BASF AG (BASF)

 Germany

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics and performance products to agricultural products, fine chemicals as well as oil and gas. With its intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility.


BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics and performance products to agricultural products, fine chemicals as well as oil and gas. With its intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of more than €62 billion in 2008 and had approximately 97,000 employees. BASF shares are traded in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN).

BASF is concentrating major technology-driven issues of particular relevance to the future in five Growth Clusters: Energy Management, Raw Material Change, Nanotechnology, Plant Biotechnology and White Biotechnology. BASF has allocated €195 million in 2006–2008 on Nanotechnology, continued presently at the same level with ongoing launches especially of nanocomposite intermediates. www.basf.com/dialogue-nanotechnology.

The goal of BASF is an effective and efficient testing strategy (WP12) for the entire life cycle of typical consumer products, i.e. nanocomposites (WP2). To achieve this, BASF contributes to the changing physical-chemical properties over the life cycle (WP5: by degradation, WP3&4: in biological matrices) and to the validation of inhalation hazard assessment (WP9).

Contact:
Dr. Robert Landsiedel
BASF Aktiengesellschaft, GV/TB - Z470
67056 Ludwigshafen
Germany
Tel. +49 62160 56203
Fax +49 6216058134
web: www.basf.com/group/corporate/en/

Robert Landsiedel
Robert Landsiedel
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