Dec. 17, 2020
Press Release

BASF reaches agreement to sell site in Kankakee, Illinois to One Rock Capital Partners


Aug. 18, 2020
Press Release

BASF invests to produce Uvinul® A Plus in Asia

  • New production line at Kaohsiung site in Taiwan to produce Uvinul® A Plus, an ingredient used for UVA protection, in various sun and skin care formulations
  • Regional production to meet rising consumer demand for high-performance and safe UV filters in the Asia Pacific market
  • First additional capacities to be available from mid-2022


Aug. 14, 2020
Press Release

100 percent naturally derived: BASF launches Lamesoft® Balance for efficient stabilization of rinse-off formulations

  • Lamesoft® Balance is readily biodegradable and stabilizes wax-based dispersions in hair and skin cleansing formulations
  • Cold processable and easy to formulate
  • Suitable for formulations of certified natural cosmetics according to COSMOS and NATRUE standards


Aug. 14, 2020
Press Release

BASF partners with The Estée Lauder Companies and Solidaridad to provide COVID-19 support to sustainable palm farmers in Indonesia


Aug. 14, 2020
Press Release

BASF invests to boost alkoxylate capacity in Asia Pacific

  • Investment to support growing demand for alkoxylates in Asia Pacific
  • Land, buildings and assets from Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company, Ltd., China (SPC) related to alkoxylates production acquired
  • First additional capacities to be available from end 2020


Jun. 17, 2020

BASF establishes metal surface treatment global competence center in Asia Pacific

  • Dedicated facility to help enhance collaboration with customers and provide advanced technical service
  • New competence center to speed up innovations with clear focus on sustainable additives


Jun. 2, 2020
Press Release

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


Apr. 30, 2020
Press Release

BASF appoints BTC Europe distribution partner for the entire personal care portfolio in the UK and Ireland

  • As of June 1st, 2020, BTC Europe will be distribution partner for the Care Creations® portfolio in the UK and Ireland


Apr. 20, 2020

Scalposine™: new detox ritual promotes a healthy scalp and microbial diversity

  • BASF’s new active ingredient Scalposine™ reduces sebum production and encourages beneficial strains of bacteria
  • The amino acid derivative prevents oily scalp and reduces itching after one month of application
  • In vivo and in vitro tests confirm instant and long-lasting efficacy


Apr. 9, 2020
Press Release

BASF receives innovation awards for EcoSun Pass, Texapon® SFA and Inolixir™


Apr. 7, 2020
News, Press Release

BASF Personal Care donates hand sanitizers at European sites

  • European sites modify production processes to manufacture disinfectants
  • Products are being donated to medical institutions in the vicinity of European production sites


Jan. 24, 2020

BASF expands low 1,4-Dioxane line to help customers meet new regulations in North America

FLORHAM PARK, NJ – January 23, 2020 – BASF has expanded its low 1,4-Dioxane line by adding several new ingredients to the existing range of Flex surfactants and polymers in North America. The BASF Flex solutions allow brands in the cosmetics, personal care, and home care industries to use ingredients that are certified low in 1,4-Dioxane for their formulations.


Jan. 20, 2020
Press Release

BASF invests in capacity expansion for methane sulfonic acid

  • BASF is investing in the higher double-digit million euro range in sustainable technology at the Ludwigshafen Verbund site
  • Capacity expansion to 50,000 metric tons per year in response to rising global demand
  • Additional capacities to be available from the fourth quarter of 2021


Jan. 14, 2020

BASF launches new skin care active ingredients and showcases its actives portfolio for makeup applications at Cosmet’Agora 2020

  • Hydagen® Aquaporin and Hydrasensyl® Glucan moisturize the skin
  • Inolixir™ aids healthy skin with a dual-action approach
  • BASF presents bioactive ingredients for makeup formulations


Jan. 14, 2020

Cosmet’Agora 2020: BASF focuses on millennials and back-to-nature trend

  • “Being Millennials” concept provides tailored formulations for young consumers
  • BASF supports the back-to-nature trend with sustainable supply chains and a broad eco-friendly ingredients portfolio
  • At the Formulation Awards, BASF is set to present its “Warming Massage Mask” formula for a relaxing skin sensation



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