Discover BASF at the visitor center in Ludwigshafen (Germany)!
Where does toothpaste get its freshness from? And what actually makes sofas soft? Delve into the world of chemistry and learn how it enriches daily life. The BASF visitor center has all sorts of wow moments in store for you on over 2,000 square meters.
The visitor center just recently remodeled its “lifestyle & sports” section, showing all kinds of products from daily life that are made with BASF products.
We are happy to announce that it now features two exhibits that contain Hexamoll® DINCH: a yogamat from A. Kolckmann GmbH and toy animals (dinosaurs and farm animals) from Shing Hing Plastic Manufacturing Ltd.
Take a look at the visitor center website here.
This international conference covers global trends in PVC trade and technology, including the latest advances in a range of PVC additives, such as plasticizers, stabilizers, lubricants, impact modifiers, functional fillers, pigments, blowing agents and antimicrobials.
The 12th edition of PVC Formulation took place from 24 – 26 February 2020 in Cologne, Germany. BASF’s Technical Marketing Manager Dr. Axel Grimm explained how you can be “Pushing the limits of plasticizers in outdoor applications”. He presented the results of his evaluations regarding the lifetime extension of polymeric plasticizers especially in humid and hot environments. Furthermore, he described and underlined the importance of exact scientific testing conditions.
Please find his presentation attached:
Presentation Grimm-17022020 (pdf, 1.19 MB)Please find the event website here.
BASF was also represented in the panel discussion on plasticizers by Dr. Rainer Otter (Vice President, Regulatory Affairs/Advocacy BASF SE).
Image from left to right: Dr. Axel Grimm (Technical Marketing Manager, Plasticizers Europe BASF SE), Dr. Matthias Pfeiffer (Head of Technical Marketing, Plasticizers Europe BASF SE), Dr. Rainer Otter (Vice President, Regulatory Affairs BASF SE), Herbert Morgenstern (Technical Marketing Manager, Plasticizers Europe BASF SE)
At the annual conference, the latest technical developments as well as new material innovations and industry trends in the dynamic flooring sector are discussed. This conference is aimed at leading industry stakeholders at all levels of the supply chain including material, equipment and technology suppliers, flooring producers, associations, designers, as well as end users.
The last event took place in Berlin, German yduring December 3-4, 2019 and Dr. Rainer Otter (Vice President, Regulatory Affairs BASF SE) gave insights into "Plasticizers in the Regulatory Framework".
Please find his presentation attached: BASF_Plasticizers in the Regulatory Framework_Polymers in Flooring 2019 (pdf, 1.10 MB)
Please find the event website here.
We are happy to announce that our customer Zhejiang East Asia Glove Co., Ltd. has been awareded with membership in our Hexamoll® DINCH Trusted Partners Program. Zhejiang East Asia Glove Co., Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of work protective and household gloves, located in Zhejiang, China. They use Hexamoll® DINCH in their gloves (喵满分 brand) and their Taizhou site underwent our strict qualification procedure for the Hexamoll® DINCH Trusted Partners Program. Here, you find more details on the program.
We are happy to announce that our long-term customer Hopefinder Polymer Sci. & Tech. Co., Ltd. has repeatedly been awareded with membership in our Hexamoll® DINCH Trusted Partners Program.
Hopefinder Polymer Sci. & Tech. Co., Ltd. was founded in Shenzhen, China in 1993 specializing in developing, producing and selling medical class PVC compound. They have become one of the most competitive suppliers and reliable business cooperation partners with well-known international medical companies in the Chinese market and also overseas. Hopefinder is one of the national High-Tech Enterprises, and one of the council members of the China Association for Medical Devices Industry (CAMDI). They have been participating in establishing and upgrading national standards and industry standards over the years, in order to guarantee the quality and security of medical devices.
Hopefinder uses Hexamoll® DINCH in their products and their Changzhou site underwent our strict qualification procedure for the Hexamoll® DINCH Trusted Partners Program. Here, you find more details on the program.
This year's K-fair was all about "empowering the future together". With more than 3.000 exhibitors and ca. 225.000 visitors from all over the world, it was a very international exchange on topics that shape the future: recycling and sustainability were key topics.
The plasticizer team participated in the fair as part of the BASF corporate team. Thomas Geissinger, Head of Sales Plasticizers Europe, says: "We had a great exchange with dozens of current and potential customers and discussed future business opportunities. We also felt the internationality of the fair as many companies from outside of Europe visited our booth to discuss about plasticizers."
Take a look at the BASF corporate website to learn more about BASF's program at the K-fair in Düsseldorf, Germany in 2020.
CIEX is created for C-level R&D and Innovation experts from the consumer, industrial and specialty chemical sectors. By bringing together all players across the value chain, a unique platform for participants is created to learn, exchange ideas, and collaborate.
The last event took place in Frankfurt, Germany during October 9-10, 2019 and Dr. Rainer Otter (Vice President, Regulatory Affairs BASF SE) gave insights into "Regulatory safety – Spurring innovation for safer alternatives". Among other things, he explained how you can turn regulatory requirements and compliance risks into positive innovation. Furthermore, he reviewed the risks of potential unsafe products and shared his experience regarding working with different departments to meet chemical safety regulations and drive innovation at the same time.
Please find his presentation attached: BASF_Regulatory safety – Spurring innovation for safer alternatives_ CIEX 2019 (pdf, 3.99 MB)
Please find the event website here.
As of August 8, 2019, Chinese customers can purchase Hexamoll® DINCH, BASF's non-phthalate plasticizer, in the recently opened BASF flagship online store on the Chinese Alibaba platform 1688.com.
Alibaba Group Holding Limited is a Chinese multinational conglomerate, which offers several sales services via web portals. Their Chinese portal is called 1688.com and was developed for domestic trade between business in China. It has become the country’s top online platform, with over 120 million registered buyers and 11 million sellers. The launch of Hexamoll® DINCH on this platform is another milestone for BASF to promote e-commerce in China. Customers can now easily purchase the raw materials for their product by just logging on the webpage and clicking the button – like it has already become a daily routine in most people’s private lives.
“Now, we are opening this new distribution channel for Hexamoll® DINCH,” said Birgit Winkler (E-CPI/M), Head of Business Management Plasticizers. “Customers will receive the BASF product with the same quality and logistics services as they would if they bought it the conventional way. By using this channel, we can especially serve smaller customers across China in a more flexible manner,” added Vivien Xu (A-CP/A), Regional Marketing Management Hexamoll® DINCH/Plasticizer, Asia Pacific.
A re-occurring issue in the Asia Pacific region is the existence of trademark infringements and commonness of counterfeit products. “The existence of the flagship store also helps to improve this situation as customers can be sure to source the original BASF product made in Germany,” concluded Winkler. Click here for the Hexamoll® DINCH offer on 1688. com.
You can view Birgit Winkler’s video message on the launch of Hexamoll® DINCH on 1688.com below: