Segment profile

The Functional Materials & Solutions segment comprises the Catalysts, Construction Chemicals, Coatings and Performance Materials divisions. They develop system solutions, services and innovative products for specific sectors and customers, particularly for the automotive, electronics, chemical and construction industries as well as for household applications and sports and leisure. Our portfolio ranges from catalysts, battery materials, engineering plastics, polyurethanes, automotive and industrial coatings and concrete additives to construction products such as industrial flooring and decorative paints.

Strategy

  • Development of innovative products and technologies in close collaboration with our customers
  • Focus on specialties and system solutions that allow customers to stand out from the competition
  • Continuous optimization of our product portfolio in accordance with regional market requirements and trends in the customer industries

We use BASF’s expertise as the world’s leading chemical company to develop innovative products and technologies in close cooperation with our customers. Our aim is to find the best solution in terms of cost and functionality, helping our customers contribute to sustainable development. Our specialties and system solutions enable customers to stand out from the competition. Information relevant to the principles of the Global Compact

One focus of our strategy is the ongoing optimization of our product portfolio and structures according to different regional market requirements as well as trends in our customer industries. We are positioning ourselves to grow faster than the market and become even less dependent on the cyclicality of individual industries.

We aim to secure our leading market position in Europe, to profitably expand our position in the North American market and to selectively extend our activities in the growth regions of Asia, South America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

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Capital expenditures

Location

Project

Startup

Dahej, India

Construction: polyols, polyurethane systems, TPU and Cellasto®

2014

Geismar, Louisiana

Construction: polyurethane systems

2015

Kazan, Russia

Construction: concrete admixtures

2013

Lemförde, Germany

Construction: TPU

2014

Ludwigshafen, Germany

Expansion: Neopor®

2013

 

Construction: specialty zeolites

2014

Münster, Germany

Expansion: coating resins

2015

Shanghai, China

Expansion: compounding engineering plastics

2014

 

Construction: TPU

2014

 

Construction: undercoats

2014

 

Construction: coating resins

2015

Środa Śląska, Poland

Construction: mobile emissions catalysts

2014

Sydney, Australia

Construction: competence center for automotive refinish coatings

2013

Trostberg, Germany

Capacity expansion: dry mortars

2015

Yeosu, South Korea

Construction: Ultrason®

2014