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Segment profile

Excellence in the Verbund, technology and cost leadership

The Chemicals segment consists of the Inorganics, Petrochemicals and Intermediates divisions. In our integrated production facilities – our Verbund – we produce a broad range of basic chemicals and downstream products in Europe, Asia and North America for our internal and external customers.

Segment strategy

  • Supplying the value-adding chains in the BASF Verbund and marketing our products to external customers
  • Most important success factors are technology and cost leadership
  • Product portfolio and regional production structures are continuously optimized

We create value by driving growth with an attractive portfolio, investments in future markets and process and product innovations as well as by the competitive and flexible integration of our production into the BASF Verbund structures. We supply the BASF segments with basic chemicals for the production of high-value products. As a reliable supplier, we market our products to customers in downstream industries, primarily in the chemical, electronics, construction, textile, lumber, automotive, pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. We continually improve our value-adding chains with innovations, capital expenditures and acquisitions in future markets. Technology and cost leadership are among our most important success factors. We achieve them by improving processes, implementing market-oriented business models, and efficiently using the synergy potential of our Verbund. We constantly optimize our portfolio and production structures and align them with regional market requirements.

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Capital expenditures

 

 

1

Participation through investment in Ethylen-Pipeline-Süd GmbH & Co. KG

2

Operated by a joint venture company in which BASF has a 50% stake and which is proportionally consolidated in the Group Consolidated Financial Statements

Location

Project

Additional annual capacity through expansion (metric tons)

Total annual capacity (metric tons)

Startup

Antwerp, Belgium

Construction: oleum plant

n/a

420,000

2011

Camaçari, Brazil

Construction: acrylic acid complex

 

160,000

2014

Geismar, Louisiana

Construction: methylamines plant

 

n/a

2011

Guaratinguetá, Brazil

Construction: sodium methylate plant

 

60,000

2011

Ludwigshafen, Germany

Construction: ethylene pipeline1

 

n/a

2012

 

Construction: Hexamoll DINCH plant

100,000

200,000

2013

Nanjing, China

Construction: tert-Butylamine plant

 

n/a

2013

 

Expansion: steam cracker2

140,000

740,000

2011

 

Construction: 2-propylheptanol plant2

 

80,000

2011

 

Expansion: ethylene oxide plant2

80,000

330,000

2011

 

Construction: butadiene plant2

 

130,000

2011

 

Construction: isobutene plant2

 

60,000

2011

 

Construction: amine complex2

 

130,000

2011/2012

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