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BASF to sponsor and present at 106th American Oil Chemists Society Annual Meeting

ISELIN, N.J., May 1, 2015 -- BASF will sponsor and participate in the 106th American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) Meeting and Expo, May 3 - 6 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida. Michael Paul, BASF Global Product Technology Manager, Oleochemicals will present during two short courses:

  • Catalytic hydrogenation of fats and oils, on Saturday, May 2
  • New innovations in edible oil hydrogenation: Low nickel and high-speed catalysts, on Sunday, May 3

In addition, Radu Craciun, BASF Global Product Technology Manager, Oleochemicals will present “Clay based materials for bleaching oil and metal removal” on Sunday, May 3. Paul will present “Industrial pathway to bio-based MPG: The BASF glycerol to 1,2-propanediol process” during the Industry Session on Monday, May 4.

The AOCS Annual Meeting and Expo is the premier global science and business forum on fats, oils, surfactants, lipids and related materials.

For more than 50 years, BASF has been a leading global supplier of oleochemical technologies. The company’s comprehensive portfolio of catalysts and adsorbents covers a wide range of oleochemical processing needs such as hydrogenation of oils, fats, and fatty acids; production of fatty alcohols and fatty amines; adsorbent purification of fats and oils; and biorenewable technologies for the production of biodiesel and other fuels, as well as chemicals.

About BASF’s Catalysts Division

BASF’s Catalysts division is the world’s leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts. The group offers exceptional expertise in the development of technologies that protect the air we breathe, produce the fuels that power our world and ensure efficient production of a wide variety of chemicals, plastics and other products, including advanced battery materials. By leveraging our industry-leading R&D platforms, passion for innovation and deep knowledge of precious and base metals, BASF’s Catalysts division develops unique, proprietary solutions that drive customer success. Further information on BASF’s Catalysts division is available on the Internet at

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 17,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $20.6 billion in 2014. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit

At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of over €74 billion in 2014 and around 113,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at

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