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BASF Focuses on Organic Fluoropolymer Coatings for Corrosion Protection at ACHEMA 2012

Published on 2012-06-19. Author : SpecialChem

Some 180,000 visitors are expected to attend this year's ACHEMA from June 18th through 22nd in Frankfurt. The 4,000 exhibitors from 50 countries also includes BASF. Just as in previous years, the BASF Competence Center for Engineering & Maintenance will be represented with selected technical services at the global forum for chemical engineering and the process industry. Within an area of 118 square meters, innovations from the fields of high-pressure technology and surface technology are being showcased to visitors.

One of the hot topics in the field of high-pressure technology right now is a new generation of thermal elements. They have been optimized by the high pressure experts at BASF so that they are particularly suitable for processes with stronger vibrations. "We offer our customers not only conventional lens connections but also a new measuring lens technology for these thermal elements. These allow the simultaneous use of up to eight control components," says Dr. Bernd Glaser from the BASF Technical Center for Fittings and Metal Engineering.

The Technical Center for Polymer and Surface Technology is focusing on organic fluoropolymer coatings at this year's ACHEMA. "These systems are used, for example, in heat exchanger plates. They have excellent non-stick properties and offer outstanding protection against corrosion," explains Dr. Norbert Krollmann, Head of the BASF Technical Center for Polymer and Surface Technology.

BASF's European Recruitment is also being represented at the stand for the first time and will provide future engineers and professionals with information about how to join BASF. "We are constantly on the lookout for dedicated graduates and engineers with professional experience," says Isabel Schneider from Talent Resourcing Production & Engineering Functions at BASF. "There are a variety of fields in which they can find work: From process optimization and systems planning for the construction of a new chemical plant to the automation concept for production facilities and research units."

The BASF Competence Center for Engineering & Maintenance, for example, offers the very best starting conditions for new hires. The center employs more than 900 engineers from the disciplines of process technology, electrical engineering, automation technology and mechanical engineering, as well as civil and industrial engineers - and their numbers are growing.

About BASF

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. They combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation they enable their customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Their products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life. They have summed up this contribution in their corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of about €73.5 billion in 2011 and had more than 111,000 employees as of the end of the year.

Source: BASF


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