Dec. 20, 2018
Press Release

BASF to expand capacity for methane sulfonic acid at its Ludwigshafen site

  • Global capacity to increase to 50,000 metric tons per year
  • BASF to meet growing customer demand for state-of-the-art formulations


Nov. 15, 2018
Press Release

BASF introduces new generation of Sunscreen Simulator

  • Sunscreen formulation online tool offers new additional features
  • Customizable user interface makes handling more convenient
  • Easy export of documentation


Nov. 15, 2018
Press Release

SCS Formulate 2018: BASF introduces new solutions for the personal care market

  • Wax-based and readily-biodegradable: Euperlan® OP White and Cegesoft® Peel
  • Active ingredient Hyalurosmooth® for skin’s stress relief 


Nov. 5, 2018
Press Release

BASF received SEPAWA Innovation Award 2018 for Tinosorb® S Lite Aqua


Oct. 23, 2018
Press Release

BASF Personal Care expands its presence in sub-Saharan Africa

  • Strengthened regional network and local market approach serve customers in sub-Saharan Africa
  • New application laboratory for personal care to open in Lagos, Nigeria


Oct. 10, 2018
Press Release

SEPAWA 2018: BASF showcases solutions to meet market trends


Sep. 18, 2018
Press Release

BASF introduces latest scientific findings at IFSCC Congress 2018

  • New study results on anti-pollution and sebum oxidation
  • Latest findings in sunscreen formulation technology and UV filter research
  • Innovation in highly active plant extract selection with 3D sebaceous gland model


Sep. 6, 2018
Press Release

BASF invests in alkoxylate capacity expansion at the company's Antwerp site


Aug. 7, 2018
Press Release

BASF receives NPA’s Novel Ingredient and Science Award for its portfolio of natural cosmetic ingredients

FLORHAM PARK, NJ, August 7, 2018 – The Natural Products Association (NPA) recognized BASF for having the largest selection of ingredients for cosmetic manufacturers who want to certify their products according to the NPA Natural Standard. The 25th Annual NPA Awards honors outstanding individuals and companies that have made valuable contributions to the success of the natural products industry.


Jul. 30, 2018
Press Release

BASF welcomes EU approval of nano-sized UV filter in cosmetics


Jul. 24, 2018

BASF pursues a capacity expansion of the integrated ethylene oxide complex at its Verbund site in Antwerp

BASF pursues a significant capacity expansion of the integrated ethylene oxide complex at its Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium. The project includes capacity expansions for ethylene oxide and for several downstream derivatives, such as surfactants.


Jul. 5, 2018
Press Release

BASF and Mazza Innovation become partners on unique, environmental-friendly extraction technology for plant extracts

Lyon, France/Delta, British Columbia, Canada — July 5, 2018 — BASF and Mazza Innovation today announced the signing of an exclusive, long-term supply agreement: The Canadian botanical extractions company will provide BASF with specific plant extracts to develop new solutions for cosmetic applications. Mazza produces the plant extracts using its patented PhytoClean™ technology. This unique, water-based extraction method concentrates bio-actives in a very eco-friendly way.


Jun. 21, 2018
Press Release

BASF increases prices for non-ionic surfactants

Ludwigshafen, Germany – June 21, 2018 – Effective July 1, 2018, or as contractual obligations allow, BASF will increase prices for non-ionic surfactants such as Lutensol®, Plurafac®, Pluronic®, Pluriol®, Glucopon®, Dehypon®, Emulan®, Degressal® and Dehydol® in EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) by up to 160 euros per metric ton.


Jun. 19, 2018
Press Release

1-0 against stains – BASF solutions get laundry clean at low temperatures


Jun. 19, 2018
Press Release

BASF strengthens market position in chelating agents

  • Capacity expansion and portfolio optimization to strengthen position as a leading European supplier
  • Double-digit million investment at Ludwigshafen site


Apr. 26, 2018

All major BASF personal care sites have obtained the EFfCI’s Good Manufacturing Practice certification for cosmetic ingredients

  • Worldwide more than 20 BASF production sites for personal care ingredients fulfill the criteria for the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standard of the European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI)
  • The certification confirms that product quality and hygiene standards during manufacturing processes are strictly met
  • BASF plans additional certifications by 2021 and has already aligned significant parts of its supply chain for the personal care business with the EFfCI GMP standard


Apr. 18, 2018
Press Release

BASF drives sustainable palm with major portfolio switch

  • BASF palm-based personal care specialties will be offered as certified sustainable
  • First customers have implemented portfolio changes
  • BASF steps up palm traceability


Apr. 17, 2018
Press Release

BASF’s new personal care ingredients protect and beautify skin and hair

  • New active ingredient solutions from the research of BASF’s epigenetics and extraction platforms
  • Polymer Rheocare® XGN allows formulations for vegan personal care solutions inspired by nature
  • Tinosorb® S Lite Aqua enables the creation of extra light sun care formulations

    Apr. 17, 2018
    Press Release

    BASF introduces new solutions for healthy skin and hair based on the “Personal Care Elements”

    in-cosmetics 2018: BASF introduces new solutions for healthy skin and hair based on the “Personal Care Elements”

    • BASF offers 130 COSMOS approved products and a broad selection of formulations complying with the standard
    • BASF’s Colors and Effects brand introduces “Proud to be you” theme celebrating individual beauty and diversity
    • Formulation Lab®, Innovation Zone, Technical Seminars and a Workshop provide insights into BASF’s new solutions for the personal care market
    • Third BASF Palm Dialog centers around the industry’s progress towards responsible palm kernel oil


    Apr. 5, 2018
    Press Release

    BASF provides guidance according to ISO 16128 standard for personal care portfolio

    • More than 250 BASF products defined as natural or derived natural ingredients according to the ISO standard
    • "Leaves Index" indicates the degree of natural origin


    Jan. 15, 2018

    BASF and CTIBiotech announce first results of 3D human sebaceous glands technology for skin care applications

    • Experts demonstrated both ex vivo production of physiological sebum in 3D human sebaceous gland model and its regulation by means of active ingredients


    Jan. 15, 2018

    BASF’s new active ingredients provide an effective response to correct the signs of skin and hair aging

    • Anti-stress ingredient Hyalurosmooth® is a mindful way to cope with the effect of stress by regulating cortisol impact on skin
    • New anti-aging active RNAge™ harnesses BASF’s findings in epigenetics and reshapes facial harmony
    • Anti-aging active DN-Age™ slows down hair graying, counteracts hair loss and protects hair fiber against ageing


    Jan. 15, 2018

    Cosmetagora 2018: BASF’s “Be authentic” concept addresses nature-oriented lifestyles

    • Mediterranean Influences: glamorous textures and effective sun protection based on BASF’s UV filter solutions
    • Experimental Nomad: all-in-one, compact formulations that are easy to use and fit in a backpack – for beauty on the go
    • Tinosorb® S Lite Aqua enables the creation of light formulations



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