Latest BASF plc Stories

2010-03-17 06:14:00

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, March 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In this podcast you will learn how chemical innovations from BASF help to develop a versatile high-tech foam. Basotect is an intelligent foam which, thanks to its versatility, can be used in simple as well as technically demanding applications.

2010-03-10 06:29:00

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, March 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Just like animals and human beings, plants can get sick. In many cases, the cause is a fungus. Not a mushroom like you see poking up out of the ground in the woods, but a network of branching, filamentary cells that botanists call 'hyphae'.

2010-03-04 07:17:00

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, March 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- This is a special edition of BASF's audio magazine for innovation on the occasion of the EU approval for commercial cultivation of the starch potato Amflora. With the help of plant biotechnology BASF developed a special potato named Amflora.

2010-02-17 05:56:00

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, February 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- If you glance at yourself in a looking glass and notice that you are beginning to look a little dull around the edges - or have maybe even developed black spots - there is a scientific reason for the phenomenon.

2010-02-17 05:34:00

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, February 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In this podcast you will learn how chemical innovations from BASF help to develop a new, extremely scratch-resistant clearcoat for cars. The new, extremely scratch-resistant clearcoat iGloss not only provides auto bodies with a brilliant and robust exterior, but also gives them even longer-lasting scratch resistance.

2010-01-20 05:29:00

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, January 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Frozen water can be lots of fun. For example, if you have a pair of skates, you can perform elegant moves on the surface of solid-phase H2O. Or you can roll together the fluffy ice crystals that fall from the sky into a snowman.

2010-01-06 05:35:00

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, January 6 /PRNewswire/ -- There have been plenty of attempts all over the world to influence the weather with chemical tricks. In Thailand, for example, what is called the 'fon luang', or 'king's rain', is aimed at preventing drought, while what are known as 'hail planes' regularly take to the skies in Germany to subdue potential hailstorms.

2009-12-23 06:08:00

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, December 23 /PRNewswire/ -- In the history of our attempts to master chemistry, explorations of fire are certainly among the most ancient experiments ever performed. And although we have controlled it for thousands of years, the magic of fire remains spellbinding.

2009-12-09 05:56:00

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, December 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Beer has a long history. Experts say humanity has known the alcoholic beverage for more than 5,000 years.

2009-11-25 05:51:00

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, November 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Hard water - sounds like white and flaky showerheads, encrusted water cookers, or stopped-up pipes.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.