BASF to Showcase Its Expanded Portfolio of Colorants and Additives at SPE's Automotive TPO Conference


Company to highlight heat management pigments, light stabilizers, scratch and mar additive, and nucleator for TPO

Presentation covering "Update on Development for Scratch and Mar Additives"
to be given during event

FLORHAM PARK, NJ, October 1, 2009 -- BASF will showcase its expanded portfolio of colorants and additives for the automotive industry at the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Automotive Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO) Conference, Oct. 4-7, at the Best Western Sterling Inn, Sterling Heights, Michigan.

BASF will feature Lumogen®, Sicopal®, Sicotan® and Meteor® state-of-the-art pigments for interior heat management, including NIR reflective and transparent technologies; Tinuvin®, Tinuvin® XT, Uvinul® and Chimassorb® high performance light stabilizers for TPO; Irgasurf® SR 100 additive for improved scratch resistance; and Irgastab® NA 287 high performance nucleating agent designed for automotive filled and non-filled TPO and PP.

In addition, a BASF scientist, Dr. Nikolas Kaprinidis, will be giving an "Update on Developments for Scratch and Mar Additives" on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 9:30 a.m.

"The TPO Conference is the perfect venue to demonstrate how combining existing BASF capabilities with the people, products and technologies acquired with Ciba allows BASF to bring to our customers in the automotive industry an expanded portfolio of colorants and additives that can help their products stand out in the marketplace," said Markus Kamieth, Group Vice President, Performance Chemicals, for BASF in North America.

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BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 15,000 employees in North America, and had sales of approximately $17.5 billion in 2008. For more information about BASF's North American operations, or to sign up to receive news releases by e-mail, visit www.basf.com/usa.

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. As a reliable partner, BASF helps 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 has approximately 97,000 employees and posted sales of more than 62 billion in 2008. 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.

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