BASF Wins Polyurethane Innovation Award


WYANDOTTE, MI, October 15, 2010 - BASF, the world's leading chemical company, was named by the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) the winner of the 2010 CPI "Innovation Award" during the closing session of the 2010 Technical Conference. BASF was selected for FilterPave® Porous Pavement System.

FilterPave was developed by BASF and Presto Geosystems of Appleton, Wisconsin. The pavement combines specially treated post-consumer recycled glass with a polyurethane binder to create a porous surface for use in stormwater management applications. This nearly eliminates runoff and helps replenish the local aquifer with clean, naturally filtered water.

The product provides several advances over traditional hard surface pavements, addressing environmental issues in an attractive and cost-effective manner (see www.filterpave.com).

The CPI also recognized BASF's Dr. David Bower at the conference with the "Best Presentation Award" in the CASE 1 Technical Session for Filterpave Porous Paving System - An Innovative Hard Surface Pavement Using Post-Consumer Recycled Glass. The paper was submitted and co-authored with Bower by Steven Hicks, BASF Corporation and Bill Handlos, Presto Geosystems.

In addition to the innovation and presentation awards, BASF submitted five
papers:

MDI Slabstock Foam - Flammability Performance Without Added Flame
Retardants, authored by Raymond Neff, Theodore Smiecinski, Victoria
Manea, BASF Corporation
A New Method For Prediction Of Hydrolysis Rates Of Glass Syntactic
Polyurethane In Deep Sea Applications, authored by Jeffrey Dodge, Anping
Wang, Karl Gust, Valerie McCarthy, BASF Corporation
CPI Product Stewardship Literature Outreach to the Spray Polyurethane
Foam Industry. The Most Up to Date EH&S Information Which is On Line
And Available!, authored by William Robert, BASF Corporation
New Innovative TPU Materials For Footwear Application, authored by Limei
Lu, BASF Corporation; Frank Schaefer, Joern Duwenhorst, Martin Vallo,
BASF Polyurethanes GmbH
Automotive Seating Foam Hardness Review And Recommended Improved Testing
Methodology, authored by Ron Blair, Mark Weierstall, The Woodbridge
Group; Asad Ali, Lear Corporation; Robert Lockwood, Huntsman
International LLC; Roy Pask, BASF Corporation; Brent Hodge, Johnson
Controls

For more information contact:

Kathy Dennis

BASF Corporation

Tel: (973) 245-6288

E-mail: kathy.dennis@basf.com

About BASF Polyurethanes
BASF is the leading supplier of Polyurethane Solutions for systems, specialties and PU basic products. With its global network of 38 polyurethane system houses and its comprehensive product and service portfolio, BASF is the preferred partner of its customers in many industries.

The BASF brand "Polyurethane Solutions" represents over 40 years of experience of the market and technology leadership for Polyurethane systems and specialty elastomers.

In the extremely service-oriented business of polyurethane systems and specialties, reliable PU experience and competence are crucial. Through its system house network, BASF provides fast local support, from technical service and sales to production and marketing during the development of customized solutions. With its world-scale plants, BASF secures its leading market position in the production of polyurethane basic products in all regions of the world.

Polyurethanes make life more comfortable, safer and more pleasant while helping to save energy sustainably. They contribute towards improved insulation of buildings and more attractive, lightweight design of cars.
Producers of shoes, mattresses and household goods as well as sports equipment use the unique advantages of polyurethanes provided with the knowledge and expertise of the polyurethane experts of BASF world-wide.

BASF - The Chemical Company.
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has approximately 16,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $13 billion in 2009. For more information about BASF's North American operations, or to sign up to receive news releases by e-mail, visit www.basf.us.

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 and 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 more than 50 billion in 2009 and had approximately 105,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.

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