BASF will expand its global alkyl polyglucosides (BASF’s APG®s) production capacity with the expansion of its site in Cincinnati, Ohio. This investment will strengthen the production of APGs in the U.S. and allow BASF to continue supporting its North American customers with additional local supply points. The expanded capacities are expected to become operational in 2025.

“With this investment, we will solidify our position as a leading supplier of APGs in all relevant industries,” said Mary Kurian, president, Care Chemicals. “Both our customers and consumers around the world are aware of the importance of sustainable formulations. At BASF, we are committed to providing sustainable products with strong performance. This expansion will enable the future of bio-based and biodegradable surfactants worldwide by offering diverse applications for personal care and home care, as well as industrial and institutional cleaning and industrial formulations.”

BASF’s APGs are bio-based and readily biodegradable, mild secondary surfactants, derived from 100% natural and renewable feedstocks. Beside the sustainability and superior performance profile, the non-ionic nature of APGs makes the formulation with other surfactants versatile. APGs are widely used in different applications like cosmetic and beauty, home care and household, industrial formulations, and agriculture.

The Cincinnati, Ohio site, the sole producer of BASF’s APGs in North America, produces an extensive product portfolio for personal care, detergents, and agriculture applications.

“The Cincinnati site is a strategic manufacturing site for BASF Care Chemicals, that continues to support our customers and is dedicated to providing the highest quality ingredients that meet their needs,” said Tasso Rigopoulos, site director for BASF in Cincinnati. “This expansion and investment demonstrate our commitment to our employees, our community and our presence in Ohio.”

To learn more, visit