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  • News Release: 11/7/2019

    November 08, 2019

    BASF’s Freeport Site Receives Responsible Care Facility Safety Award

    Freeport, TX, November 6, 2019 – The American Chemistry Council awarded BASF’s Polyalcohols production unit in Freeport, Texas with the Responsible Care® Facility Safety Award. The award highlights significant achievements in employee health and safety performance.

    “The award demonstrates employee commitment to Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) performance and a culture of safety first,” said Kristen Pforr, Vice President of Operations, Intermediates North America. “It is the second consecutive year our team in Freeport has received this award. We are proud to be recognized for the hard work of our employees, making quality product in a safe manner.”

    The Polyalcohols unit is part of BASF’s Intermediates division producing 1,6-Hexanediol (HDO®), neopentylglycol (NEOL®/NPG), epsilon-Caprolactone (CLO), and Polycaprolactone (Capromer®). HDO, NEOL, CLO and Capromer are used in a wide array of products found in the coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers and plastics markets.

    NEOL, HDO and Capromer are registered trademarks of BASF Corporation.


    About BASF Intermediates

    The BASF Group’s Intermediates division develops, produces and markets a comprehensive portfolio of about 700 intermediates around the world. Its most important product groups include amines, diols, polyalcohols, acids and specialties. Intermediates are for example used as starting materials for coatings, plastics, pharmaceuticals, textiles, detergents and crop protectants. Innovative intermediates from BASF help to improve both the properties of final products and the efficiency of production processes. The ISO 9001 certified Intermediates division operates plants at production sites in Europe, Asia and North America. Around the globe the division generated sales to third parties of about €3.1 billion in 2018. For more information, go to www.intermediates.basf.com


    About BASF

    BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 20,000 employees in North America and had sales of $19.7 billion in 2018. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.com.

    At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 122,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of around €63 billion in 2018. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at www.basf.com.

    Alberto Hernandez
    Chemical Intermediates
     +1 973 245-5228
     +1 973 477-0909
    Employees of BASF’s Polyalcohols production unit in Freeport site, accept the Responsible Care® Facility Safety Award from the American Chemistry Council (ACC).


    Tabitha Ray
    (979) 415-6273