— BASF Technology Day 2013 - Exhibition demonstrates how chemistry helps to balance economic, environmental and social needs
— Partnering with customers from Thailand’s key industries
Bangkok, Thailand – BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, is showcasing its innovations at the BASF Technology Day from September 19 to 20 in Bangkok. More than 1,000 invited guests including key players from Thailand’s fastest-growing industries as well as other key stakeholders will witness how BASF lives its corporate purpose, “We create chemistry for a sustainable future”, in Thailand.
“Growing demand is putting an increasing strain on our planet. We already consume more than the Earth can regenerate. Sustainability is therefore crucial for our future – not only for BASF but for the world population,” says Mr. Boonchai Opas-iam-likit; Chairman and Managing Director of BASF Group in Thailand.
BASF Technology Day will also feature an exhibition which presents the latest sustainability-driven technologies and cutting-edge solutions from BASF for key industries such as automotive, food & agriculture, construction, consumer, packaging, paint & coatings and renewable energy. The event will also include a forum where flagship companies will share their views on success, challenges, and the path forward in their sustainability approach, as well as a talk by BASF executives on opportunities in science and technology.
Partnering with customers and society
A sawareness of sustainability is also increasing, BASF wants to focus its business even more strongly on customers’ needs with solutions that help meet their sustainability challenges.
“At BASF we understand sustainability as balancing the needs of economy, environment, and society. We make this journey in close cooperation with our customers and their respective industries,” continued Mr.Opas-iam-likit. BASF and its customer Charoen Pokphand Food Public Company Limited (CPF) recently announced that CPF is the world’s first chicken producer with a certified continuous sustainability optimization program. CPF received the ProSustain Standard certification from Det Norske Veritas (DNV), an independent certification body, through BASF’s SET project. The ProSustain Certification is a proof of CPF’s commitment to sustainability by addressing stakeholder concerns such as social, environmental, economic impactas well as transparency.
Marketplace presents highlights of innovative solutions
Automotive booth: Developing technologies and materials to enhance safe driving and reduce energy consumption while leveraging comfortable driving. “Sit down. Move” is a holistic concept for sustainable urban mobility in cooperation with smart innovative and technology.
Food & Agriculture booth: Creating innovations for the whole food value chain from farm to fork to ensure that 9 billion people in 2050 can survive and live healthily. Our highlight innovations include: learfield® Production System that helps farmers maximize crop yields and quality. Natuphos® & Natugrain® are feed enzymes that help animals obtain more nutrients from feed therefore reducing costs and lowering environmental impact. Crosspure® is a filtration and stabilization aid used in beverage production that can be regenerated thereby lowering cost & reducing waste.
Construction booth: Providing economically and ecologically sound solutions that contribute to sustainable housing and construction by reducing resource consumption, lowering energy consumption, increasing building life expectancy and enabling faster construction processes. BASF’s sustainable construction solutions can also be applied to high speed railway projects.
Consumer booth: Enhancing human well-being in everyday living, BASF offers high performance and sustainable solutions in abroad range of ingredients for hygiene, personal care, home care and health care. Some products in display fitting consumers’ lifestyle nowadays while promoting resource conservation, good life quality and sustainable development are Plantaquart® NC, Lutropur® MSA and HySorb®.
Packaging booth: Offering a broad range of solutions covering the needs of the packaging industry including: sustainability, cost reduction, differentiation at the point of sale, content protection and convenience. Some of our key innovations on display include biodegradable ecovio® resins, Hexamoll® DINCH®, the non-phthalate plasticizer for maximum safety, puncture resistant Ultramid® polyamides as well as a wide range of other products for the food, cosmetics and beverage industries.
Paint and Coatings booth: BASF protects people and the environment with a wide range of innovative eco-friendly paint and coatings solutions using the latest water based and UV technologies. BASF improves the way coatings are made, stored and used - from resin manufacturing and paint formulation, to the way they save resources when applied - adding value from start to finish.
Verbund and Renewable Energy booth: BASF presents chemical solutions for solar energy systems and water solutions aimed for improving drinking water quality, water emission and water waste treatment that is applicable for various industries. Verbund is a unique BASF strength. With its six Verbund sites and some 380 production sites worldwide, Verbund is all about intelligent interlinking of production plants, energy flows and infrastructure. In addition, the by-products of one plant can be used as the starting materials of another. In this system, chemical processes consumeless energy, produce higher product yields and conserve resources.
About BASF in Thailand and ASEAN
BASF as been operating in Thailand for nearly 50 years. The primary activities of BASF in Thailand are import sales, local production, sales, technical lab, and customer service. With approximately 648 employees as of December 31, 2012, BASF in Thailand offers products including crop protection, automotive catalysts, construction chemicals, coatings, care chemicals, nutrition and health, industrial chemicals, performance polymers, polyurethanes, and performance chemicals. BASF maintains a head office in Bangkok, along with production facilities at Bangpoo Industrial Estate in Samutprakarn with a polyurethanes system house, construction chemicals and a Coatings Technical Competence Center for ASEAN; at Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estatein Rayong for hygiene products (care chemicals) and automotive emission catalysts; at Amatanakorn Industrial Estatein Chonburi for care chemicals and formulators. BASF sales to customers in Thailand in 2012 were approximately €548.2 million.
BASF maintains a presence throughout the ASEANr egion, with seven wholly owned subsidiaries and six joint ventures, in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. BASF posted sales to customers in ASEAN of about €2.8 billion in 2012 and employed 3,888 people as o fthe end of the year.
Further information on BASF in Thailand and ASEAN is available at www.asiapacific.basf.com
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas.We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of €72.1 billion in 2012 and more than 110,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.
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