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Building a sustainable future

At BASF, we create more than just chemicals - we create chemistry. For over 50 years, we have worked closely with industry stakeholders to enable successful sustainable construction projects. With BASF chemistry, buildings can be more durable and require fewer resources for maintenance. Chemistry also makes buildings more energy efficient, thus protecting our environment.

In 2050, nine billion people will live on this planet. Three-quarters of this population will live in cities. The increasing urbanization of the population will require new concepts for housing and construction. Sustainability is therefore a crucial issue for our future. What is our way ahead? How should we tackle new challenges together? You will get these answers and further inspiration through these authentic stories!  

BASF HQ in the United States - an example of sustainable construction

Sustainable Construction

With more than 600 technologies in 75 construction product categories, BASF offers the broadest portfolio of products used on construction sites — or integrated into other products to improve system performance. Our R&D and field teams are constantly upgrading the contribution of these products to help lower energy consumption, increase building life expectancy and offer a faster construction process.

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Construction Chemicals

BASF’s Construction Chemicals division is the worldwide supplier of chemical systems and formulations for the construction industry. The North American Construction Chemicals division of BASF offers products and solutions for commercial, residential, industrial, and infrastructure construction, improving durability, water resistance, energy efficiency, safety and aesthetics.

Coatings

Coating materials from BASF Coatings protect surfaces and give them color and luster. Our products and processes set the standard for eco-efficiency. Every day, our research and development teams work to make coatings of the future more high-performance and more eco-friendly. When it comes to automotive OEM paints, automotive refinish products, and industrial paints, BASF Coatings is the global player in the coatings industry.

Dispersions & Resins

Construction Raw Materials

BASF solutions span the construction industry. From polymers setting new waterproofing standards to high quality emulsions for sealant and adhesive applications to modifiers for gypsum and cementitious mixtures, our product portfolio is vast and encompassing. With an extensive portfolio of resins, binders, latex, colorants, specialty additives, minerals, light stabilizers, photoinitiators, formulation additives and antioxidants, BASF raw materials make building materials more durable, reduce energy consumption, and speed up construction times.

Performance Chemicals

Performance Chemicals offers solutions for the automotive industry including additives and pigments for plastics that go into automotive interiors and exteriors; lubricant additives and synthetic lubricants; and fuel additives.

Performance Materials

BASF’s Performance Materials division encompasses the entire materials know-how of BASF regarding innovative, customized plastics under one roof. Globally active in four major industry sectors - transportation, construction, industrial applications and consumer goods – the division has a strong portfolio of products and services combined with a deep understanding of application-oriented system solutions. Key drivers of profitability and growth are our close collaboration with customers and a clear focus on solutions. Strong capabilities in R&D provide the basis to develop innovative products and applications.

Monomers

The Monomers division develops and produces one of the world’s most extensive ranges of monomers chemicals, natural gas-based products and metal compounds for customers in the construction, pharmaceutical, foodstuffs and timber products industries.