BASF Diols serve a broad range of industries, offering
properties and characteristics that are effective in hundreds of
applications. These industry segments represent the major markets
served by the extensive line of BASF Diols:
BASF intermediates and solvents are used extensively to manufacture
PVC pipe joining cements and industrial adhesives used in leather,
plastics, polyester laminates and polyurethane footwear.
BASF has forged a strong partnership with North American farmers,
playing an instrumental role in developing a range of innovative crop
protection products and systems that enable growers to be more cost-efficient
and increase their crop yield potential. BASF products can be found
wherever herbicides, pesticides, and plant growth regulators are manufactured.
BASF is a world leader in supplying solvents and intermediates to
the coatings industry. In paints, our products impart superior properties
regardless of coating type: solvent-based, water-based, high-solids,
powder or UV-curable. If improved strength, durability, water resistance,
gloss control or scratch resistance are desired, then BASF solvents
and intermediates are the products of choice. BASF intermediates and
solvents can also be found in magnetic tape coatings (audio, video,
computer data storage tapes and disks), fabric coatings (vinyl fabrics
in furniture and automotive) and plastic film coatings (cellophane
and solution-cast vinyl films).
Customers use our broad range of textile dyes, auxiliaries and pigment
dispersions for textile printing and dyeing for home furnishings,
apparel, sportswear and automotive fabrics. BASF leather dyes and
chemicals are used to produce automotive and furniture upholstery,
footwear and leather apparel and accessories.
BASF solvents and intermediates are used to manufacture photo-resist
stripping solutions, high purity electronic cleaning products, photochemical
etching products, electrolytes for small batteries and capacitors,
and developers of solder masks and conformal coatings used to produce
printed circuit boards. When products of high purity are required,
BASF is the supplier of choice.
When machinery and related equipment need to be cleaned after being
used in plastics' injection molding and extrusion or molds and dies
in processing PVC, polystyrene, ABS, synthetic rubber, uncured epoxies
and uncured polyurethanes, then BASF intermediates and solvents are
the products of choice. BASF products can also be found in degreasing
With the heavy emphasis on reduced VOCs and environmentally friendly,
non-chlorinated solvents, new paint stripping formulations are necessary.
BASF intermediates and solvents allow the formulation of paint strippers
and environmental friendliness.
BASF intermediates and solvents can be found wherever Grignard reagents,
vitamins, steroids, anticancer drugs and many other pharmaceuticals
BASF Corporation holds a strong position in the NAFTA Region plasticizers
market with our broad selection of linear phthalate esters. In addition,
BASF diols are widely used in the production of specialty polymeric
plasticizers to achieve low fogging and other important properties.
BASF is one of the pioneers in polymer chemistry and is one of the
world's major suppliers of plastics today. Our product line is among
the most diverse of any supplier. It is supported by comprehensive
technical expertise in the NAFTA region and by local BASF resources
throughout the world.
BASF is a leader in polyurethanes in the NAFTA region, with a full
range of products from raw materials to specialty polyurethane systems.
We are also one of the world's largest supplier of pressurized polyurethane
foam systems and one of the largest NAFTA region supplier of specialty
polyurethane systems for flexible and rigid foams, non-foams, elastomers
and shoe soles.
BASF intermediates and solvents are found in all printing and photographic
applications. Our products can be used in numerous darkroom applications.
They can also be used to manufacture flexographics and gravure and
specialty printing inks. Specialty printing inks include UV applications
for PVC wire insulation, vinyl fabrics and vinyl sheeting.
BASF intermediates and solvents can be found in almost all operations
where processing chemicals are required, such as in petrochemical
applications, the extraction and recovery of acetylene and butadiene,
the dehydration of natural gas, lube oil processing, catalyst manufacturing,
synthetic fiber spinning media and as a synthesis medium for high
molecular weight polymers. When improved yields and high quality products
are mandatory, BASF processing chemicals will help achieve these goals.
HDO, NEOL and PolyTHF are registered
trademarks of BASF Corporation.