BASF is the largest chemical company in the world with joint ventures and subsidiaries in 80 countries.
BASF stands for "Badische Anilin- und Soda-Fabrik" and its headquarters are in Ludwigshafen. The company employs over 110,000 people, but despite its size BASF has received relatively little public attention since abandoning its consumer product lines in the 1990s. This is a collection of DW's latest content on BASF.
Investigators in the western German town of Ludwigshafen are still trying to determine the cause of the explosion at the BASF chemical plant. Two people were killed, one remains missing and six were severely injured.