BASF Corporation

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future.

As the world’s largest chemical company, BASF combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 114,000 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 five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas.

In Michigan, BASF currently operates 11 different sites:

Wyandotte –  home to BASF’s Midwest Hub, has seven production facilities; Urethane Application Center; Polymer Application Center; Analytical North America; Chemical Engineering Research; Engineering Hub; Procurement Hub; EHS Hub; Customer Care Center; Research and Development Center; Research Engineering Services; e-TPU; Steam Plant; 3D Printing Lab; Custom Catalyst Plant

BASF’s Wyandotte site employs more than 1420 people.

Products and applications from the Wyandotte site:

  • Polyurethanes: Instrument panels, dashboards, truck bed liners, load floors, carpet padding, seat cushions, insulation, footwear
  • Cellasto Microcellular Polyurethanes: jounce bumpers and spring coil isolators to reduce vibration and “bottoming out” in automobiles
  • Engineering Plastics: Air intake manifolds, oil pans, electrical connectors headlight and mirror housings, housings for electronic components
  • Thermoplastic Urethanes: Ski boots, in-line skates, industrial tubing, railway pads
  • Wyandotte Resins: Packaging, Printing, Surface Coatings
  • Custom Catalysts: Food industry, home care products, pharmaceutics, oil & gas

Other BASF Michigan sites:

  • Southfield – Automotive coatings headquarters, including R&D, technical, sales, and support
  • Battle Creek – TODA cathode battery materials manufacturing plant
  • Jackson– Chemetall manufacturing plant
  • Muskegon – crop protection manufacturing plant
  • Mattawan – construction materials manufacturing plant
  • Troy – battery materials manufacturing and R&D
  • Rochester Hills – battery materials R&D
  • Livonia – polyurethane manufacturing plant
  • Lincoln Park – automotive catalyst recycling facility
  • Wixom – ProCat automotive catalyst testing facility
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