Widest portfolio of adsorbent technologies for a broad spectrum of applications. Catalytic converters for aircraft cabins and fuel inerting. Cathode materials, e-mobility, next-generation technology solutions. Air cleaners that help to improve indoor air quality. Solutions for the most challenging applications. BASF maintains significant diesel research and development facilities around the world. These facilities are being used to develop the technologies needed to meet the extremely low emission levels called for in new emissions regulations. As the global leader in mobile emissions catalysts, BASF has developed a number of specialized catalyst technologies. BASF offers a "full loop" of precious metals products & services. Catalysts for chemical, petrochemical, and refining industries. We offer precious metals supply and full-loop management services, including refining to recover precious metals from spent catalysts. The development of fuels and chemicals based on biological feedstocks is critical to a sustainable future and BASF is proud to provide the catalysts to support this industry. BASF has established itself as a front-runner in this field by becoming the global market leader for sodium methylate, the homogeneous catalyst used for biodiesel production. BASF catalyst technologies play a crucial role in the manufacture of a wide range of fine and specialty chemical products including flavor and fragrances, herbicides and pesticides, resins, pigments and dyestuffs, pharmaceuticals, and plastic and rubber additives. BASF offers a broad variety of competencies, technologies and products to the fuel cell industry. With our long term experience in the fuel processing area we deliver adsorbents and catalysts needed to generate hydrogen for fuel cell applications with high efficiency. Chemistry plays an important role in the transformation of vegetable oils to products for our daily life. Catalysts are an indispensable tool to make this transformation possible. BASF offers more than 125 years of experience with oxidation catalysts. Each percent of catalyst selectivity advantage creates additional value and reduces COx emission. Solutions for power plants, process industries and more. BASF Catalysts has long been a leader in the development of highly active, robust and selective catalysts and related technologies for the destruction of volatile organic compounds (VOC). Thermocouples, pyrometers - insights for higher yields. Our contact temperature probes include profile and spike thermocouples, industrial thermocouples, fiberglass thermocouples, furnace thermocouples, and high-temperature thermocouple wire and cable. We also produce epitaxial thermocouples. Glass Industry Thermocouples have been a specialty of BASF for over 100 years. We have grown with the industry and, as glass technology requirements have expanded and changed over the years. Offering excellent accuracy, resolution, repeatability, and stability, EXACTUS® optical pyrometer technology provides significant performance advantages in non-contact temperature measurement in a practical, rugged and user-friendly design.

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Welcome to the Catalysts Division of BASF

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

As a global division of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany, 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.

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Locations and Contacts

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Mobile Emissions Catalysts

Mobile Emissions Catalysts

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.

Process Catalysts

Process Catalysts

BASF is the global leader in process catalysts. We provide fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) refinery catalysts, custom catalysts and chemical catalysts such as hydrogenation catalysts, dehydrogenation catalysts and oxidation catalysts - to name a few.

Battery Materials

Battery Materials

BASF plans to become the world's leading supplier of functional materials for high-performance batteries. Research and development activities combined with acquisitions have delivered a unique technology portfolio for lithium-ion batteries, as well as licensing nickel metal hydride technology.

Stationary Emissions

Stationary Emissions

At BASF, we understand that our customers must not only comply with environmental standards, but also must keep their operations in service, readily and cost effectively. To successfully meet this challenge, BASF offers years of experience developing innovative solutions that deliver proven results.

Precious Metals Services

Precious Metals Services

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.

Adsorbents

Adsorbents

BASF offers the widest portfolio of adsorbent technologies for a broad spectrum of applications in industries such as refining, petrochemical, chemical, and gas processing.

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants.

Refining Catalysts

Refining Catalysts

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. We provide FCC innovations to maximize production of highly-valued petrochemicals and fuels for your unit’s unique needs.

Aircraft Cabin/Fuel Inerting

Aircraft Cabin/Fuel Inerting

Since 1980, BASF has been the leading supplier of ozone removal systems for Boeing, Airbus, Gulfstream, Dassault, and many other aircraft. BASF offers technology to reduce both harmful ozone and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) in aircraft cabin air.

New Business Development

New Business Development

BASF is committed to expanding its technologies and markets beyond those we currently serve -- creating new business platforms to drive future sustainable growth.

Temperature Sensing

Temperature Sensing

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