- Focus on innovative production processes to strengthen our competitiveness
- New product line of ultrapure iron salts for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia
- Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award for innovative catalyst system
Baxxodur systemsShortened manufacturing process for wind turbine rotor blades
Value for BASFWe aim for
in annual salesin wind energy growth market by 2020
Value for our customers
for manufacturing wind turbine rotor blades
Value for BASF
With our performance portfolio for wind energy, we are shaping one of the most dynamic growth markets in the world; we aim to increase our annual sales in this market to around €300 million by 2020. In addition to Baxxodur systems, we offer our customers coating systems, foams, grouts and concrete admixtures for wind turbine foundations and towers, as well as hydraulic fluids and lubricants for the gearbox.
Value for our customers
Our Baxxodur systems help to improve efficiency in the production of wind turbines: Our broad range of hardeners, accelerators and additives for the professional processing of epoxy resin can reduce the manufacturing process of rotor blades by up to 30%.
Our research activities are focused on the development of innovative production processes that will make us even more competitive. We are also continuously improving existing products and applications. In developing new products, we look at the needs of our external and internal customers and take advantage of the opportunities offered by value-adding chains in the Verbund and in the markets.
For example, we developed an innovative product line of iron salts based on our proven ultrapure iron technology which can be used to produce active ingredients for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia. Because our new iron salts satisfy the highest purity requirements, they conform to common international guidelines for use in medicines.
With the Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award, we received special recognition in 2011 for our new catalyst systems for the purification of exhaust gases in diesel-powered vehicles. This system stands apart from conventional solutions because it works efficiently and reliably even in very low temperatures, thanks in particular to a special adamantylammonium salt that was developed by our Intermediates division and made ready for production in less than a year. The new catalyst system has been produced at various plants in the Verbund in Ludwigshafen and in the United States since 2010 and is marketed by the Catalysts division.