BASF Catalysts offers exceptional expertise in the development of technologies that protect the air we breathe, produce the fuels that power our world and ensure efficient production of a wide variety of chemicals, plastics and other products including advanced battery materials. We believe mobility’s future lies in more than just products. So where others come to a full stop, we’re just getting started—by leveraging the full power of BASF to continually advance our comprehensive package of sustainable solutions that enable us to travel further, as well as above and beyond. Protecting the air we breathe from harmful emissions through innovation. BASF leverages unsurpassed expertise in the development of emission control technologies for a wide range of market applications. BASF is committed to advancing and promoting environmentally-sound technologies to achieve a sustainable future in aviation. Offering 50 years of experience developing intelligent solutions for air quality over a wide range of applications — enabling clean air for a healthier, more sustainable future. As the global leader in chemical catalysts, BASF develops cutting-edge catalyst chemistry with our customers’ needs in mind. BASF offers the widest portfolio of adsorbent technologies for a broad spectrum of applications in industries such as refining, petrochemical, chemical, and gas processing. The BASF portfolio includes proprietary alumina, silica, alumino-silica gels and a broad line of base metal oxide guard bed materials, including the PuriStar family. At BASF, our Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalyst and additive offerings together with our expert technical services build the right solution to create value within any unit’s constraints. Paving the way toward a brighter, more secure future. Manufacturing products for sustainable solutions, reducing emissions from our processes, and using non-fossil fueled energy sources – all of these efforts help lead BASF on a continuing journey of sustainability. BASF Natural Gas experts have a diverse portfolio of products to custom design a solution and help you meet your Natural Gas treatment needs. BASF has been serving the natural gas treatment market for over 60 years. With more than 150 years of experience in metal sourcing, trading, and hedging, we’ve built tangible results for our industrial customers. With more than 100 years of experience in recycling materials, BASF’s end-to-end recycling program is known and trusted around the globe. As a leader in precious-metal thermocouples for many years, BASF recently applied its technological expertise to optical-based temperature measurement. With nearly 50 years of experience, we offer reliability and efficient solutions for the treatment of various gases. BASF Sorbead® Air adsorbents are alumino silicate gels in the form of hard, spherical beads. They are essential in removing water from compressed air so that the efficiency of chemical processes is not compromised. Sorbead® Air is the most energy saving and environmentally friendly adsorbent available for the air compression industry. Innovative, step-change technology with dual-purpose performance: removal of heavy hydrocarbons and water to cryogenic specifications in a single unit. Developing and producing pharmaceutical ingredients for more than 75 years, enabling us to provide the solutions you need to meet today's and tomorrow's challenges for your pharmaceutical business. Find the latest news and media information for BASF’s Catalysts division, headquartered in Iselin, New Jersey, USA, the world’s leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts.
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Protecting The Air We Breathe

BASF Catalysts offers exceptional expertise in the development of technologies that protect the air we breathe, produce the fuels that power our world and ensure efficient production of a wide variety of chemicals, plastics and other products including advanced battery materials.

As a global division of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany, the Catalysts division, headquartered in Iselin, New Jersey, USA, is the world’s leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts. The group employs more than 5,000, with over 30 manufacturing sites worldwide.

We develop and produce mobile emissions catalysts as well as process catalysts and technologies for a broad range of customers worldwide. The Catalysts division also provides precious metals procurement, sales and related services. We continue to expand our leading role in catalyst technology through continuous process and product innovation. BASF is also a leading cathode active material (CAM) supplier to battery producers for electrified vehicles around the world. Check out the Catalysts fact sheet for more information.

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Research and Innovation

Successful research combines market input with scientific insights to develop innovative products. Innovation in catalysis is crucial for all our product groups.

For Mobile Emissions Catalysts, the focus is on improved products to meet new exhaust gas standards, especially for diesel. For Process Catalysts and Technologies, priority is given to developing new and improved products for the process chemicals industry.

Our Expertise

At BASF, we hire and work with world-leading scientists, product specialists and industry experts who are at the cutting edge of technology and innovation.

This combined knowledge sets us apart from our competitors and ensures that you have all the resources needed to build on your success and lead the way forward. Contact us today to get started.

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Innovations and Awards

We have over 1,100 scientists in catalysts globally developing innovative solutions to help make our customers more successful. They are further supported by over 7,000 scientists in the BASF technology organization. One measure of their success is the awards and other forms of recognition they receive.

