Dec. 19, 2019
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BASF pushes UV filter production capacities

Monheim, Germany – December 19, 2019 – BASF as market leader for UV filters and ingredients used in sun care products, performs a range of production expansion activities for UV filters, so as to continue to support the global market demand and its global customer growth. Debottlenecking activities at the production sites Grenzach and Ludwigshafen were a first step and will lead to double digit percent increase of production capacities, e.g. for the value chains of Tinosorb® S, Uvinul® A Plus and Uvinul® T150. 


Nov. 20, 2019
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BASF launches Hydrasensyl® Glucan, an ultra-pure, multi-functional and fast-acting beta-glucan

  • BASF’s new active ingredient, Hydrasensyl® Glucan, moisturizes, smoothes and soothes the skin
  • In clinical studies, Hydrasensyl Glucan has proven its powerful immediate and long-term efficacy
  • The beta-glucan combines structural elements of both hyaluronic acid and collagen


Nov. 13, 2019

Project for sustainable certified coconut oil production improves lives of more than 4,100 smallholder farmers in the Philippines and Indonesia

SINGAPORE – November 13, 2019 – BASF, Cargill, Procter & Gamble (P&G) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH have cooperated in a development partnership under the programme commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to establish a certified coconut oil supply chain and improve the livelihood of coconut farmers in the Philippines and Indonesia.


Nov. 12, 2019
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SCS Formulate 2019: BASF presents eco-friendly solutions for the personal care market

  • 100 percent natural extract from the chaga mushroom: BASF’s latest bioactive ingredient Inolixir™ produces quick and long-lasting results for tired and sensitive skin
  • 100 percent nature-based: bioactive extracts from the rambutan tree
  • Eco-friendly sun protection with the EcoSun Pass and reduced time to market with BASF’s Sunscreen Simulator


Nov. 1, 2019
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BASF well positioned to double production capacity for Alkyl Polyglucosides at Jinshan, China

  • Expansion will help better serve customers with steady and timely supply of quality products
  •  With the production increase BASF further supports customers’ formulations with natural, renewable feedstock-based mild surfactants, in home and personal care applications


Oct. 23, 2019

Future-ready for sustainability and digitalization – BASF presents its new solutions at SEPAWA in Berlin

  • Now available: Trilon® M Max based on renewable resources
  • RedisoTM and Mixed Reality, digital solutions by BASF, deliver added value to customers in the washing and cleaning agent industry
  • 100 percent biodegradable: Texapon® SFA and Dehyton® SFA are effective alternatives to surfactants containing sulfate and are very gentle on the skin and eyes
  • Looking after the skin and soul: BASF's skin-to-soul care concept based on cream-to-oil emulsion technology


Oct. 7, 2019
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BASF and Biomillenia join forces in microbiome research

Paris/France – October 7, 2019 BASF and Biomillenia today announced the signing of a microbiome discovery agreement. The collaboration aims to identify novel dermocosmetic active ingredients involved in promoting skin health.


Sep. 30, 2019
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Inolixir™: the wellness elixir for healthy skin

  • BASF’s latest bioactive ingredient Inolixir™ promotes skin health with a dual action approach that produces quick and long-lasting results for tired and sensitive skin.
  • Inolixir™ fortifies the skin’s natural protection system and reduces pro-inflammatory response with visible results on fine lines, dark circles and redness.
  • The active ingredient is a 100% natural extract from the chaga mushroom, obtained using an innovative eco-friendly technology: subcritical water extraction.


Sep. 30, 2019
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BASF presents new findings and products of innovation platforms for actives at IFSCC Conference 2019

  • Quorum Quenching keeps skin microbiota balanced
  • Subcritical water extraction efficiently harnesses the Chaga mushroom’s skin-relaxing power
  • DN-Aura® rejuvenates the skin by shrinking and lightening pigmented spots via epigenetic mechanisms
  • BASF’s Rambutan Program sources raw materials sustainably from organic-certified gardens in Vietnam
  • 2nd skin film former for skin protection


Sep. 11, 2019
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BASF’s Bix’Activ® boosts African skin


Sep. 5, 2019
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BASF and CTIBiotech to develop first 3D bioprinted human reconstructed skin including immune macrophages

  • The new 3D model will allow research and development of anti-inflammatory properties of active ingredients.


