BASF Corp.

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

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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

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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


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


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

Linde developed a process to recover high-value products from natural gas, combining leading technologies of BASF SE and Linde. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Dana Scott, Maintenance and Technical Services Director, BASF Corp. Read more

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The 10th annual Gulf Coast Industry Forum Sept. 18 and 19 features five panels of experts from the maritime, petrochemical, transportation and logistics industries discussing growth and challenges facing continued economic development in the region. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

BASF and the chemical company DIC have reached an agreement on the acquisition of BASF’s global pigments business. The purchase price on a cash and debt-free basis is €1.15 billion. Read more


BASF has appointed Jerry Lebold as senior vice president and general manager at the company’s largest North American manufacturing site in Geismar. Read more

People Going Places

BASF and the University of Heidelberg will jointly continue operating their Catalysis Research Laboratory (CaRLa) for a further three years. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Utilizing the right tools enables field operators, distributed control system (DCS) operators and maintenance to "work hand-in-hand, and we can greatly improve our strategies to reduce downtime and maximize our profitability. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

BASF's Vidalia Site Manager Steven Pierre is honored to be at the helm of this Louisiana plant, which continues to be one of the most efficient producers of process catalysts. Read more

Current Issue

  • 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.

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