BASF acquires Fritzsche Dodge & Olcott, a producer of aromatics and flavor additives.
BASF makes three major acquisitions: Inmont Corporation, for automotive refinish and printing and packaging inks; American Enka, for its fibers operations; and the Celanese advanced composite materials business.
BASF opens its Agricultural Research Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
On January 1, BASF restructures all North American entities into a new group named BASF Corporation.
BASF acquires Pinturas Aurolín S.A., one of the largest Mexican paint manufacturers, with production sites in Hermosillo, Mexico City, Vallejo and Tultitlan.