Sep. 5, 2019
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BASF publishes 3rd Palm Progress Report

  • Sourcing 70 percent certified sustainable palm and palm kernel oil advances the company’s palm commitment
  • Smallholder support integral part of sustainable palm production
  • Savings of more than 200,000 metric tons CO2 in 2018 by sourcing certified sustainable palm kernel oil


Jul. 23, 2019
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Now available: Trilon® M Max based on renewable resources


Jul. 9, 2019
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BASF focuses its optical brightener portfolio by divesting the stilbene type technology of BASF India Limited in Ankleshwar, India

  • BASF focuses on its specialty optical brightener Tinopal® CBS manufactured at its recently modernized plant in Monthey, Switzerland
  • BASF India Limited has reached an agreement with Archroma India Private Limited to divest the stilbene-based Optical Brightening Agents technology, including products utilized in the detergent industry
  • BASF to strengthen leadership in the growing market of specialty optical brightener technology Tinopal® CBS


Jun. 4, 2019
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360˚ sun care: more than just great sunscreen

Düsseldorf-Holthausen, Germany – June 4, 2019 – BASF has launched a new microsite all about sun protection. Hosted by BASF’s Care Creations® team, the Global Technical Center Sun Care makes the company’s sun care expertise available to both customers and consumers. It explores UV filters, skin types, the light spectrum and solar radiation in more detail. Plus, BASF experts provide tips and suggestions on how to stay safe in the sun.


Jun. 4, 2019
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BASF’s EcoSun Pass: eco-friendly sun protection

Düsseldorf-Holthausen, Germany – June 4, 2019 – EcoSun Pass by BASF’s Care Creations® is a new methodology especially developed for sun protection products – evaluating the environmental compatibility of UV filter systems in sunscreens. The methodology supports the transparent assessment of UV filters based on internationally recognized criteria and comprises eight different parameters, from biodegradation and aquatic toxicity to endocrine disruption potential. It not only considers environmental factors for individual UV filters, but provides a comprehensive environmental evaluation of filter systems; as such, it marks a further milestone for BASF on the road to a sustainable future.


Jun. 4, 2019
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BASF and siHealth Ltd partner to market personalized technology to the personal care industry

Ludwigshafen, Germany – June 4, 2019 – BASF and siHealth Ltd, a UK emerging company in the health care industry, today announced their strategic alliance, including an equity investment. This alliance allows BASF to exclusively market scientifically-based satellite and optronic technologies to the personal care industry globally. This will extend BASF’s offerings, enabling new solutions to the industry, for example towards personalized products. The latest advanced technology will be introduced by siHealth to the technical community at the International Sun Protection Conference at the Royal College of General Practitioners in London, UK from June 4 to 5, 2019.


Jun. 3, 2019
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CESIO 2019: BASF addresses customers’ needs with sustainable solutions and digital applications

Munich, Germany – June 3, 2019 – At this year’s CESIO World Surfactant Congress taking place in Munich from June 3 to 5, BASF (booth 4) will be focusing on resource-friendly solutions and digital applications. “Sustainability and digitalization are key drivers for our customers and for BASF,” said Soeren Hildebrandt, Senior Vice President, Home Care, I&I and Industrial Formulators Europe at BASF. “Our aim as a reliable partner is to support our customers in responding to these trends. We do that by investing in our production plants and capacities and by continuously exploring new uses for digital applications.”


May 27, 2019
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BASF signs exclusive contract with Lactips to market bio-based and biodegradable films for home care as well as industrial and institutional cleaning applications

Ludwigshafen, Germany – May 13, 2019 – BASF and Lactips signed an exclusive contract to market Lactips’ water-soluble, bio-based and fully biodegradable material. This long-term partnership supports BASF’s strategy to leverage sustainable solutions to drive business growth.


