BASF – your partner for sustainable construction

At BASF, we create more than just chemicals - we create chemistry. For over 50 years, we have worked closely with industry stakeholders to enable successful sustainable construction projects. With BASF chemistry, buildings can be more durable and require fewer resources for maintenance. Chemistry also makes buildings more energy efficient, thus protecting our environment.

Applications and products for construction

With our wide range of products for construction, we help our customers save costs and stand out from the competition. Discover more by visiting our divisional pages or by clicking on one of our innovation pages in the carousel.

Polyurethanes & engineering plastics

From innovative insulation products that make buildings more durable and energy efficient to high quality materials for coastal protection and surface solutions, we help our customers succeed with ambitious architecture and infrastructure projects and contribute to a sustainable future.

Styrenic foams 

With our diverse styrene-based product portfolio we offer reliable and sustainable solutions for your construction project. One prominent example: Neopor® - the enhancement of the insulation classic Styropor®. The grey insulation material makes an important contribution to the reduction of CO2 emissions over the long application period of more than 50 years.

Dispersions & Additives

Speed, ease of application and durability are requirements for success. Versatility is a key for example, robustness of formulations with different raw materials and under varying conditions. We offer a broad range of dispersions and additives, that allow the formulation of high-performance construction materials in line with state-of-the-art environmental standards.

Asphalt Performance 

The demand for sustainable solutions and better occupational safety in road construction calls for new chemical additives that reduce emissions, save energy and ensure recycling. BASF is developing these new solutions and, with its Butonal® dispersions, offers high-quality SBR polymer and styrene butadiene dispersions. 

Our latest innovations


Cavipor® is a non-combustible mineral-based insulation foam system reliable in all aspects from production to application and disposal. It is particularly suitable for subsequent energetic renovations of buildings constructed of double-wall masonry.


Anyone insulating his walls with super-slim SLENTEX® mats is sure to benefit for years to come in terms of energy efficiency, thermal conductivity and home comfort. Do you want to build a new house or upgrade an existing one? Then SLENTEX®, the new high-performance insulating material, is the ideal choice.

Neopor® Biomass Balance

The BASF biomass balance approach (BMB), certified by German technical inspection authority REDcert, means that  renewable feedstock replaces fossil raw materials which are normally needed for the manufacture of EPS (expandable polystyrene).



BASF recenlty launched the Corpus-Magazine. Our goal is to inform about new and exciting construction projects from across the world where architects took a different approach to accommodate unique customer needs and/or deployed cutting edge materials to make the impossible possible. 

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Construction Chemicals

On September 30, 2020, effective at midnight, BASF closed the divestiture of its Construction Chemicals business to an affiliate of Lone Star, a global private equity firm. The Construction Chemicals business now forms the newly founded MBCC Group, headquartered in Mannheim, Germany.

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