankind will need to increase food production by 70% to feed the world.

Chemistry enables more clean water

Water is an essential building block of life. We are 80% made of water. Our planet is 70% covered with water. There is enough freshwater on the planet for seven billion people, but it is distributed unevenly and too much of it is wasted, polluted, and unsustainably managed. 

Chemistry keeps the air clean

The air around us has a big impact on our daily lives. In fact, recent studies have shown that air pollution can increase the risk of breathing problems while we sleep. Our catalytic converters reduce harmful emissions from cars and industries. 

Chemistry protects our skin

If there were no chemistry, the beach on a sunny day would only be a part of our imagination. We would have burns, our skin would be damaged, and we would age much earlier. Plants love sun. Humans love sun. Everybody loves sun. But sun can be very harmful, too.