May 27, 2019
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BASF, The Estee Lauder Companies, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and Solidaridad partner for Sustainable Palm Project

LAMPUNG, INDONESIA, MAY 23rd, 2019 – BASF, The Estée Lauder Companies and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) are partnering with the civil society organization Solidaridad to promote sustainable palm oil and palm derivatives production in the district of Waykanan, Lampung, Indonesia.


Apr. 25, 2019
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BASF invests in silicate-based specialty chemicals business


Apr. 8, 2019
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BASF receives innovation awards for Euperlan® OP White and new face mask concept

  • Industry consulting agency BSB honors important contributions for innovative ingredients and cosmetic products
  • Euperlan® OP White offers a wax-based, readily biodegradable alternative to synthetic polymer opacifiers
  • New face mask concept takes up latest trends in skin care and offers the right mask for every purpose


Apr. 2, 2019
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Rambutan Program: BASF launches bioactives from responsible beauty program

  • The Rambutan Program creates a positive impact on Vietnamese rural society answering to the eco-responsible aspiration of today’s consumers
  • BASF and Vietnamese partners have been collaborating since 2015
  • New bioactives Nephydrat™, Nephoria™ and Rambuvital™ are preservative-free, 100 percent natural origin and COSMOS-approved


Apr. 2, 2019
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in-cosmetics 2019: BASF addresses consumer needs with sustainable, tailor-made solutions for the cosmetics industry

  • New solutions prove BASF’s expertise in actives, sun care and its commitment to responsible beauty
  • Formulation Lab®, Innovation Zone and Technical Seminars provide insights into BASF’s broad portfolio of offerings
  • Fourth BASF Palm Dialog gives an outlook on sustainable palm beyond 2020


Mar. 8, 2019
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BASF launches new rinse aid surfactant for plastic surfaces in North America

FLORHAM PARK, NJ, March 8, 2019 – BASF Care Chemicals in North America launched Plurafac® LF RA-P, a rinse aid additive developed for plastic surfaces and plastic dishware.


Mar. 8, 2019
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BASF opens Customer Innovation Center for its Care Chemicals division in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO, March 8, 2019 – BASF opened a brand-new Customer Innovation Center for its Care Chemicals division serving the Mexican market. The multifunctional center offers an open space architectural design that fosters closer collaboration and nurtures cross industry pollination, allowing BASF and its customers to develop tailor-made solutions. BASF experts will support and work together with customers to develop applications for the specific needs and trends of a variety of market segments: Home and Personal Care, Industrial Processing and Agricultural Additives.


Feb. 8, 2019
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BASF opens Application Technology Laboratory for personal care in Nigeria

  • Local competence in application and formulation technology for sub-Saharan African personal care market
  • Synergistic service approach comprises marketing, application technology, and sales
  • Solutions for the specific needs of African hair and skin


Jan. 28, 2019
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BASF and B2B Cosmetics become partners to enable individualized personal care products

Ludwigshafen, Germany – January 28, 2019 – BASF and B2B Cosmetics today announced an exclusive, long-term strategic partnership in the field of personalized personal care products, including a strategic investment into B2B Cosmetics by BASF.


Jan. 15, 2019
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BASF’s new active ingredients target skin conditions’ root causes

  • Blue light protection inspired by plant defense strategies
  • New active ingredients coming from the research of BASF’s innovation platforms on epigenetics, microbiome and extraction


Jan. 15, 2019
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Cosmet’Agora 2019: BASF leads the way with new approach for skin care formulations and eco-friendly ingredient solutions

  • “Innovative Skincare Journey” concept features innovative process for efficient high-quality products
  • Supporting customers to answer the trend towards natural ingredients
  • Eco-friendly ingredients for environmental-conscious consumers
  • BASF presents innovative three-in-one formula at the Formulation Awards



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