Effective immediately, or as contracts allow, BASF will increase kaolin prices globally for paper applications. Prices will increase by up to 7 percent, with the amount of the increase dependent on the product. BASF's energy surcharge policy remains unchanged with the threshold at $5/mmbtu.
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CHARLOTTE, NC, Oct 15, 2014 (Press Release) - BASF has announced the appointment of Gerry Podesta as the Senior Vice President for the Dispersions & Pigments business in North America effective November 1. Podesta succeeds Derek Fairclough, who will lead BASF's Environmental, Health, Safety & Security organization also effective November 1.Read more
BASF today announced the start-up of a new butadiene extraction plant at its Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium. The plant has an annual production capacity of 155,000 metric tons.
The plant in Antwerp is BASF's second butadiene extraction plant in Europe. BASF already operates a butadiene extraction plant at its Verbund site in Ludwigshafen, Germany, with an annual production capacity of 105,000 metric tons. With the plant in Antwerp, BASF is more than doubling its production capacity for butadiene in Europe.Read more
LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany and NEWPORT BEACH, CA, Sept. 30, 2014 (Press Release) -BASF and Smart Planet Technologies are currently discussing a possible strategic partnership concerning the mineralized coating technology, EarthCoatingTM, for paper packaging applications.Read more
BASF is changing the organizational set-up of its paper chemicals business to strengthen its competitiveness and better meet the needs of the paper industry. BASF is a leading global supplier to the paper industry and offers a comprehensive range of chemical products for paper manufacturing and coating.Read more
New barrier coatings and grades for paper-based packaging are part of the push forward to protect against mineral oil migrations into food.
The risks of possible health damaging mineral oil residues migrating from recycled board and paper to food hit global headlines two years ago causing a high profile media storm.Read more