BASF receives IDEA16 Raw Material Achievement Award

June 3, 2016

Press Release

FLORHAM PARK, NJ, June 2, 2016 – BASF recently received the IDEA16 Raw Material Achievement Award for SAVIVA®, its new generation of superabsorbents for use in baby diapers, incontinence and feminine hygiene products. The IDEA16 Achievement Awards recognize the leading companies, individuals, and new products in the global nonwovens and engineered fabrics industry. This award was presented to BASF on May 4 by INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, in partnership with Nonwovens Industry magazine.

SAVIVA® is a breakthrough innovation and delivers the next generation of superabsorbent polymers based on a pioneering technology platform, droplet polymerization.

“The unique design of its round shaped particles allows high absorption performance and a new mode of active liquid distribution in the diaper,” said John Putro, Industry Manager, Hygiene Products North America at BASF. It provides customers with the ability to create diaper designs with a new level of dryness, leakage prevention and comfort.”

SAVIVA® demonstrates BASF’s commitment to the hygiene industry, helping to make consumers’ lives better by keeping babies drier with more comfort or by offering a new quality of life for people with incontinence.

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John Putro, Industry Manager, Hygiene Products North America, BASF accepts the 2016 IDEA Achievement Award during an event recognizing innovation in nonwovens across seven categories.


About BASF´s Care Chemicals division

The BASF division Care Chemicals offers a broad range of ingredients for personal care, hygiene, home care, industrial & institutional cleaning, and technical applications. We are the global leading supplier for the cosmetics industry as well as the detergents and cleaners industry and support our customers with innovative and sustainable products, solutions and concepts. The division’s high-performance product portfolio includes surfactants, emulsifiers, polymers, emollients, chelating agents, cosmetic active ingredients and UV filters. Superabsorbent polymers developed for the full spectrum of hygiene applications complete the range. We have production and development sites in all regions and are expanding our presence in emerging markets. Further information is available on the Internet at

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has nearly 17,500 employees in North America, and had sales of $17.4 billion in 2015. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 112,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of more than €70 billion in 2015. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information at


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