BASF sells Wibarco to Swiss company

April 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;4/23/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 63, p11
Trade Publication
The article reports that BASF will sell its detergent ingredients subsidiary Wibarco to Switzerland-based Hansa Chemie to focus on its more strategic product lines for the detergents and cleaners industry in 2007. Wibarco's production of linear alkylbenzene (LAB) is expected to strengthen Hansa's market position in surfactants and is expected to result in a backward integration of the company's value chain.


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