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Alcohols and Solvents

BASF is one of the world's leading manufacturers of oxygenated solvents and alcohols. Whether they're being used within a reaction or as process chemicals, solvents can be used in many different ways. They play a key role in the automotive and construction industries, as well as in the production of pharmaceuticals or modern chip and electronics components.

BASF supplies an extensive range of diverse solvents and alcohols. The product range is tailored to the specific needs of regional markets. You will find more information about alcohols and solvents in your region and the relevant contact persons on the following pages. 

Our mission: To our customers, we are the reliable partner with highest competence in oxygenated solvents.
We are your reliable partner.

Oxygenated solvents from BASF comprise alcohols, glycol ethers and esters. These solvents are used mainly as precursors for coatings and paints. However they are also used in products and manufacturing processes for detergents, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, lubricants, adhesives as well as cosmetics and personal care.

Working in partnership with our customers is extremely important to us. That’s why we have experienced Sales teams in all of Europe’s biggest markets. 

We focus our business on our four values 

Partnership, Trust, Reliability and Performance.

We have ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certification from DQS GmbH.

Alcohols and Solvents from BASF are part of the business unit Industrial Petrochemicals Europe. As part of BASF’s Petrochemicals operating division, we develop, produce and market a broad range of acrylic monomers and specialty monomers, alcohols, solvents and plasticizers.