Advanced for fuel cell technologies
The American manufacturer of heavy-duty, zero-emission engines Nuvera Fuel Cells, Billerica, Massachusetts is now using BASF’s polyphthalamide (PPA) Ultramid® Advanced N to manufacture several components in its latest generation of 45 kW fuel cell engines. The fuel cell engines will be integrated into transit buses and delivery vehicles in China over the next three years. The components, such as manifold, thermostat housing, check valve, ejector as well as exhaust pipes, require stable material properties across varying temperatures. UltramidÒ Advanced N3HG6 shows excellent thermal and chemical resistance, outstanding mechanical properties, high impact strength, good dimensional stability and a stable long-term performance. As some of the components are exposed to a variety of media through the cooling water, air and hydrogen channels, the PPA compound based on PA9T combines excellent chemical resistance with meeting the purity requirements for sensitive applications in fuel cells and electronic parts.
BASF odbiera olej pirolityczny
BASF SE („BASF”) podpisała umowę na odbiór dostaw z New Energy, firmą technologiczną z siedzibą w Budapeszcie, specjalizującą się w pirolizie zużytych opon. Zgodnie z umową New Energy będzie dostarczać BASF do 4000 ton oleju pirolitycznego ze zużytych opon rocznie. W fazie pilotażowej pierwsze partie oleju pirolitycznego zostały już z powodzeniem wykorzystane w zintegrowanym zakładzie produkcji chemicznej (koncepcja Verbund) BASF w Ludwigshafen w Niemczech.
Ślad węglowy BASF
BASF zamierza podawać klientom całkowite wartości emisji CO2 (tzw. ślad węglowy) wszystkich swoich produktów. Ślad węglowy produktu (ang. Product Carbon Footprint, PCF) obejmuje sumę emisji gazów cieplarnianych związanej z danym produktem — od zakupu surowca poprzez wykorzystanie energii w procesach produkcyjnych aż do chwili, w której produkt opuszcza fabrykę BASF, by trafić do odbiorcy.
Plastic Sorting Made Easy
trinamiX GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF, today announced it has developed a new application for its mobile Near-Infrared (NIR) Spectroscopy Solutions related to plastic sorting and recycling. Using trinamiX technology, the diverse compositions of different plastics can now be precisely determined and thus distinguished via the simple use of a portable handheld device that combines trinamiX data analysis with a mobile app. As such, recycling and recyclability are improved, paying off for both the environment and businesses alike.
Optimized sliding friction properties
BASF is launching an engineering plastic that is particularly suited for automotive parts that come into contact with hot oil. The new polyethersulfone (PESU) Ultrason® E0510 C2TR shows very good tribological properties, high oil resistance and excellent dimensional stability also with broad ranges of temperature fluctuations. The injection-molding grade with a ten percent carbon fiber reinforcement can be used within a wide temperature range between -30 and +180°C. It is easy to process because of its low viscosity and therefore its very good flow properties. The new grade is now globally available.
New chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE
Successor to Jürgen Hambrecht, who is leaving the Supervisory Board as planned.
25th anniversary of APG® production
BASF announces the 25th anniversary of producing alkyl polyglycosides (APG®s) at the production site in Düsseldorf-Holthausen. Derived from the renewable raw materials starch and vegetal oils, APGs are all-round surfactants that offer mildness and foam quality for a broad variety of formulation concepts in personal care and home care as well as in industrial applications. Since its inauguration in April 1995 the plant has managed to produce more than one million tons of APG. Initially built and operated by Henkel KGaA, the ownership of the plant switched to Cognis in 2000, which was acquired by BASF in 2011.
BASF introduces Luviset® 360
BASF launches its new styling polymer Luviset® 360 providing an efficient styling performance in six dimensions: The innovative product offers strong, flexible and long-lasting hold as well as low flaking. It supports anti-pollution claims and allows for new textures. Luviset 360 is perfectly suited for producing high viscous styling products with no or low movement inside the package. It has been designed for a wide range of final hair styling products such as gels, creams and waxes.
BASF at Simac
A virtual concept shoe made entirely of innovative BASF materials, a 3D printed shoe made from TPU, breathtaking creations by young designers - this and other product-related innovations will be presented by BASF at SIMAC, the international machine and technology fair for shoes in Milan. From February 19 to 21, visitors to Hall 14, Stand G 40, will be given an insight into sustainable, high-performance materials, pioneering shoe concepts and BASF's wide-ranging shoe expertise.
Compostable cling film for fresh-food packaging
BASF and Fabbri Group have developed a sustainable solution for cling film used in fresh-food packaging: Based on BASF’s certified compostable ecovio®, Fabbri Group produces the highly transparent stretch film Nature Fresh. Meat, seafood as well as fruit and vegetables can be wrapped manually or with automatic packaging equipment. Industrial stretch packaging is also possible. It is the first certified compostable cling film that combines optimal breathability for an extended shelf life of fresh food with high transparency and excellent mechanical properties for automatic packaging. Nature Fresh is food-contact approved according to US and European standards.
BASF acquisition of polyamide business from Solvay
BASF closed the acquisition of Solvay’s polyamide (PA 6.6) business. The transaction broadens BASF’s polyamide capabilities with innovative and well-known products such as Technyl®. This will allow BASF to support its customers with even better engineering plastics solutions, e.g., for autonomous driving and e-mobility. The transaction also enhances the company’s access to growth markets in Asia as well as in North and South America.
For the windows of the future
Modern insulation is a key to effective climate protection, and this also applies to window profiles in new and renovated buildings. BASF has developed an Ultradur® (Ultradur® B4040 G11 HMG HP green 75074) that can be used for co-extrusion with PVC and is now available with a significantly improved property profile. With this new Ultradur® grade, PVC window profiles can be mechanically stiffened in the co-extrusion process. Compared with steel stiffening, the profile is lighter and can be produced at lower cost without compromising on stability and with improved insulation. Slimmer geometries are also potentially possible.
BASF expands production capacity for Irganox
BASF plans to increase the production capacity for its antioxidant Irganox® 1520L by 20% at the site in Pontecchio Marconi, Italy. Irganox® 1520L is a key product in BASF’s antioxidant portfolio. The company is a leading global supplier for plastic additives. With this expansion, BASF responds to an increasing market demand and aims to better serve its global customers.
New antioxidants plant
BASF today inaugurated the second phase of its new, world-scale antioxidants manufacturing plant at its Caojing site in Shanghai, China. The second phase comprises a synthesis plant to produce the antioxidants Irgafos® 168 and Irganox® 1076. With the completion of the second phase, the plant will have an annual capacity of 42,000 tons, mainly serving customers in China.
New foam grade Basotect® UF+
Sound absorbing and thermally insulating foam for special applications in rail vehicles and building technology
Neopor® with significantly greater CO2 savings
BASF is now offering its graphitic expandable polystyrene (EPS) granulate Neopor® in a biomass-balance version, Neopor® BMB. In accordance with the balancing method certified by REDcert, 100 percent of fossil raw materials are replaced by renewable raw materials - bio naphtha or biogas. Thus, the carbon footprint of Neopor® BMB improves by 90 percent compared to conventionally produced Neopor®. Detailed information on the environmental impacts of an insulation board made of Neopor® BMB can be found in an environmental product declaration (EPD) drawn up by the German association of building product manufacturers, Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V. (IBU), specifically for insulation materials made of Neopor® BMB.
New Ultrason® P with improved flowability
Low-viscosity polyphenylsulfone with excellent mechanical properties For complex-shaped components in the catering and aircraft industries
Henkel: chemiczny recykling
Firma Henkel po raz pierwszy zastosowała w swoich opakowaniach tworzywa sztuczne, będące wynikiem recyklingu chemicznego – niezwykle zaawansowanej i nowoczesnej technologii odzysku. Metoda chemicznego recyklingu pozwala skutecznie przetwarzać i wykorzystywać zmieszane odpady z tworzyw sztucznych, których dotąd nie dało się poddać ponownej obróbce. Pilotażowy projekt Chemcycling dotyczy opakowań płynu Perwoll i został wdrożony we współpracy z firmami BASF i Alpla.
Bio-based Colors & Effects® Masterbatch Sicolen®
With Sicolen® B, the BASF brand Colors & Effects® presents a masterbatch for plastics coloring, which consists of renewable raw materials. The bio-based masterbatch supplements the previous solutions for coloring biodegradable plastics and recyclates.