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Innovating solutions for sustainable paper and board production

From the largest supplier of paper chemicals to the leading supplier of paper chemistry

BASF is the world’s leading supplier of chemicals to the paper and board industry. Our innovative solutions help papermakers deliver top quality and increase productivity while reducing total cost of operation.

Our value-adding portfolio of paper chemicals goes into every stage of manufacturing. From process chemicals that optimize costs and increase machine efficiency through functional chemicals that lend specific properties – all the way to coating chemicals that improve the appearance and performance of finished paper and board. Our customers operate in highly competitive markets. To help them differentiate now and in the future, we are committed to innovation – in products, applications and services. We invest a significant portion of sales in R&D.