Biodegradable Hydraulic Fluid suits marine applications.

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Designed for equipment used in marine and water-sensitive applications, Plurasafe H2O-K hydraulic fluid protects entire hydraulic system against wear and corrosion damage. With low aquatic toxicity and readily biodegradable formulation, applications include recreational/commercial boat hydraulic systems, marine/commercial dock operations, industrial/commercial truck hydraulic systems, carwash systems, environmentally sensitive hydraulic systems, and industrial machinery.



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BASF Helps Keep Water Safe



Plurasafe® H2O-K(TM) hydraulic fluid targets marine applications

FLORHAM PARK, NJ, February 23, 2009 -- BASF Corporation is expanding its portfolio of low toxicity and biodegradable hydraulic fluids with the introduction of Plurasafe H2O-K hydraulic fluid, a new product designed for equipment used in marine and water-sensitive applications.

"High heat and pressure can cause many types of equipment to leak hydraulic fluids into the environment," said Rebecca Hollis, Business Manager, Performance Chemicals, for BASF in North America. "This is especially true in marine applications, including boats and dock operations, where hydraulic leaks can affect oceans, lakes, rivers and streams."

Plurasafe H2O-K fluid is a proprietary product that is designed to protect the entire hydraulic system against wear and corrosion damage. This unique formulation has low aquatic toxicity and is readily biodegradable.

Applications for Plurasafe H2O-K hydraulic fluid can include recreational and commercial boat hydraulic systems, marine and commercial dock operations, industrial and commercial truck hydraulic systems, carwash systems, environmentally sensitive hydraulic systems, and industrial machinery.

For more information about Plurasafe H2O-K, please visit www2.basf.us/functionalfluids/plurasafeh20k, or contact BASF at 800-794-1019.

BASF offers a broad portfolio of synthetic lubricants that includes hydraulic fluids, fire resistant fluids and other specialized fluids.

Additional information regarding these products can be found at www2.basf.us/syntheticlubricants.

For more information contact:
John C. Schmidt
BASF Corporation
Tel: (973) 245-6405
E-mail: john.schmidt@basf.com

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 $16.4 billion in 2007. 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 oil and gas to chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals. 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 more than 95,000 employees and posted sales of almost 58 billion in 2007. 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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