About us

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 122,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. Further information at www.basf.com.

Products and services

BASF offers a portfolio of solutions to meet your various needs in the textile industry and beyond.

PolyTHF™ from Intermediates is the key raw material used to produce spandex fiber for the textile industry, it is also applied in medical and other industries. We provide value-added services through innovative facilities and customized solutions fit across the value chain.

Care Chemicals offer sustainable and innovation solution for textile formulators and downstream customer with product portfolio including Nonionic surfactant, Polymer, Chelates and optical brightener agent.

Meanwhile, leveraging on 3D Printing, BASF provides custom solutions for the mass market.

As a highly elastic synthetic fiber, spandex, or elastane, is currently a very popular textile material. The advantage of spandex is its elasticity, making spandex-containing clothes very comfortable to wear. Besides clothing, spandex is being gradually applied in the medical and other industries. BASF is one of the world’s most important manufacturers of Polytetrahydrofuran (PolyTHF™), the main raw material to produce spandex.

Tote bag

The patch pocket of this tote bag is made of spandex fibers containing BASF’s PolyTHF™, which make denim soft and comfortable, fit for wearing.


PolyTHF™ is the key material for spandex, a highly elastic and skin-friendly fibre. These jeans are made of spandex fibres containing BASF's PolyTHF™, which make it smooth, form-fitting and durable for your ultimate performance and personal comfort.

BASF (China) Co. Ltd.
300 Jiang Xin Sha Road, Pu Dong
200137 Shanghai
P.R. China

Phone: +86 21 20391000
Internet: www.basf.com
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Contact person

Robbie Sun
Phone: +86 21 20391379
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News & Innovations

Lutensol® AT 80 —— Best partner for Enzyme washing

Originating from natural palm, Lutensol® AT 80 contains the mature ethoxylation technology from BASF and is qualified by REACH certification. It could improve enzyme washing efficiency and avoid dyestuff staining.More importantly it has no damage to elastic fiber during washing.

PolyTHF™ Inside —— Expand your success
PolyTHF™ Inside is spandex or elastane that are made with BASF’s PolyTHF™. It demonstrates top features such as elasticity, microbial resistance, antiallergenic and high abrasion resistance for a great comfort in various type of clothing that have direct contact with body.
Bio-based BDO
A renewable solution applicable to your existing infrastructure. It supports your attempt to contribute to a sustainability goal by reducing carbon footprint without compromising on safety and performances.

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