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BMW close to ten-year supply deal for battery minerals – FAZ

By: Reuters     12th February 2018 BMW is close to signing a ten-year supply contract for lithium and cobalt, the company's procurement chief told Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, amid an industry-wide scramble for raw materials needed for electric car batteries. "The aim is to secure the supply all the way down to the... 

Evonik, Siemens aim to harness Germany's green power overload

By: Reuters     18th January 2018 Germany's Evonik and Siemens are teaming up to convert excess renewable power into chemical building blocks that would normally require oil, the latest attempt to deal with erratic flows of wind and solar power in the country. Engineering giant Siemens will work to electrolyse carbon dioxide and... 

Endress+Hauser wins Digital Champion Award - IIoT in the process industry

     11th September 2017 Endress+Hauser accompanies customers on the path to digitalisation The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has huge potential: predictive maintenance, asset information management and device configuration are just some examples of the opportunities digitalisation has in store for companies.... 

Omnia acquires Umongo to strengthen its chemical business

     10th August 2017 Chemical services business Omnia Group’s acquisition of a 90% stake in Umongo Petroleum, effective from 1st March this year, will create new opportunities for Omnia’s chemical business by broadening its current offering and strengthening its sub-Saharan Africa strategy. 

Why Russia's market is rising after sanctions Bill approval

By: Bloomberg     27th July 2017 The US House has approved a bill hardening sanctions against Russia, but European resistance to some of its toughest new measures means the impact on companies will be muted, according to Goldman Sachs Group and Deutsche Bank. As it stands now, the most negative aspect of the bill for Russia,... 

Ethane steam cracker and polyethylene facility project, US

By: Sheila Barradas     26th May 2017 The project involves the construction of a new light feed cracker and a new polyethylene facility on the US Gulf coast. 

Olifants River Water Resources Development Project – Phase 2, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     17th March 2017 Phase 2B of the Olifants River Water Resources Development Project is under review with the DWS. 

Glycol ether market worth $10-billion by 2024

     10th March 2017 A market research report titled ‘Glycol Ether Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2016–2024’ compiled by American market research company Persistence Market Research (PMR) concluded that the glycol ether market, currently worth about $6-billion, is expected to exceed a value of about... 

BASF at AALF 2017 in Addis Ababa: Sustainable solutions for future market challenges for the footwear industry

     2nd March 2017 New Elastopan® PU systems for casual, safety- and working shoes as well as sports shoes and Elastollan® TPU solutions for freedom of design The BASF DryFast Beamhouse System takes advantage of today’s technological innovation to provide sustainable solutions in leather production. This year,... 

Olifants River Water Resources Development Project – Phase 2, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     27th January 2017 Phase 2B of project is under review with the Department of Water and Sanitation. 

BASF repurposing equipment through donation to DUT

     29th August 2016 BASF in partnership with the Durban University of Technology (DUT). The world’s leading chemical company, BASF recently donated three fermentation systems and Erlenmeyer flasks, for cultivation of microorganisms and useful by-products, to the Department of Biotechnology and Food Technology at the... 

Industry validates demand for ProFood Tech

     19th August 2016 With nine months until its debut, international food and beverage corporations are lining up to support the inaugural ProFood Tech event taking place from April 4 to 6, 2017, at McCormick Place in Chicago, in the US.  

SAPMA Bestows Honorary Membership On Terry Ashmore

     4th July 2016 Terry Ashmore, who has served as chairperson of the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) for the past seven years, has been awarded Honorary Professional Membership of SAPMA. Deryck Spence, executive director of SAPMA, says the honour was bestowed on Terry because of the major role the... 

Ukhta – Torzhok-2 gas pipeline project, Russia

By: Sheila Barradas     1st July 2016 The project aims to ensure the delivery of the required gas volumes to north-western Russia for domestic consumption and export purposes. 

BASF alcohol and plasticisers facility revamp, US

By: Sheila Barradas     10th June 2016 The project involves the revamp of an alcohol and plasticisers facility in Pasadena to produce Palatinol diethylhexyl terephthalate. 

Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, Russia

By: Sheila Barradas     3rd June 2016 Nord Stream 2 involves the construction of will about 1 200 km natural gas pipelines.  

From challenges to opportunities: favourable climate for the plastics industry

     13th May 2016 The plastics industry in ASEAN remains unperturbed by global developments that are also impacting the growth path of key industries. With K 2016, the world’s largest trade fair for plastics and rubber, coming up in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 19 to 26 October, we take a closer look at this market.... 

IFAT highlights sewage treatment technology

     22nd April 2016 Owing to economic necessities and new legal regulations dictating the course in the international water and sewage industry, trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management IFAT – taking place from May 30 to June 3 in Munich, Germany – will showcase how the environmental... 

BASF co-sponsored innovative diploma course yields first graduates at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

     20th April 2016 Contribution addresses the critical scarce-skills needs of the chemical processing industry BASF remains committed  to supporting the upliftment of science, mathematics and engineering programmes BASF South Africa joins the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s InnoVenton Institute in... 

BASF’s Kids’ Lab wins at Scifest Africa 2016

     22nd March 2016 Kids’ Lab aims at fostering learners’ interest in chemistry This educational outreach project highlights the importance of water resources BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, was awarded prize of 'Best Workshop-Outreach' for its highly successful Kids’ Lab workshops at the National... 

Business units strengthen customer focus

     4th March 2016 Multinational chemicals manufacturer BASF is reorganising its paper, water, oilfield and mining units within the performance chemicals division to form a new global business unit in order to foster customer and industry focus and increase competitiveness through the merger of its water solutions... 

BASF’s Kids’ Lab teaches learners at Scifest Africa that chemistry is a solution provider

     2nd March 2016 Kids’ Lab aims at fostering learners’ interest in chemistry This educational outreach project highlights the importance of water resources BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, will host, for the 5th consecutive year, its highly successful Kids’ Lab workshops at the National Science... 

The phytase pioneer, BASF, sets a new benchmark in animal nutrition with Natuphos® E

     1st March 2016 Natuphos® E is introduced in South Africa Unlocking vital nutrients with unprecedented enzyme stability resulting in economic and environmental benefits BASF is introducing its new enzyme for animal nutrition, Natuphos® E, at a BASF Customer Event at Sun City, South Africa, from 28 February to 1... 

Multiplication made easy

     13th October 2015 • Entirely made from polyamide: all-plastic front end carrier in the new Volkswagen Passat and Sharan for the first time • BASF material and service allow the part to be transferred from the Golf platform • Exhibited at BASF’s Fakuma stand: front end carriers of Golf VII, Passat and Sharan The... 

Advanced vision sensors check catalytic converters

By: Dylan Stewart     28th August 2015 Peter Jones Electronic Equipment, a division of the Actum group recently supplied two IV series vision sensors to the Port Elizabeth-based Mobile Emissions Catalyst division of Germany-based chemicals company BASF, says Actum technical sales manager Rob Howes, who notes that  visual inspection... 

BASF in South Africa celebrates the role of women in society

     13th August 2015 BASF hosts Women’s Day event recognizing the roles that women play in society Delegates ranged from staff and scientists through to university students As part of its 150 Anniversary celebrations, BASF hosted a special Women’s Day event themed ‘Smart Woman + Insights = Positive Change’. Around... 

National Science Week 2015 – Collaboration between BASF and Sci-Bono Discovery Center in Newtown, Johannesburg.

     31st July 2015 Company Announcement - Kids’ Lab has evolved into an award winning global programme Participation of over 472 000 kids in 35 countries globally Helping to support the strive to improve science literacy in the countr Highlighting the topic of food resources as part of BASF’s 150th anniversary... 

BASF a key partner of Sustainability Week 2015

     23rd June 2015 BASF to create conversations around sustainability through its Creator Space ™ platform at Sustainability Week 2015. BASF is celebrating its 150 year anniversary during 2015. BASF will once again be a key partner in the Sustainability Week initiative being held from 23 – 28 June 2015 at the CSIR... 

New long glass fibres used to manufacture axial impellers

By: Bruce Montiea     5th June 2015 Denmark-based axial impellers developer Multi-Wing International A/S has been using chemical company BASF’s new long glass fibre-reinforced polyamide Ultramid Structure B3WG10 LFX material in the production of the hubs of its new mixed flow fans since January, when the product was introduced to... 

Paint Industry Steps Up Demand For Training

     22nd May 2015 The SA Paint Industry Training Institute is experiencing increasing demand for training with its newly-appointed Training & Development Manager, Pogiso Matlala, kept extremely busy responding to requests from several parts of South Africa. SAPITI is the training arm of the SA Paint Manufacturing... 

Pinkie Mathaba

     22nd May 2015 Pinkie Mathaba is Managing Director of Duvha Liswa, a supplier of raw steel, fabricated steel and steel-related products 

BASF supports youth development at the 2015 Career Indaba

     18th May 2015 The Sandton Convention Centre will again play host to about 5 000 talented youths at the 2015 Career Indaba, hosted in partnership with SABC Education. Highlighting available career opportunities and required appropriate qualifications, the event aims to assist students, learners, job seekers and... 

Fine-particle engineering solution cost-effective for industry

By: Bruce Montiea     1st May 2015 Dust-suppression solutions provider 88Chemco is saving costs for clients in the mining, oil and gas, and plantation industries with its chemical technologies and engineering methods, including fine-particle engineering, which was launched in July last year, says 88Chemco CEO Sebastian Karsas. He... 

BASF in South Africa donates portable water containers to local community.

     14th April 2015 BASF celebrates World Water Week by donating portable water containers to Makapanstad community. BASF focuses on sustainable use of natural resources during 150 year anniversary and beyond. BASF in South Africa recognised World Water Week recently by donating 20 ‘Hippo Water Roller’ portable... 

BASF’s Kids’ Lab teaches learners at Scifest Africa that chemistry is a solution provider

     18th March 2015 German chemical company, BASF, who in 2015 is celebrating its 150 anniversary year, will once again host its highly successful Kids’ Lab workshops at this year’s National Science Festival in Grahamstown from 18 to 24 March.  Following the success of its Kids’ Labs workshops over the past two... 

Global Coatings Industry Authorities To Speak At Coatings For Africa 2015

     12th March 2015 Several world authorities in the coatings industry will present papers at the Coatings for Africa 2015 symposium and trade exhibition at the Sandton Convention Centre from May 11 to 13 this year. The event - the largest of its kind on the African continent - is being presented by the SA Paint... 

BASF exposing stakeholders to sustainability practices as it celebrates 150th anniversary

By: Schalk Burger     20th February 2015 Germany-based chemicals giant BASF, which celebrated its 150th anniversary last month, is using its anniversary year to collaborate with all stakeholders and expose them to sustainability practices across the value chain. BASF VP and South and sub-Saharan Africa business centre head Joan Maria... 

BASF starts Open Innovation contest on energy storage

     13th February 2015 Ideas can be submitted until June 2, 2015 – Winners will be awarded with €100,000 Competition is an important part of the co-creation program BASF has initiated in its anniversary year The best concepts have the chance to become a collaborative research project with BASF Company Announcement -... 

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