“Strategic Partnership Award”: BASF presents award to Huafeng
PolyTHF provides elasticity in textiles
PolyTHF is an important intermediate in the manufacturing of Spandex fibers that are combined with polyamide, cotton or polyester fibers. The use of these fibers lends a permanently high degree of elasticity to the textiles into which it is incorporated. Thanks to its excellent resistance to hydrolysis and microbes, fibers containing PolyTHF are primarily used in garments that come into direct contact with the body, such as in bathing wear, underwear, stockings or sports clothing. An additional benefit of these elastic fibers is their particularly long service life.
The Intermediates division of BASF develops, produces and markets the broadest range of intermediates of any company in the world. The most important products in its range of over 600 products include amines, diols, polyalcohols, in addition to acids and specialty chemicals. Intermediates are used as the starter product for coatings, plastics, pharmaceutical products, textile fibers, detergents and agricultural products. Innovative intermediates from BASF enhance both the properties of the final products and the efficiency of production processes. The Intermediates division operated from sites in Europe, Asia, North America and South America in 2006. The division, which has achieved certification to ISO 9001:2000 and employs 2,600 people, recorded a total sales figure of about € 2.3 billion.
Further information can be found at: www.basf.de/zwischenprodukte.
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals to crude oil and natural gas. As a reliable partner to virtually all industries, BASF’s high-value products and intelligent system solutions help its customers to be more successful. BASF develops new technologies and uses them to meet the challenges of the future and open up additional market opportunities. It combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, thus contributing to a better future. BASF has approximately 95,000 employees and posted sales of € 52.6 billion (approximately $66.1 billion) in 2006. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at: www.basf.com.
BASF has been a committed partner to Greater China since 1885. It is one of the biggest foreign investors in the Chinese chemical industry. The company currently has more than 5,500 employees and operates 29 wholly owned subsidiaries and nine joint ventures. In 2006, BASF achieved sales of over € 3.6 billion in Greater China. For further information, please visit: www.greater-china.basf.com.