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Jun. 2, 2020
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BASF announces 25th anniversary of APG® production at Düsseldorf site

  • Made from 100 percent natural feedstock: The original alkyl polyglycoside (APG®) from BASF  

  • All-round surfactants with proven mildness for personal care, cleaning efficiency and industrial applications

  • Vast majority of APG® surfactant range in Europe from certified sustainable palm-based raw material


May 14, 2020
Press Release

BASF embraces personalization in cosmetics


May 8, 2020

BASF announces start of North American production of pearlizers

Pearlizers, opacifiers, and specialty blends will be available RSPO MB-certified


May 5, 2020
Press Release

BASF introduces Luviset® 360: a new styling polymer for exceptional textures and very strong but flexible hold

  • Superior styling performance: Luviset® 360 provides long-lasting hold even under high humidity conditions
  • Luviset 360 needs less carbomer thickener to achieve target viscosity and has self-thickening capability


May 4, 2020
Press Release

BASF is the largest provider of ingredients for natural cosmetics

  • For the first time, five active ingredients by BASF have been certified as organic according to the COSMOS-standard
  • 145 cosmetic ingredients by BASF worldwide are COSMOS-registered
  • 150 ingredients by BASF are suitable for formulations according to the EU-Ecolabel for cosmetic products, about 200 meet the requirements of the Nordic Ecolabel



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