BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and agricultural products to oil and gas. As a reliable partner BASF creates chemistry to help its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and 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 about €63.9 billion in 2010 and had approximately 109,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com or in its Social Media Newsroom.
Nanotechnology at BASF
Nanotechnology is recognized as one of the world's most exciting new technologies, offering product developers the chance to create entirely new properties through the controlled manufacture and structuring of materials, and driving innovation in many sectors of industry. BASF is a global leader in chemical nanotechnology, and has all that it takes to explore nanotechnology's full potential while ensuring its safe application: special analytical methods; expertise inchemistry, physics, biology and engineering; long experience in the safe handling of new materials. BASF is using nanotechnology to provide its customers with products with superior characteristics or completely new properties.Two examples of BASF's activities in the field of nanotechnology are the anti-aging coating for facades based on the nanobinder COL.9® and the easy-flow plastic delights designer Ultradur High Speed®. Further information about nanotechnology at BASF on the internet at www.basf.de/nanotechnologie.