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BASF is a leading supplier of high-quality and innovative aroma ingredients for the flavor and fragrance industry. 

Little drop, big effect: In everything we do, we ensure that each drop of our products is full of expertise, reliability, innovation and sustainability.

At BASF Aroma Ingredients, we are passionate to support you with innovative flavor and fragrance ingredients that meet highest quality standards, transparency and performance. We offer aroma ingredients for many applications, such as fragrance creations like perfumes, shampoo, soaps, detergents and cleaners, fine fragrances, air care and more as well as for diverse flavor compositions.

We combine our scientific strength and excellent regulatory know-how with a global production and supply network. 

We are committed to a sustainable future by offering aroma products with a significant sustainability contribution. Our offers focus on a reduced product carbon footprint and include upcycled and renewable alternatives via BASF's biomass balance approach.

Together, we create memorable emotions for everyone – while caring for future generations.

Discover our high-quality aroma portfolio


Six scent ranges with key aroma ingredients for flavors and fragrances

Your challenges – our solutions


With our extensive experience in the flavor & fragrance market and our passion for scents, smells and flavors, we understand your challenges. We are at your side to tackle them.

Regulatory & Quality Expertise for You

Your challenge: Ensuring quality and keeping up to date with regulatory requirements.

We stand for exceptional regulatory expertise and quality management to deliver safe and sustainable aroma products around the world. 

Our dedicated Quality Management team ensures continuous quality control & assurance: Our aroma ingredients are safe for humans and the environment, strictly following quality requirements set out in various national laws and industry standards (e.g., ISO 9001, where applicable: food safety laws and certification FSSC 22000).  

We also know that the regulatory environment for fragrance and flavor ingredients can be challenging. Therefore, we share our expertise with you: Find detailed information on our regulatory services including statements and certificates via our Virtual Aroma Assistants – 24/7, whenever you need it. 

Click here to access RegXcellence, our regulatory support tool or get in touch with our Quality and Regulatory experts directly.


Reliable Supply through Diversified Productional Set-Up

Your challenge: Securing reliable supply globally

In dynamic times, you need a reliable partner capable of delivering worldwide. As one of the world's leading manufacturers of aroma ingredients, our goal is to meet your needs for large volume quantities and manage unforeseen fluctuations in demand.

Our global production network – comprising world-scale plants in Ludwigshafen, Germany, in Kuantan, Malaysia and (currently under construction) in Zhanjiang, China – puts us in a unique position to ensure the highest level of supply security for the flavor and fragrance industry. Our diversified production set-up combined with local warehouses and dedicated teams make the difference when it comes to supporting you with reliable supply. 

Learn more about how we are continuously seeking options to grow sustainably with you: Click here to get more information on our global production network and how this set-up enables us to provide you with solutions addressing your needs.

Innovation to Drive Your Growth

Your challenge: Innovate to stand out from your competition

The fragrance industry has a growing need for sustainable aroma products with a good regulatory profile, improved price performance ratios and unique olfactive profiles. 

By combining our strengths in chemistry with the know-how of flavor and fragrance houses and other strategically relevant partners, we can accelerate the development of sustainable fragrance ingredients for the whole industry: Click here to get more information about our Virtual Innovation Ecosystem.

Biotechnology complements our key innovation capabilities and supports the transformation to renewables-based aroma ingredients. To explore our portfolio of biotechnologically produced natural aroma ingredients, click on Isobionics or get in touch with our Innovation experts directly.


Our Sustainability Commitment

Your challenge: Growing need for more sustainable solutions.

We know that achieving sustainability targets is not easy – expertise and innovative approaches are needed. As sustainability is at the core of what we do for decades, we can help you to find the right solutions to your sustainability needs. To add a significant sustainability advantage to your creations we offer:

  • Biodegradable fragrance ingredients only (according to OECD guidelines)
  • Transparency on the Product Carbon Footprints of our fragrance ingredients
  • Fragrance ingredients with a lower Product Carbon Footprint
  • Upcycled fragrance ingredients via BASF’s biomass balance approach
  • Renewables-based fragrance ingredients based on cutting-edge fermentation technology

Do you want to know more? Take a look at our sustainability solutions or get direct support from our Virtual Aroma Assistant on sustainability topics. If you have specific questions, get in touch with our sustainability experts directly.

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