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Nanjing, China – October 15, 2018 – BASF and Shanghai Landleaf Architecture Technology Co., Ltd (Landleaf), a leading Chinese construction company specializing in environmentally friendly building technologies, today entered a strategic partnership to advance sustainable construction in China and its future housing development.

Under the agreement, the two parties will develop innovative solutions and materials that help save energy and reduce emissions while promoting sustainable urban development in China.

"The need for sustainable buildings is on the rise in China. BASF is committed to working with our partners to promote innovative solutions and services that are customized for local climate conditions and enhance buildings' sustainability performance," said Dr. Zheng Daqing, BASF’s Senior Vice President, Business and Market Development Greater China.

“We have partnered with BASF for many years to promote passive houses in China,” said Tian Ming, Chairman of Landleaf. “The joint research agreement we signed today will bring the partnership to the next level.”

BASF has been working with Landleaf to promote energy efficient building and property management since 2015. BASF’s construction solutions, including Neopor®, Finestone®, Elastospray® CH for insulation solutions for walls and roofs, as well as flooring systems, waterproofing systems and PCI tiling systems, have been used by Landleaf in many of its projects across China.

“The cooperation combines our advanced building applications and technologies with BASF’s innovative chemical building materials, which are much needed for China’s green building market,” said Chen Dongliang, president of Landleaf.

BASF has participated in many leading building energy efficiency projects in China, including the retrofit of existing buildings and construction of new buildings. These include a number of sustainable construction and renovation projects for kindergartens which BASF has worked on together with Landsea Group and Landleaf. Under the joint initiative “Green Bud Action”, BASF, Landsea Group and Landleaf completed a renovation project in 2017 to create a “haze-free” environment for Shuguang Kindergarten in Wuhan.

About BASF in Greater China

BASF has been a committed partner to Greater China since 1885. With major investments in Shanghai, Nanjing and Chongqing, BASF is the largest foreign investor in China’s chemical industry, and maintains the Innovation Campus Shanghai as a global and regional research and development hub. BASF posted sales of €7.3 billion in 2017 to customers in Greater China, and employed 8,982 people as of the end of that year. For further information, please visit