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BASF's 'Be Authentic' Concept Addresses Nature-Oriented Lifestyles

Mediterranean Influences: glamorous textures and effective sun protection based on BASF's UV filter solutions.

At this year's Cosmetagora, BASF (No. 25 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) will present its new "Be authentic" concept and latest product launches at booths 129-132-133.


The concept comprises two collections of appealing formulations – Mediterranean Influences and Experimental Nomad – that are inspired by the latest beauty trends, identified by French trend consulting agency Peclers. "The cosmetics sector is currently experiencing major change. More and more consumers are looking for products that fit in with an authentic, back-to-nature lifestyle," said Marine Belthé, BASF Personal Care Europe. "Our 'Be authentic' concept gives manufacturers of cosmetics and personal-care products ideas on how to create rich, nature-inspired all-in-one formulations for beauty products on the go."

Mediterranean Influences – glamorous formulations that care and protect   

Relaxation, sunshine, and exquisite cuisine – the Mediterranean lifestyle, famous for being both casual and elegant, is inspiring major beauty trends all over the world. BASF's nutricosmetic formulations comprise rich, glamorous textures while providing both hydration and optimal sun protection, for carefree summer times. The "Gentle Olive Scrub" prepares the skin before sun exposure, while the "Dry Sensation Protecting Oil SPF 30" and the "Lite Sun Matrix Fluid SPF 50+" protect the skin against UV radiation. And the rich "Gourmet Body Balm" nourishes the skin after sunbathing.

Experimental Nomad – easy formulations for beauty on the go

Today's consumers are looking for adventures that enable them to discover both the world and themselves. As such, BASF has created a collection of formulations that are tailored to the needs and wants of the modern nomad. These formulations are based on natural ingredients and enable the creation of easy-to-use beauty products that fit in every backpack. The nature-inspired "2 in 1 Wash Gel" is a dual-purpose shampoo and shower gel, while the "All Purpose Moisture Fluid" – suitable for both body and face – offers a pleasant, caring dry-touch effect, and goes well with the refreshing and revitalizing "Cataplasm Water Jelly" gel. And BASF's "High Performance Sun Matrix Fluid SPF 50+" supports the nomad way of sun protection.

Tinosorb® S Lite Aqua – a lighter way to protect your skin

Tinosorb® S Lite Aqua is based on a unique technology to bring broad-band UV protection to the water phase. It is the water-dispersible form of its oil-soluble counterpart Tinosorb® S. This allows cosmetic manufacturers to reduce the UV filter load in the oil phase for more formulation flexibility and lighter formulations. Distributing the UV filter load between the oil and water phase boosts the SPF and UV-A protection factor. Thus, Tinosorb S Lite Aqua is an ideal candidate for low viscous formulations, which benefit from a reduced oil phase. Due to the unique properties of Tinosorb S Lite Aqua, water resistance can be achieved in spite of having a UV filter in the water phase.

BASF Introduces AUROOM, a Platform for the Digital Visualization of Automotive Exterior Colors

Virtual coatings including complex effects can immediately be mapped on any 3D geometry for color assessment.

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With AUROOM, BASF's Coatings division introduces a digital platform which enables OEM designers to access a database of photo-realistic virtual car colors. BASF's virtual colors capture all facets of automotive coatings including lightness flop, color flop and sparkling. By mapping these colors on car models, OEM designers can virtually paint every color proposal and gain realistic impressions of colors and effects on a complete car already in an early design phase. AUROOM will be a valuable tool for OEM designers to speed up and perfect the overall color design process as they are no longer solely dependent on physical samples that need to be painted and shipped. AUROOM provides further innovative features like real-time side by side comparison of different color shades of the same color group to make the right color decision easier.

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Workaround, ALBIS PLASTIC and BASF Optimize Smart Glove for Industrial Applications

ProGlove from Workaround makes scanning processes safer and more efficient.

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In close cooperation, Workaround GmbH, ALBIS PLASTIC GmbH and BASF have modified an important component of the smart glove ProGlove. After deep analysis, Ultramid Vision is now being used on the integrated scanning unit, allowing even simpler, quicker and safer work processes. The ProGlove is already in everyday use by leading branded manufacturers in the automotive, logistics and chemical sectors. The optimized version is now being presented to a wide specialist audience at Fakuma 2018 in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

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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.

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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 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.

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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 Receives NPA's Novel Ingredient and Science Award for its Portfolio of Natural Cosmetic Ingredients

NPA's Natural Standard and Certification for Personal Care Products is a set of guidelines that dictate whether a product can be deemed truly "natural", and comes to protect and educate consumers.

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The Natural Products Association (NPA) recognized BASF for having the largest selection of ingredients for cosmetic manufacturers who want to certify their products according to the NPA Natural Standard. The 25th Annual NPA Awards honors outstanding individuals and companies that have made valuable contributions to the success of the natural products industry.

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BASF advances capabilities in infant nutrition with launch of 2'- fucosyllactose

BASF has received EU Novel Food approval for 2'-FL and is currently supporting regulatory clearance to facilitate access to other key markets.

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Newtrition®, BASF's human nutrition brand, will launch 2'-fucosyllactose (2'-FL), a human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) for the infant nutrition market by early 2019. HMOs are a unique group of carbohydrates naturally found in human breast milk with 2'-FL being the most abundant.

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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.

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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.™

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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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