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BASF Podcast: The Chemical Reporter - Why Does A Kettle Calcify?
Nov 21, 2007 (06:11 AM EST)


LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, November 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A calcified kettle can become a real energy-eater. You first use energy to heat the chalk before the water can even get hot. That is why it is important to dissolve or remove the chalk or lime regularly. But why does a kettle actually calcify? In entertaining weekly episodes, our Chemical Reporter answers questions on Chemistry in our everyday life.

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This podcast is the audible innovation magazine of BASF. Experience monthly an actual topic on how Chemistry will design our future. The actual episode is on "Biodegradable Plastics".

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BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals to crude oil and natural gas. As a reliable partner to virtually all industries, BASF's high-value products and intelligent system solutions help its customers to be more successful. BASF develops new technologies and uses them to meet the challenges of the future and open up additional market opportunities. It combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, thus contributing to a better future. BASF has approximately 95,000 employees and posted sales of EUR52.6 billion in 2006. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at http://www.basf.com .

A Podcast is available: chris.wilson@basf.com Editorial contact: For the UK: BASF plc Chris Wilson Corporate Communications Phone: +44-161-488-5616 Fax: +44-161-488-4133 E-Mail: For the US: BASF Corporation Betsy Arnone Corporate Communications Phone: +1-973-245-7865 Fax: +1-973-245-6714 E-Mail: For Germany/Europe: BASF Aktiengesellschaft Rainer Mueller-Mueffelmann Corporate Innovation Communications Phone: +49-621-60-41040 Fax: +49-621-60-20548 E-Mail:

CONTACT: Editorial contact: For the UK: BASF plc, Chris Wilson, Corporate chris.wilson@basf.comCommunications, Phone: +44-161-488-5616, Fax: +44-161-488-4133, E-Mail:; For the US: BASF Corporation, Betsy Arnone,Corporate Communications, Phone: +1-973-245-7865, Fax: +1-973-245-6714,E-Mail: ; For Germany/Europe: BASF Aktiengesellschaft,Rainer Mueller-Mueffelmann, Corporate Innovation Communications, Phone:+49-621-60-41040, Fax: +49-621-60-20548, E-Mail: