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BASF Personal Care Sites Obtain Good Manufacturing Practice Certification for Cosmetic Ingredients

Worldwide more than 20 BASF production sites for personal care ingredients fulfill the criteria for the Good Manufacturing Practice standard of the European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients.

Düsseldorf-Holthausen is the largest site worldwide for the production of ingredients for the BASF personal care business and one of more than 20 EFfCl GMP-certified BASF sites for personal care. / BASF

Since 2013, more than 20 production sites of BASF's personal care business worldwide have been awarded EFfCI Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification by the internationally accepted certification body SGS. This includes Düsseldorf-Holthausen, the largest site worldwide for the production of ingredients for the BASF personal care business, which was recertified at the end of last year.


The certification confirms that the sites meet the strict requirements of e.g. product quality and hygiene standards during manufacturing processes. In addition, BASF has qualified significant parts of its supply chain for the personal care business according to the EFfCI GMP standard. In a second step, set to be concluded in 2021, BASF plans additional audits to further increase quality and transparency along the value chain.

"The personal care market is consumer driven showing a clear trend towards higher quality standards. The consumer demand for personal care products containing safe and high-quality ingredients is increasing steadily. This EFfCI GMP certification is crucial for our customers, and therefore a key priority for us. We are determined to keep meeting the highest standards for personal care around the globe," said Xavier Susterac, Senior Vice President Personal Care Europe.

The EFfCI GMP guideline for cosmetic ingredients provides consistent and reliable information to manufacturers of cosmetic and personal care products. This will help to reduce the number of individual site audits by building trust regarding the implementation of additional quality requirements defined according to EFfCI. The standard is established and regularly adapted to market needs. EFfCI is a European industry association that was founded in the year 2000 and represents the collective interests of more than 100 manufacturers of cosmetic ingredients in Europe.

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BASF Has Developed the World's First Particle Foam Based on Polyethersulfone

The foam, that is lightweight, stiff and strong, highly temperature resistant, intrinsically flame retardant, is suitable for complex-shaped components in cars, airplanes and trains.

Originally Published by BASF.

After two years of intensive research, BASF is now able to present prototypes of the world's first particle foam based on polyethersulfone (PESU). The foam is characterized by its unique combination of properties: high-temperature resistance, inherent flame retardancy - and its extreme light weight coupled with great stiffness and strength. It is therefore particularly well suited for complex-shaped components in cars, airplanes and trains, which require excellent mechanical properties together with the ability to withstand high operating temperatures or to meet stringent flame-retardant requirements. The expandable PESU granulate is pre-foamed into beads with low densities between 40 and 120 g/L and can be processed into molded parts with complex 3D geometries using technologies available on the market.

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BASF's Luminate FCC Catalyst Helps Refiners Increase Liquid Product Yields

The new catalyst, based on innovative Improved Zeolite Y (IZY) technology, achieves high conversion and low delta coke.

Originally Published by BASF.

BASF introduced Luminate™, a new generation of Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalysts for gasoil refiners. The Luminate catalyst is tailored to deliver superior conversion while improving coke selectivity, which can help refineries maximize profitability. This is BASF's first catalyst based on a new Improved Zeolite Y (IZY) technology.

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BASF closes acquisition of vegetable seeds business from Bayer

It strengthens BASF's seed platform and complements the recently expanded Agricultural Solutions portfolio, which includes seeds and traits, chemical and biological crop protection, soil management, plant health, pest control and digital farming.

Originally Published by BASF.

BASF closed the acquisition of Bayer's global vegetable seeds business, mainly operating under the brand Nunhems®. The transaction adds a well-recognized brand with a very successful business track record to BASF's portfolio. The acquired vegetable seeds business comprises 24 crops and about 2,600 varieties. It also includes well-established, strong R&D and breeding systems with over 100 unique breeding programs in more than 15 crops.

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BASF Calls for Proposals: Inaugural Newtrition Health Innovation Challenge

The selected applicants will receive valuable insights on how BASF can support, collaborate, and partner at different stages of solution development; from ideation to prototyping, supply chain and commercialization.

Originally Published by BASF.

Newtrition®, BASF's human nutrition brand invites innovators and entrepreneurs worldwide to participate in the first-ever Newtrition Health Innovation Challenge. Co-hosted by Newtrition and BASF Venture Capital (BVC), the challenge is an opportunity for applicants to present breakthrough solutions for pressing health challenges to the jury that is composed of representatives from BVC, BASF Human Nutrition R&D, marketing and sales, as well as a panel of renowned professors at a one-day event in Singapore on October 8, 2018.

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BASF Submits Regulatory Dossiers for Two New Herbicide Active Ingredients

Global registration initiatives have started for herbicides Luximo™ and Tirexor.™

Originally Published by BASF.

BASF has started the global registration initiatives for two new herbicide active ingredients. The company submitted the regulatory dossier for Luximo™ herbicide in the European Union (EU) and in Australia and for Tirexor™ herbicide in Australia as well. These steps are important milestones in expanding BASF's global herbicide portfolio. The two compounds have demonstrated excellent performance against a broad range of difficult-to-control grasses and broadleaf weeds and are expected to help growers worldwide successfully safeguard their crops while managing the ongoing challenge of herbicide resistance.

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Future mobility and human needs inspire BASF's 2018-19 Automotive Color Trends

Collection "Keep it Real" connects the digitalized with the physical world.

Originally Published by BASF.

The need to stay authentic in a world where technology continues to blur the lines between reality and artificiality is the driving force behind the BASF's 2018-19 Automotive Color Trends theme – "Keep it Real".

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Innovations by BASF Will Help to Make Electric Vehicles a Practical Reality for Everyone

BASF's cathode active materials make batteries more powerful, reliable and affordable; Battery materials shape the future of electromobility

Originally Published by BASF.

With the holiday season and sunnier days approaching in the northern hemisphere, traffic inevitably increases on highways, in cities and around sightseeing spots. Additionally, a rising number of commuters contribute to growing nitrogen oxide and carbon dioxide emissions with adverse impacts on air quality and climate. By 2025, there will be approximately 1.5 billion cars on the roads worldwide. "This growing need for mobility creates challenges, but at the same time provides vast opportunities to develop innovative technologies that address these," said Dr. Martin Brudermüller, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of BASF.

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