BASF introduces innovative HFO-based polyurethane systems at its Orange, CA site

Posted on October 11, 2019

ORANGE, CA, October 11, 2019 – BASF has commenced manufacturing innovative, low global warming potential, HFO-based polyurethane systems at its Orange, CA facility. The new systems provide sustainable, alternative solutions to HFC technology and addresses the California Air Resources Board (“CARB”) 2020 hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) substitution mandate that becomes law on January 1, 2020.


BASF will discontinue the manufacture and storage of HFC-based polyurethane systems at its Orange, CA facility on November 1, 2019. Production of HFC-based polyurethane systems will continue to be supported at BASF’s other North American polyurethane manufacturing locations.


About BASF


BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 20,000 employees in North America and had sales of $19.7 billion in 2018. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit


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. BASF generated sales of around €63 billion in 2018. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at