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BASF Presents Broad Lubricant Expertise and Products at STLE 2014

BASF Will Unveil New High Performance Ester -- Synative® ES DPHA; Visitors to Booth #515-517 Can Interact With Technology Kiosks to Learn More About BASF's Fuel and Lubricant Solutions Portfolio

FLORHAM PARK, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 05/19/14 -- BASF will offer its lubricant expertise and feature its diverse range of lubricant additives, synthetic base stocks and compounded synthetic lubricants for an array of applications at the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers' (STLE) Annual Meeting and Exhibition, May 18-21 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

BASF will also introduce a new high performance ester, Synative® ES DPHA, which is registered and globally available in North America, Europe and Japan. It is expected to be available in other Asian markets soon, including China, in 2015. Key advantages include excellent frictional properties that offer the potential for energy efficiency and cost savings, extended drain intervals based on thermal and oxidative stability, and superior low temperature properties and good hydrolytic stability. Synative® ES DPHA can be used in a variety of products including industrial gear oils, drive line lubricants and hydraulic fluids.

"BASF's strong technical expertise, global footprint and proven product performance across our broad portfolio exemplify BASF's long-term commitment to successfully serving our customers," said Douglas Brown, Vice President, Fuel and Lubricant Solutions, BASF. "We look forward to demonstrating our capabilities at STLE and introducing Synative® ES DPHA, as we are continually working on new and improved fuel and lubricant solutions to address industry requirements."

Throughout the conference, BASF experts Gene Zehler and Michael Costello, Ph.D, will be instructors as part of the STLE Synthetic Lubricants 203 and 204 training courses. In addition, Costello and Vasu Bala, Ph.D will deliver a technical presentation on driveline lubricants and fuel efficiency in the general sessions.

COURSE: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Synthetic Lubricants 203: Non-Petroleum Fluids and Their Uses
Instructors: Michael T. Costello (BASF), Brian Jazdzewski, Sandra Walker,
Rob Coffin, Gene Zehler (BASF), Thomas Blunt, Beth Winsett, and
W. David Phillips

COURSE: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Synthetic Lubricants 204: Fluid Formulation & Applications
Instructors: Beth Winsett, Govind Khemchandani, Gene Finner, Michael T.
Costello (BASF)
, Carl Ed Snyder, Jr.

PRESENTATION: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 11 - 11:30 a.m.
Session 7G -- Fantasia K/L
Engine & Drivetrain IV
Developing Fuel Efficient Driveline Lubricants for Commercial Trucks
Michael T. Costello, Vasu Bala (BASF)

Visitors to BASF's booth 515-517 can also enter the daily raffle for a chance to win a FitBit® Flex.

About Fuel and Lubricant Solutions

The global business unit Fuel and Lubricant Solutions is a leading supplier to the global automotive and mineral oil industries and part of BASF's Performance Chemicals division. Offerings cover fuel performance packages, refinery additives, polyisobutenes, engine coolants (Glysantin® brand) and brake fluids. Through the recent acquisitions, Fuel and Lubricant Solutions has further extended its value chain, as well as formulation and application expertise to lubricant additives, compounded lubricants, synthetic base stocks and components for metalworking fluids. The business unit has its main facilities in Ludwigshafen, Germany, Cincinnati and Florham Park in the USA, Nanjing and Shanghai in China, as well as Sao Paulo, Brazil. Research and development is mainly driven out of Ludwigshafen, Tarrytown and Shanghai. Further information is available on the Internet at www.basf.com/fuel-lubricant-solutions.

BASF - The Chemical Company

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has nearly 17,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $19.3 billion in 2013. For more information about BASF's North American operations, visit www.basf.us.

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of about EUR 74 billion in 2013 and over 112,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.

For more information contact:

North America contact:
Betsy Arnone
BASF Corporation
Desk: (973) 245-7865
Mobile: (973) 519-9808
E-mail: Email Contact

Global contact:
Alexander Heusener
Tel: +49 621 60-92101
E-mail: Email Contact

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