Dec. 18, 2012

Questions on the skin care trends

Which current drivers do you consider most vital to the skin-care market and which opportunities do arise with them? How do these developments affect the skin care market? How important is it for manufacturers to respond to these trends and how does BASF support its customers in meeting consumers’ demands? The following short news from BASF Personal Care gives answers to these questions.


Nov. 16, 2012
Press Release

Ultra Filling Spheres™ – the ultimate next generation wrinkle corrector

Wrinkle formation is one of the today’s consumer major concerns as wrinkles and fine lines represent the most visible sign of aging. Among the several wrinkle corrective treatments which are available today, dermal fillers are still among the most popular.


Nov. 7, 2012
Press Release

In-Cosmetics Asia 2012: BASF showcases innovations ”Inspired by life” in Bangkok

  • BASF showcases new Care CreationsTM brand along with the new communication concept "Inspired by life"
  • Booth location: D10 and E10, Halls 101-102, BI-TEC Bangna, Bangkok, Thailand



Oct. 30, 2012

Questions on the color cosmetics market

What is currently driving the color cosmtics market? How does BASF’s color cosmetics segment help its customers to meet consumer demands? And what are the latest additions to BASF’s color cosmetics portfolio? The following short news from BASF Personal Care gives answers to these questions.


Oct. 24, 2012
Press Release

Innovative strength on show: BASF presented its most comprehensive portfolio of value-adding ingredients at Sepawa 2012

  • BASF exhibited its latest innovation-driven solutions and high-performance products for the personal care, home care and industrial and institutional cleaning (I&I) markets
  • Comprehensive ingredient portfolio opens up a range of possibilities for new product formulations


Oct. 1, 2012
Press Release

Jan-Peter Sander named Senior Vice President of BASF’s business unit Personal Care Europe

  • Jan-Peter Sander appointed Senior Vice President of BASF’s business unit Personal Care Europe: he will take up the role on October 1, 2012
  • Sander brings more than 25 years of experience in the chemical industry


Sep. 21, 2012

IFSCC 2012: Experts from BASF share insights into new studies

From October 15 to 18 this year, experts from BASF Personal Care and its cosmetics active ingredient business represented under the banner Beauty Creations will be attending the 27th International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) congress in Johannesburg, South Africa, to share exclusive insights into their latest studies.


Sep. 6, 2012

BASF increases production capacity for methanesulfonic acid/Lutropur® in Ludwigshafen

Ludwigshafen, Germany – September 6, 2012 – After a construction time of nearly two years, BASF has now started up production in the plant extension used to manufacture methanesulfonic acid in Ludwigshafen. BASF is the world’s leading manufacturer of methanesulfonic acid, which is marketed world-wide under the Lutropur® trademark, with a total capacity of 30 000 tonnes per year. Extending the Lutropur® plant has led to the creation of 12 additional jobs in Ludwigshafen.


Sep. 6, 2012

BASF launches Lutropur, high purity methanesulfonic acid (MSA), in the South American esterification market

BASF is launching Lutropur MSA for the esterification market in South America. BASF is the world’s leading manufacturer of methanesulfonic acid, which is marketed world-wide under the Lutropur® trademark. Lutropur MSA is pure methanesulfonic acid, strong and odorless organic acid with a unique property profile that distinguishes it from all other acids.


Sep. 5, 2012
Press Release

BASF Launches Broad-spectrum UV Filter Z-COTE® LSA

FLORHAM PARK, NJ, September 5, 2012 – BASF announced today the launch of Z-COTE® LSA, its latest inorganic, broad-spectrum UV filter. Z-COTE LSA provides broad-spectrum protection from long wave UVA rays and medium wave UVB rays by physically scattering, reflecting and absorbing solar radiation. The filter is hypoallergenic, making it the ideal ingredient for use in daily skin moisturizers and beach wear products formulated for sensitive skin. Z-COTE LSA and its increased particle size offers a complimentary addition to our current Z-COTE product line offering excellent transparency, outstanding dispersing properties and additional unmet market needs.


