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. BASF’s Catalysts division is the world’s leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts. The group 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. A leading supplier of high performance cathode active materials (CAM) for electrified vehicles to battery producers and automotive OEMs around the world. 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. 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 from harmful emissions through innovation. BASF leverages unsurpassed expertise in the development of emission control technologies for a wide range of market applications.

As a pioneer in the development of the first catalytic converter for automobiles in the 1970's BASF continues to be a global leader in innovation. BASF provides innovative solutions for new engine technologies, tightening emission regulations and fluctuating precious metals prices for emissions control challenges. We make our customers more successful with innovative, cost-effective solutions to meet the toughest emissions control regulations. We are the Emissions Professionals.

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BASF Catalysts | Catalytic Converter

Arguably the most important pollution abatement device ever invented, the catalytic converter is a key component of most new car engines in the world today. Without them, air quality in and around most cities would be far worse than it is today.

BASF pioneered the development of the first catalytic converters on 1975-model cars, and one year later introduced a second major innovation: the modern, “three-way” catalyst, which is now capable of destroying over 99% of hydrocarbons (HC), carbon monoxide (CO) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) produced by car engines.

Since its inception, BASF’s three-way catalyst technology has destroyed over 1 billion tons of HC and NOx and CO before they ever reached the atmosphere.

BASF Catalysts | Catalytic Converter

BASF continues to lead the way in the development and commercialization of advanced emissions catalysts for both gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles.

BASF works closely with our automotive customers to adapt leading-edge technologies to meet their needs for high performance and cost, and helps them to comply with tighter environmental regulations around the world.

The focus of the BASF Emissions Professional is always on innovative, cost-effective solutions to meet the needs of customers. With a creative, open, responsible and entrepreneurial approach we help make our customer more successful.

In addition, BASF offers full-loop precious metals management services to help customers protect their investment in these costly raw materials.

Innovative Solutions

Protecting the atmosphere from harmful emissions is the focus of innovative solutions within BASF’s portfolio. New engine technologies, tightening emission regulations and fluctuating precious metals prices create emissions control challenges. We help make our customers more successful with innovative, cost-effective solutions to meet the toughest emissions control regulations. We are the Emissions Professionals.

Light-Duty Vehicles

We offer unique solutions to meet increasingly stringent emissions control regulations for light-duty vehicles.

Heavy-Duty Vehicles

Heavy duty diesel on-road and offroad vehicles and equipment present unique challenges for emissions control — BASF has you covered.

Motorcycle Catalysts and Small Engine Catalysts

We offer innovative catalyst solutions to control emissions from two- and four-stroke small engines.

Specialized Catalysts

As the global leader in mobile emissions catalysts, we have developed a number of specialized catalyst technologies.

Sustainable Development

For BASF, sustainable development means the combination of long-term oriented economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. We invest heavily to develop innovative emissions catalysts to enable clean air for a sustainable future.

  • Twice as many emissions catalysts patent applications over the last 6 years as our nearest competitor.
  • We support the automotive industry for development of fuel efficient engines.
  • Our products reduce CO, HC, NOx and particulate matter to meet the toughest emissions regulations.
  • It takes 100 cars with catalytic converters today to equal the emissions from just 1 pre-1974 car.
BASF Catalysts | Sustainable Development

At BASF, we use resources efficiently to produce our products.

Reduced greenhouse gases

Cut use of drinking water for production

Improved occupational safety

Boosted energy efficiency in production processes

Holistic life cycle thinking, moving toward landfill-free operations

Product Portfolio

BASF offers a comprehensive portfolio of mobile emissions catalysts for the automotive industry. Check out our portfolio of products below.

Tri-Metal Three Way Conversion (TWC) Catalyst

Enables partial substitution of high-priced palladium with lower-priced platinum in light-duty gasoline vehicles without compromising emissions standards.

PremAir® Catalysts

BASF's PremAir® catalyst is the first commercial product that destroys harmful, ground-level ozone already in the air.

Four Way Conversion Catalyst (FWC™)

The innovative single component FWC™ (Four-Way Conversion) catalyst can remove Particulate Matter (PM), as well as CO (Carbon Monoxide), HC (Hydrocarbons) and NOx (Nitrogen Oxides) from…

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News & Media

2021 Thomas Edison Patent Award

Nov 19, 2021

BASF researchers receive R&D award for Diesel Oxidation Catalyst designed to reduce tailpipe emissions

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23rd World Excellence Awards by Ford

Nov 17, 2021

Ford honors BASF at 23rd Annual World Excellence Awards

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BASF Catalysts | Renewable Energy Poland

Aug 25, 2021

BASF secures renewable energy for catalyst plant in Poland

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BASF researchers receive R&D award for Diesel Oxidation Catalyst designed to reduce tailpipe emissions at the 42nd Annual Edison Patent Awards

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BASF Mobile Emissions Catalysts: Driving Solutions for a Sustainable Future

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