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BASF Introduces Superabsorbent Polymers with Unique Properties

BASF is going to expand its leading position in the production of superabsorbent polymers for the global hygiene industry with a new technology. This innovation delivers superabsorbent polymers with unique properties and breakthrough performance that will provide significant additional value to the customers.

“This new technology offers a significant market potential and we are evaluating possible investments into this technology at both existing and new production locations. BASF will further expand in emerging economies to support our customers’ demand and the new technology provides a perfect platform for that growth as well,” said Michael Heinz, member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE.

The pioneering technology is based on market trends and customer requirements, thus opening new opportunities for BASF’s customers in the hygiene industry. “This technology provides us with the innovation potential for future product generations,” said Teressa Szelest, Senior Vice President of the Global Hygiene Business, BASF SE.

Superabsorbent polymers have high absorption capacity and deliver other key functionality – making them excellent to use in a variety of applications concerning the basic needs in our life such as baby diapers, adult incontinence and feminine hygiene products.

About BASF´s Hygiene Business
The Hygiene business unit of BASF is a leading partner of the global hygiene industry. It delivers solutions designed to meet specific market requirements in various hygiene applications and aspire to anticipate our customers´ needs by developing superior, innovative superabsorbents and other pioneering and sustainable hygiene solutions. With a global network of research, production and service sites, supported by the overall BASF Verbund and infrastructure, it invests in its customers´ success in both developed and emerging markets. BASF is committed to offering its customers excellent services, making the BASF Hygiene business unit the trusted and reliable partner of the global hygiene industry. More information at www.hygiene.basf.com

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