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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Motorcycle Catalysts and Small Engine Catalysts

BASF catalyst technologies, leveraging advanced materials and novel architectural designs, can meet stringent emission standards emission standards with low precious metal content, even for carbureted engines.

Carbureted motorcycle engines with broad air/fuel excursions can be challenging to bring into compliance with Euro 3 emission standards. Advanced catalyst technology from BASF offers a cost-effective approach to meet this challenge.

A carbureted motorcycle emissions system can consist of two catalysts: a front catalyst is placed near the engine to enhance light-off and reduce cold-start emissions, while a rear catalyst is located further downstream in the exhaust system to convert remaining pollutants.

Emissions Control Catalysts Brochure

As the global leader in catalysis, BASF has unsurpassed expertise in developing innovative emission control technologies for a wide range of applications, to enable clean air for a sustainable future. Check out all of our solutions below.

Full range of capabilities

BASF offers a full range of exhaust after-treatment capabilities for cost-effective emissions compliance with Euro 3 & 4, US Tier 2, and other regulations. This includes in-house design and manufacture of metallic substrates, a full range of Applications Engineering and Development capabilities, vehicle testing and catalyst screening services, enhanced local supply chain for short lead times, and world class customer service.

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Motorcycle Catalysts

BASF catalyst technologies, leveraging advanced materials and novel architectural designs, can meet motorcycle Euro 3 emission standards with low precious metal content, even for carbureted engines.

Small Engine Catalysts

To meet emission regulations. BASF small engine catalysts are designed to cut pollution from two- and four-stroke engines that run on gasoline fuel. More than half of the hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide emissions from these engines can be eliminated in most applications.

Small, two- and four-stroke engines contribute signifi cantly to air pollution. In response, governments are implementing emission regulations to improve air quality. For the specifi cs on these standards, visit: www.meca.org. BASF catalysts can help to cost-effectively meet these regulations.

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Small Engine Catalysts

BASF small engine catalysts are designed to cut pollution from two- and four-stroke engines that run on gasoline fuel. More than half of the hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide emissions from these engines can be eliminated in most applications.