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BASF supports ‘Achieving Efficiency’ theme at SAE World Congress

BASF supports ‘Achieving Efficiency’ theme at SAE World Congress FLORHAM PARK, NJ, March 25, 2013 -- BASF will sponsor and participate in the 2013 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress, April 16-18, at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. As the leading chemical supplier to the automotive industry, BASF develops functional materials and solutions that enable cars to be built more efficiently, and with a lower impact on the environment, regardless of the powertrain technology. With a product portfolio including plastics for lightweight construction, catalysts, battery materials, gasoline and oil additives, BASF is a key player in helping the automotive industry develop the vehicles of the future, driving higher levels of sustainability and efficiency. BASF is contributing to a number of presentations at the 2013 SAE World Congress, including: • Structural Plastic Composite Components – The Multi-Material Vehicle Opportunity and Technology Gaps: Evolution or Revolution?, organized by Marianne S. Morgan, Automotive Industry Liaison Manager, BASF Corporation. Sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, April 16 at 9:30 a.m. (Part 1) and 1:00 p.m. (Part 2), both in room D0-03D. • Rheology of Waterborne Coatings: The Latest on Theory and Engineering Practice, presented by Timothy S. December, Group Leader - Coatings Technical Lab, BASF Corporation, as part of the Advances in Coatings session. The presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16 at 1:00 p.m. in room D0-03B. • On-Engine Investigation of SCR on Filters (SCRoF™) for HDD Passive Applications, presented by Weiyong Tang, Senior Research Engineer, BASF Corporation, as part of the Exhaust Emission Control: SCR (Part 2) session. The presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m. in room O3-46. SCRoF is a trademark of BASF Corporation. About BASF’s automotive solutions The automotive industry is one of BASF’s key customer industries, accounting for up to 15 percent of the Group’s total sales. As the world’s leading automotive supplier in the chemical industry, BASF is recognized as a reliable and competent partner by carmakers, suppliers, and the after-sales market. With a strong presence in Europe, Africa, North and South America, as well as in Asia, BASF has a global industry network. It supplies and develops functional materials and solutions that contribute to the vehicles of today and of the future. From engineering plastics, polyurethane and specialty foams, coatings and fuel additives to catalysts, battery materials, pigments, synthetic lubricants, coolants, brake fluids and chemicals for leather and textiles, BASF supplies a broad range of products for use in the automotive industry. Sales to the automotive industry in 2012 were €9.5 billion. Further information on BASF’s automotive solutions is available on the Internet at BASF - The Chemical Company BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,600 employees in North America, and had sales of $18.5 billion in 2012. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of €72.1 billion in 2012 and more than 110,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at For more information contact: Paul Warkentin (Catalysts, Battery Materials) BASF Corporation Tel: (732) 205-5237 E-Mail: [email protected] Stacey Russell (Plastics, Polyurethanes) BASF Corporation Tel: (248) 304-5453 E-Mail: [email protected] Susan Jackson (Coatings) BASF Corporation Tel: (724) 575-2732 E-Mail: [email protected]


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