Uta Holzenkamp new president of BASF’s Coatings division
Uta Holzenkamp is the new president of BASF’s Coatings division with around 11,000 employees at more than 70 sites effective January 1, 2022. After her studies of organic chemistry at the University of Münster, Germany, the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Ohio State University, USA, she received her PhD in 1996 from the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany.
New challenges put a sharper point on popularity of automotive color
In 2021, the automotive industry faced new challenges that it had never faced before. The total number of vehicles built on the world’s assembly lines in 2020 and 2021 was significantly lower than the years before. That put a sharper point on the popularity of certain color spaces in the BASF Color Report 2021 for Automotive OEM Coatings, while knocking some perennial favorites down a few points.
Joint Press Release - BASF and Entegris sign agreement on the sale of Precision Microchemicals business
BASF and Entegris have signed an agreement on the sale of the Precision Microchemicals business to Entegris for US$90 million. The transaction includes technologies, intellectual property and trademarks and is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.