Market Area Africa

R&D in Ludwigshafen

Ludwigshafen is the largest site within the BASF R&D Verbund, hub for the region Europe and headquarters of Process Research & Chemical Engineering platform.

Ultra trace analysis in the clean room in Ludwigshafen: Researchers are looking for the needle in a haystack at the quality control of ultrapure chemicals for the production of chips which can be found in each smartphone today.

Succesful research combines markets impulses with scientific insights. The organization of research at BASF within the Verbund is completely focused on this task. Through collaborations with universities and research institutes, joint ventures with highly specialized high-tech companies the company gets access to new knowledge and new technologies.

Global Know-how Verbund

We arranged the central research units Process Research & Chemical Engineering, Advanced Materials & Systems Research, and Bioscience Research into three global platforms each headquartered in one of the regions particularly significant for us: Europe, Asia Pacific and North America. Within this global Know-how Verbund we create market-relevant innovations quickly and efficiently.

The research site Ludwigshafen bundles numerous competencies with research focus areas such as: process engineering, new materials and systems, catalysis, analytics, material physics, structural and coating materials, dispersions, additives, toxicology, ecology, performance materials, care materials, formulations, simulation and modeling, white biotechnology a.s.o.

The new Supercomputer

Since August 2017, one of the world’s largest Supercomputers for industrial chemical research is located at the Ludwigshafen site. The Supercomputer called "Quriosity" enables BASF researchers to very efficiently investigate complex questions and it further shortens the time it takes to launch new products.

Corporate Research

Our employees work in interdisciplinary teams on innovative processes and products for a sustainable future.