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Recent News and Media

BASF's Catalysts division is making strides in the media. Learn about our latest product launches, partnerships, and innovations below.

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Product Portfolio

Our vast portfolio ranges from adsorbents to chemical and FCC catalysts, emissions control catalysts, air quality solutions, battery materials, temperature sensors and much more.

Documentation Database

Our database provides you access to detailed information on all products offered by BASF’s Catalysts Division. Here is where you can find comprehensive information on BASF Catalysts’ product portfolio.

Latest News and Media

Check out BASF Catalysts latest articles and press releases to learn more about our innovations, investments, partnerships, and more.

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BASF Catalysts | Cathode Active Materials
July 13, 2021 Lithium-ion Battery Recycling, Battery Materials, Precious & Base Metals

Let’s Talk Recycling: What is “Black Mass”?

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BASF Catalysts | LNG Ship Background
July 02, 2021 Natural Gas Treatment, Adsorbents

Struggling to remove mercaptans and keep project costs in line? Time to consider Durasorb™ Cryo-HRU!

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BASF Catalysts | Electric Cars on Road
June 16, 2021 Battery Materials

Checking in with Dr. Sven-Oliver Jungklaus, Global Marketing Director of BASF Battery Materials

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BASF Catalysts | Enable FCC additive

Oct 06, 2021

BASF introduces Enable FCC additive for superior performance in emissions and regenerator afterburn control

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Shell qualifies BASF Sorbead Adsorption Technology for Carbon Capture and Storage Applications

Sep 29, 2021

Shell qualifies BASF Sorbead® Adsorption Technology for Carbon Capture and Storage Applications

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BASF announces highly efficient and sustainable product innovations in its chemical catalysts portfolio

Sep 27, 2021

BASF announces highly efficient and sustainable product innovations in its chemical catalysts portfolio

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Diverse Portfolio of Industries and Sectors

Our product portfolio touches across various industries and sectors. Learn more about our division below.

Automotive and Transportation

As the world’s leading supplier of catalysts, BASF has unsurpassed expertise in the development of emission control technologies for a wide range of market applications that protect the air we breathe.

Aviation

BASF offers technology to reduce both harmful ozone and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) in aircraft cabin air. This technology improves air quality by removing certain hydrocarbon compounds responsible for unpleasant odors, such as jet fuel smell.

Our products and solutions for the Aviation industry:

Air Quality

BASF has over 50 years of experience in developing solutions for clean air. We offer innovative emission control catalyst technologies for the abatement of carbon monoxide, VOC, nitrogen oxides, ammonia, particulate, ozone, and more.

Chemical

BASF is the Global Leader in Chemical Catalysts. We are dedicated to catalyst chemistry. Our global catalyst R&D and catalyst technical service staff provide immediate, local attention to customer catalyst needs. We offer precious metals supply and full-loop management services, including refining to recover precious metals from spent catalysts. We are committed to work diligently with you to understand your catalyst needs and translate them into the right catalyst for your process.

Energy & Resources

The continuously rising demand for energy and resources requires us to develop energy solutions that are more sustainable and address the need for energy efficiency and conservation.

Precious Metals

BASF is a full service provider of precious metals products and services. We leverage our unparalleled market insight and decades of precious metals sourcing, trading and hedging expertise to create a tangible competitive advantage for BASF and our industrial customers. We tailor our programs to meet our customers’ specific precious metals needs and requirements.

Recycling

With more than 100 years of experience in recycling materials, BASF’s end-to-end recycling program is known and trusted around the globe. With world-renowned laboratories and decades of industry experience, BASF offers dependable partnership at every stage of the recycling process. We provide unmatched resources, state-of-the-art assets, expert knowledge — and the best value for your material.

Temperature Sensors

BASF supplies a wide range of industries with exceptionally high quality optical pyrometers, thermocouples, and calibration services to provide temperature insights, which can enable higher yields and assist our customers with attaining increased profit.

Oil and Gas

For over 50 years, BASF has been pioneering innovative FCC catalysts, hydrogenation catalysts, and adsorbents for refinery applications.

Pharmaceutical

BASF is an industry leader in providing cutting-edge catalytic technologies to the pharmaceutical and fine chemical markets where speed to market, cost-effectiveness and product uniqueness are imperative.

Our products and solutions for the Pharmaceutical industry: