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By 2030, BASF wants to increase the proportion of women in leadership positions to 30 percent worldwide. Read more

Training & Human Resources

SNF invests $375 million to expand Iberville site in Louisiana, LyondellBasell Gulf Coast plant surpasses 20-percent completion, BASF's Freeport site honored by ACC, INEOS, Agilyx advance chemical recycling plant in Illinois Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Total oil & gas industry deals for December 2019 worth $37.6bn were announced globally. Read more

M&A/Investment

BIC attended the Association of Chemical Industry of Texas and Associated Builders and Contractors candidate forum in Freeport, Texas. Read more

BIC Attends

BASF announced a single-digit million-euro investment in the capacity expansion of water-based polyurethane dispersions at its Castellbisbal site in Spain. The expansion will allow BASF to increase its production capacity by 30 percent. Read more

Downstream

Dominion Energy donates $1.6M to environment, education; BASF donates $250,000 to help build children's hospital; Duke Energy Foundation's 'Powerful Communities' funds nature grants; Armand Bayou Nature Center breaks ground on Shell Bayou Lab Read more

Training & Human Resources

BASF and an affiliate of Lone Star, a global private equity firm, signed a purchase agreement for the acquisition of BASF’s Construction Chemicals business. Read more

M&A/Investment

The key to being a great safety leader is to understand production processes through firsthand experience. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The American Chemistry Council awarded BASF’s Polyalcohols production unit in Freeport, Texas with the Responsible Care® Facility Safety Award. The award highlights significant achievements in employee health and safety performance. Read more

Supplier News

An agreement between Shell Deer Park and the University of Houston... BASF is once again partnering with the Brazosport College Foundation... Empowering women to pursue careers in industrial trades... CITGO employees, marketers, retailers, vendors... Read more

Current Issue

Six petrochemical companies have created a consortium to jointly investigate how naphtha or gas steam crackers could be operated using electricity instead of fossil fuels. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

The Texas Chemical Council (TCC) Outreach Committee held its quarterly meeting at Texas Brine. The group proudly displayed its gift of the new book published by BIC Media Solutions “It’s What We Do Together That Counts”. Read more

BIC Attends

The PP complex will be the first overseas production joint investment by ADNOC and Borealis as part of a strategic framework with their current joint venture Borouge. Read more

Downstream

BASF Venture Capital and Canada’s TELUS Ventures are among the lead investors in a series B investment round for British startup Hummingbird Technologies, a global leader in advanced crop analytics. Read more

M&A/Investment

For the first time, BASF introduces a particle foam based on a combination of several polyamide 6 grades. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

BIC attends the TCC/ACIT 2019 Annual Industry Luncheon held Oct. 10, 2019 at The LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy, and Technology at San Jacinto College, Central Campus in Pasadena, TX. Read more

BIC Attends

BIC attends the Dow Fall Golf Tournament at The Island Country Club and Golf Course in Plaquemine, Louisiana. Read more

BIC Attends

BIC Allaince visits with Tiger Industrial, APTIM and more at the ABC Pelican Chapter Fall Golf Classic at The University Club of Baton Rouge in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Read more

BIC Attends

Joint development of process for production of purified hydrocarbon products is intended. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

BASF has increased the capacity of its neopentyl glycol (NPG) plant at the Verbund site in Ludwigshafen, Germany, by 10,000 metric tons per year. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

  • Aspects of the new CO2 emission-free methanol synthesis process

    Marcus Schwetasch

    Aspects of the new CO2 emission-free methanol synthesis process

    Aspects of the new CO2 emission-free methanol synthesis process were tested in a pilot plant at BASF’s subsidiary hte GmbH in Heidelberg, Germany. Project manager Dr. Maximilian Vicari and hte expert Dr. Nakul Thakar are pleased to have solved challenges that arose during the activation of the catalyst and the operation of the plant.

  • The nitric acid plant at the Ludwigshafen site

    Courtesy of BASF

    The nitric acid plant at the Ludwigshafen site

    The nitric acid Verbund in Ludwigshafen is at the core of the site. In the course of digitization, tablets have been successfully used here since 2015. This can significantly increase efficiency in key operational processes, such as complex measurement and control test processes and start-up and shut-down processes.Chemist Thomas Maidhof controls the process control actuators on the supply lines by means of a mobile process control system.

  • The Geismar site

    Detlef W. Schmalow

    The Geismar site

    The BASF Geismar Verbund site in Louisiana is located on the Mississippi River and produces chemicals that are vital to our economic success and our quality of life. Situated on 2,500 acres and including 22 production units, BASF Geismar is the largest BASF site in North America. The site is home to a deer reserve and a natural landscape complete with magnificent oak trees. Print free of charge. Copyright by BASF. Der BASF-Verbundstandort in Geismar, Louisiana, liegt am Mississippi und produziert Chemikalien, die einen wichtigen Beitrag zu unserem wirtschaftlichen Erfolg und unserer Lebensqualität leisten. Mit einer Größe von zehn Quadratkilometern und 22 Produktionsanlagen ist Geismar der größte BASF-Standort in Nordamerika. Der Standort beheimatet einen Wildpark und schöne Eichenbäume. Abdruck honorarfrei. Copyright by BASF.