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Segment profile

Energy-efficient products and system solutions for our customers

BASF is one of the world’s leading producers of high-quality plastics. In the Performance Polymers and Polyurethanes divisions, we offer energy-efficient products and customer-oriented system solutions.

Segment strategy

  • Tapping into new market segments with a diverse and innovative portfolio
  • Close cooperation with customers in the development of new products and system solutions
  • Our goal: to offer the best solution in terms of cost and functionality

We concentrate on activities which allow us to stand out from our market competitors and offer us profitable growth opportunities. Our customers are primarily in the construction, automotive, electrical and electronics, textile, packaging and furniture industries. The versatility of our products enables us to offer innovative solutions that substitute conventional materials in a wide variety of applications, thus broadening our portfolio to numerous customer industries. Furthermore, we are positioning ourselves to grow faster than the market and become less dependent on the cyclicality of individual industries. We work closely with our customers – with the aim of offering the best solution in terms of cost and functionality. Information relevant to the principles of the Global Compact

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Capital expenditures

 

 

1

Includes all types of EPS (expandable polystyrene)

Location

Project

Additional annual capacity through expansion (metric tons)

Total annual capacity (metric tons)

Startup

Ansan, South Korea

Expansion: compounding plant for engineering plastics

13,000

30,000

2011

Chongqing, China

Construction: MDI complex

 

400,000

2014

Ludwigshafen, Germany

Expansion: Neopor

45,000

805,0001

2013

 

Expansion: Styrodur

7,000

50,000

2012

 

Expansion: polyamide

20,000

global: 720,000

2012

 

Construction: TDI plant

 

300,000

2014

Shanghai, China

Expansion: compounding plant for engineering plastics

39,000

global: 560,000

2013

Yeosu, South Korea

Expansion: MDI plant

60,000

250,000

2012

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