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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. 

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Chemistry makes the roads safer and more durable

In 2050, nearly ten billion people will live on this planet. The fast-paced lifestyle and increasing urbanization, as well as increased road-based freight transport will require new concepts for construction.

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Chemistry enhances digital life

At BASF, we connect our innovation with the needs of our customers in the global electronic industry to provide the most advanced chemicals and electronic materials in the E&E value chain. 

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Chemistry keeps the wheels rolling

When private automobile traffic took off in the nineteen-fifties, the demand for car and bicycle tires was up significantly. Ever since, BASF’s tackifiers have been used in tire production around the globe.

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Chemistry protects our cars from damages and makes them colorful

The number of cars on our streets is growing constantly. By 2020, there will be approximately 1.2 billion cars on the road worldwide.

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Chemistry makes protective gear safer

BASF’s plastic additives improve the processing and product properties of plastics and are therefore a problem solver for complex tasks in almost all areas of plastics processing. 

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Chemistry enables recycling of plastic waste

There is an increasing regulatory pressure regarding recycling quota and recyclability on the one hand and strong commitments of our customers towards increasing the share of recycled material in their offerings on the other hand. 

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Chemistry protects the climate

BASF supports the objective of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius. For BASF, climate protection is a key task and an essential part of our strategy.

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Chemistry contributes to a sustainable future

At BASF, we want to contribute to a world that provides a viable future with enhanced quality of life for everyone. We do so by creating chemistry for our customers and society and by making the best use of available resources. 

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Chemistry creates value for the society

Sustainable development has been defined as the balance of economic success, ecological protection and social responsibility. To effectively manage sustainability, company must be able to measure or otherwise quantify sustainability in each of these pillars.