The Intermediates division manufactures about 700 products, which are sold worldwide. These include butanediol and its derivatives, amines, organic acids, polyalcohols, life science intermediates, solvents and OASE® gas treatment solutions. They are generally quite resilient to economic cycles and are often the result of multi-step production processes within BASF. Customers typically purchase them as precursors for their downstream chemicals. The Intermediates division focuses primarily on the C1 and C2 value chains.

Sales by region 2017 (location of customer)

Region Sales in %  
Europe 42% 1
North America 17% 2
Asia Pacific 38% 3
South America, Africa, Middle East 3% 4

Sales by direct customer industry 2017

Direct customer industry Sales in %  
Chemicals & plastics 85% 1
Health & nutrition 5% 2
Consumer goods 3% 3
Energy & resources 3% 4
Agriculture 1% 5
Other 3% 6

Key capabilities of BASF

  • Strong global market position with regional production
  • Strong Verbund sites with backward integration
  • Leading process technology
  • Highly qualified and experienced personnel
  • Strong innovation pipeline
Last Update 15 June 2018