German BASF to raise sustainability through PV products, electric mobility
(SeeNews) – Sep 4, 2012 - German chemicals group BASF SE (ETR:BAS) is gradually expanding its photovoltaics (PV) portfolio and is aiming to gain a stronger foothold in the electric mobility sector, as part of its strategy to become more sustainable.
The company announced today it will present its expanded PV products portfolio on the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition.
Apart from innovative plastics for solar panels such as Ultramid, BASF's new PV products include plugs and sockets and chemicals for cleaning solar cells. Along with its new Uvinul and Irganox plastics additives and its CypoSol and Colo-Fast metallisation inks and pastes, the company will also present a polyurethane spray system for framing PV modules.
The EU PVSEC, held from September 24 to September 28 in Frankfurt, Germany is a leading international conference for photovoltaic research, development, production and applications.
Another part BASF's aim at more sustainability is its continued engagement in the electric mobility sector. At the beginning of 2012 the chemicals group acquired the electrolytes business for high performance batteries of German chemicals and pharmaceuticals group Merck KGaA(ETR:MRK). The deal included part of the already marketed technology and products developed and patented by Merck and designed to help improve battery performance.