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Mar. 10, 2011
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Part of the audited Consolidated Financial Statements and Management´s Analysis

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 diversified 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-effective raw materials, energy efficiency and functionality

We concentrate on activities which allow us to distinguish ourselves 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 sustainable solutions that substitute conventional materials in a wide variety of applications, thus broadening our portfolio to many 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 – always with the aim of offering the best solutions in terms of cost-effective raw materials, energy efficiency and functionality. Information relevant to the principles of the Global Compact

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Capital expenditures

 

 

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

Ludwigshafen, Germany

Expansion Ecoflex

60,000

74,000

2010

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