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. Did you know there can be 5x more air pollution inside your house than outside of it? 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. Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors can help reduce risk of indoor health concerns. 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. The increasing demand for energy and resources is what drives us to develop more sustainable solutions, while addressing the need for energy efficiency and conservation. We partner with those who share our commitment to a healthier, more natural and more affordable future for energy and resources. We are constantly improving the quality and reliability of our products, and strive for even greater efficiency and productivity. 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. 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. 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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Automotive & Transportation

Thanks to our expertise in chemistry and insight into transportation, we already have solutions to future mobility questions.

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.

Vehicle fleets around the globe are changing. Under the hood, new systems to assist the driver are making their way into the cabin, which means new requirements are needed for fluids that ensure a smooth operation. However, no matter what technology is under your hood, rest assured, BASF has the right chemistry.

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About Automotive & Transportation

BASF cooperates closely with customers all over the world. We supply and develop functional materials and solutions that enable vehicles to be built and to operate more efficiently.

Our product range includes engineering plastics, polyurethane and specialty foams, coatings, pigments, catalysts, axle and transmission lubricants, fuel additives, coolants and brake fluids, as well as battery materials. Together with our partners, we are driving research and innovation forward to develop leading automotive solutions. These innovations will help automakers address their challenges of today and tomorrow, such as emissions reduction, heat management, e-mobility, lightweight construction, and fuel efficiency.

Automotive & Transportation

BASF develops catalysts and materials in multiple sub-industries. Choose your industry to learn more about our offerings and expertise in that area.

Battery Materials

BASF is a leading cathode active material (CAM) supplier to battery producers for electrified vehicles around the world.

Mobile Emissions Control Catalysts

We help make our customers more successful with innovative, cost-effective solutions to meet the toughest emissions control regulations.

Automotive Catalytic Converter Recycling

BASF is highly specialized in this industry, as we both produce and recycle catalytic converters.

Chemical Catalysts Recycling

BASF produces chemical catalysts, and we provide trading and hedging services around the globe. That means you can count on us for expertise at every stage of the product’s lifecycle.

Lithium-ion Battery Recycling

We currently offer battery recycling through our strategic partner networks and intend to make additional investments to add assets as the market develops.

Precious Metal Scrap Recycling

As precious metal contents vary by material, BASF has developed precise analytical and statistical methods, using ISO accredited methods, to provide our customers with a high degree of accuracy across material types.


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Mobile Emissions Control Catalysts

Catalyst expertise enabled us to pioneer the development of the first catalytic converters for automobiles, which has been in used in North America since 1975.

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BASF Catalysts | Cathode Active Materials

HED™ Nickel Cobalt Manganese Oxide (NCM) Cathode Active Materials

HED™ product family includes a series of high energy density cathode active materials for lithium-ion batteries with a very high degree of purity, excellent product characteristics and proven abilities to support for the evolving requirements of batteries in automotive drivetrains.

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Precious Metal Refining

Our experienced team and state-of-the-art recycling assets ensure you get the best value for your material and peace of mind with transparency, consistency and integrity in our sampling, assaying, and trading and hedging services.

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