BASF Philippines Marks 50 Years with a Showcase of Innovations

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BASF Philippines Marks 50 Years with a Showcase of Innovations


BASF, the world's leading chemical company, marked its 50th Anniversary in the Philippines showcasing its innovation as the key drivers of growth and value creation in the future at the dinner reception for its business partners and employees held at the Tent of Enderun Colleges in Taguig City. During the event, BASF presented in four innovation booths its strength in providing customized solutions that address critical trends and issues in the Philippines.

"Sustainability is at the core of BASF's purpose: Chemistry for a sustainable future. The earth's resources are limited, so the growing world population and its rising expectations are and will continue to be a global challenge. Innovations from chemistry play an important role in ensuring a sustainable future. As the chemical company, BASG is in a great position to meet the needs of society: Our broad technology portfolio, market access, resources and expertise contribute to a sustainable future," said Dean Draper, Managing Director for ASEAN Sub-region, BASF South East Asia Pte. Ltd.

"In the Philippines, we see pressing needs for better housing, food security, clean water and an affordable energy source. Innovation is the key to address these challenges. With strong global R&D capabilities, we at BASF innovate to help our customers to become more successful and in turn improving the quality of life," added Flor Pan, Managing Director of BASF Philippines, Inc.

In the Philippines, BASF has been enabling manufacturers in various industries since 1963. Today, BASF Philippines, Inc. is one of the leading suppliers of chemicals in the country for the following industries: Health and nutrition, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, detergents and cleaning agents, packaging, adhesives, coatings, printing, footwear, furniture, construction, mining, electrical/electronics, automotive, lubricants and petrochemicals. BASF also operates an agricultural research station which conducts research, laboratory studies and field testing of novel technologies as part of BASF's global research effort in the field of agricultural solutions. BASF maintains a presence throughout the ASEAN region, with seven wholly owned subsidiaries and six joint ventures, in Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. BASF posted sales to customers in ASEAN of about E2.8 billion in 2012 and employed 3,888 people as of the end of the year.

Innovations for a sustainable future In the four innovation booths, BASF demonstrated solutions to address the needs of society: From the farm to the dining table, BASF strives to address challenges on food security and nutritional sufficiency by introducing new technologies, broadening farmer education, increasing investments in production capacity and R&D as well as collaborating with food value chain partners. With BASF's AgCelence[R] products, farmers can expect higher yield, improved marketable quality, better stress tolerance and increased production efficiency. With the need to fill billions of bowls each day, BASF continues to work hard on creating ingredients and solutions to improve nourishment and counteract vitamin deficiency. BASF has taken steps to add vitamin A to staple foods such as flour, sugar and cooking oil.

BASF develops solutions to make processes faster with easy to apply and robust products such as MasterSeal Waterproofing Systems and Ucrete Industrial Flooring Systems. …

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