Aug. 27, 2012
Press Release

BASF at 2012 Sepawa Congress: expert insights, innovative concepts and products for the home and personal care market

At the 59th Sepawa congress in Fulda, Germany from October 23 to 25, BASF will present at booths 200–204 and 250–254 one of the broadest ingredient portfolios for the personal care, home care and I&I market. This year’s booth will showcase innovative solutions and concepts that allow customers to serve market demands, while opening up a range of possibilities for new product formulations. Experts from BASF will also take part in the Sepawa Conference Program and the Forum for Innovation, where they will share insights into new studies and the latest product developments.


Aug. 17, 2012

BASF, Cargill and Novozymes target commercial bio-based acrylic acid process

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY- MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, - August 17, 2012 - BASF, Cargill and Novozymes have signed an agreement to develop technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials.


Jul. 3, 2012
Press Release

BASF sells marine biopolymers business to Seagarden ASA

Ludwigshafen, Germany – July 3, 2012 – BASF SE and the Norwegian company Seagarden ASA signed a contract to transfer the Chitosan marine biopolymers business. Chitosan marine biopolymers are used in personal care products and as pharmaceutical ingredients. The transaction is expected to be formally completed by August 2012.


Jun. 6, 2012
Press Release

New packaging for Luviskol: Consistent quality for hair care products

BASF has introduced a new thin plastic film packaging for the Luviskol® range of high-molecular-weight powders in order to set new quality standards in keeping the powders more stable and protecting them even better against contact with oxygen and oxide penetration.


May 31, 2012
Press Release

BASF’s Personal Care business launched new Care CreationsTM website

BASF has launched a new website for its personal care business: a brand website for the new Care Creations™ brand and the “Inspired by life” communications concept. Also new is a Personal Care Press Center, giving journalists easy access to the BASF Personal Care-related information they may need.


May 24, 2012
Press Release

BASF-YPC breaks ground on acrylics project in Nanjing


May 24, 2012
Press Release

BASF at FCE Cosmetique and Pharma 2012: innovative solutions for beauty and health

BASF personal and health care businesses are ideally positioned to serve present and future market demands. Backed up by strong technological and research capabilities, the world’s leading supplier of high-quality ingredients and actives for the personal care and pharmaceutical industry is set to launch its innovative solutions at the 17th International Technology Exhibition for the Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical Industry


May 10, 2012
Press Release

HPCI 2012: BASF to showcase wide range of ingredients for personal care and home care products

  • Exhibiting one of the most comprehensive portfolios for personal care and home care products
  • HPCI Exhibition & Conference in the WOW Convention Center Istanbul, May 23 to 24, BASF booth number: 310


Apr. 19, 2012
Press Release

BASF at In-Cosmetics 2012: Innovations inspired by life

At this year’s In-Cosmetics trade show, BASF showcased its latest innovations for the personal- and beauty-care market, including synthetic mica-based pigments, high-performance hair care ingredients and cosmetic actives. The BASF Personal Care business also presented its new brand, Care Creations™ and communication concept, “Inspired by Life”, while inviting customers to experience how the personal care market can be shaped by innovations inspired by life.


Apr. 11, 2012
Press Release

BASF to invest in new chemical production site in Dahej, India


Apr. 3, 2012
News, Press Release

BASF commissions new plant for oxidized polyethylene waxes at Ludwigshafen site

Improved availability of oxidized polyethylene waxes.Integrated plant forms part of a sustainable production concept within the Verbund site that conserves resources


Feb. 17, 2012
Press Release

BASF at In-Cosmetics 2012: experience the pulse of consumers and the market

BASF will be attending this year’s In-Cosmetics trade show in Barcelona, Spain, where it will be inviting visitors to experience its latest innovations, and offering them an exclusive look at what lies ahead in the personal care market. From April 17 to 19, BASF’s Care Chemicals division will also present its new communication strategy for this market and will showcase its forward-thinking personal and beauty care concepts and solutions at booth D40. BASF experts will share their know-how both at the booth and in workshops, innovation seminars and podium discussions.



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