Welcome to BASF's nanoworld

The dimensions are tiny but their potential is huge: nanotechnology is one of the strongest innovation drivers in research and development. BASF is convinced of the possibilities offered by this cross-sectional technology. We can use it to develop sustainable innovations to meet the challenges of the future.

The global population is predicted to reach nine billion by 2050. They will all need adequate living space, a secure energy supply and good medical care.

Nanotechnology will be indispensable in making this happen while simultaneously safeguarding the environment.




Further research on effects of nanomaterials

June 12, 2013



Final report BASF Dialog Forum Nano 2011/2012

Read more...  (doctype pdf, 2 mb)


Transparent communication about nanomaterials

Nov 22, 2012



Long-term research project on safety of nanomaterials launched

May 15, 2012



We create chemistry
that makes small dimensions love big challenges.


finde us on facebookLet's talk!

We invite you to enter into dialog with us. We will be pleased to answer your questions on facebook and discuss with you the opportunities and risks presented by nanotechnology BASF on facebook

Visual: Let's talk about!
Foto: Dr. Andreas Kreimeyer, Mitglied des Vorstands, Sprecher der Forschung

Innovations for a sustainable future

"For BASF, nanotechnology is not only an important area of research, but also the key to numerous innovations. For example, nanomaterials with new functionalities are innovation drivers in many business areas, such as health, electronics, housing and construction, automotive and energy."

Dr. Andreas Kreimeyer,
Member of the Board of Executive Directors, Research Executive Director

Interview: "Is nano the future?"