Welcome to BASF'S Hygiene Business

We are developing superabsorbent polymers with innovative properties enabling our customers to design new generations of diapers and hygiene products. With a global network of research, production and service sites, we are a leading partner of the global hygiene industry.


Superabsorbents polymers are special granules that can absorb and bind large amounts of aqueous liquids like urine. They are a key component of hygiene products like baby diapers, adult incontinence products and feminine care products to ensure that skin stays dry and healthy.



HySorb high performance superabsorbent solutions for your diaper needs from a global network 

SAVIVA - The enabler of new generations of hygiene solutions

SAVIVA, the next generation of superabsorbent polymer is based on a pioneering technology plattform, the droplet polymerization 


These days, it is difficult to imagine the world of modern hygiene without superabsorbents. Whether for baby diapers, incontinence or feminine hygiene products, none of them would be complete without the white polymer granules that ensure that the fluid is safely locked away and that skin and clothes remain dry and clean.


Baby Diapers

Every day  around 375,000 babies are born worldwide. Many of them start their new lives wearing comfortable disposable diapers 


Incontinence products

In industrialized nations life expectancy is continously rising and society is aging. This results in many challenges and raises many questions such as: How do we ensure that older people enjoy a good quality of life? This involes dealing with the important issue of incontinence 


Feminine hygiene products

Leading an active life without constraints - day after day: Superabsorbents are the secret behind today's trend towards smaller and thinner sanitary napkins improving woman's wellbeing so he can always feel at her best. 


Innovations & Sustainability

The goal of sustainable development is to balance and pursue economical development, environmental protection and social responsibility 



Our global presence


We invest in facilities in close proximity to our customers and provide a global footprint for reliable, global supplies.