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For nearly 40 years, BASF has met the ever-evolving challenge of supplying optimum cabin-air quality, with our Deoxo Ozone and Ozone+VOC converters—found worldwide on commercial passenger planes, regional jets, and corporate jets.

Our converters remove harmful ozone and volatile organic compounds (VOC) from the bleed air, in compliance with Federal and International Regulations, and with the comfort of passengers and crew in mind. In fact, our Ozone+VOC converters are the only converters flying today that remove odor-causing VOCs.

Proven expertise to give you optimum cabin air quality

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As an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), BASF leverages global-catalyst expertise, best practices, and proven maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) procedures to maximize your investment in cabin air quality. When you work with BASF, you work with a proven MRO service provider that ensures converter integrity on every level.

BASF not only provides converters to aircraft manufacturers, but airlines can purchase the converters directly as upgrades or replacements.

Products we offer:

Aircraft Cabin Ozone Converters
BASF's Deoxo offerings are low-cost, lightweight, easy-to-install units that maintain a healthy cabin environment, and provide improved comfort for passengers, pilots, and flight attendants. The air at high altitude contains high levels of ozone. Symptoms caused by ozone exposure include headache, fatigue, chest pain, and nausea. You don’t want to be on an airplane without Deoxo technology.

Aircraft Cabin Ozone+VOC Converters
BASF also offers Deoxo Ozone+VOC converters to reduce both harmful ozone and odor-causing Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) in aircraft cabin air. This technology improves the air quality, such as the smell of jet fuel in the cabin while at the gate, taxiing, or during take-off.


New Fully Approved Airbus Vendor Service Bulletins #20499-21-001 and #44142-21-001, Recommending Airlines to upgrade A320, A330, and A340 Series Ozone Converters to Ozone-VOC Converters

Deoxo catalytic converters are the #1 choice of airlines and aircraft manufacturers. Here’s why:

Efficient ozone conversion

Eliminates adverse health effects for passengers or crew

Low pressure drop

Keeps energy costs low

Proven technology

Nearly 40 years of experience in ozone-converter technology


Means fuel economy and therefore a smaller carbon footprint

Removal of certain VOCs (Ozone+VOC Converters only)

Takes away odor-causing compounds for better comfort

Long service life when combined with BASF MRO Services ensures economical operating costs

For proper maintenance and to avoid potential risks such as:

  • Unclean aircraft cabin air putting crew and passenger health in jeopardy
  • Non-OEM authorized serviced converters that do not fully meet aircraft manufacturer established CMM standards
  • Loss of original catalyst technology, masking, deactivation, and warranty through third party re-coating

Maintenance services offered:

Having a converter installed is part of the equation, proper maintenance is required to ensure continued performance. As the OEM, BASF is uniquely qualified to service your converters to ensure maximum value and continued compliance. BASF is the original catalyst technology engineering, design, manufacturing and MRO company for Deoxo Ozone+VOC converters. It is important to ensure that each and every flight is a safe one, including regularly maintaining the BASF Deoxo Ozone+VOC converters so that the crew and passengers are not exposed to unhealthy air.

For a current listing of all Aircraft Deoxo Ozone+VOC converter part numbers click here. BASF Deoxo Ozone+VOC, VOC and FTIS Deoxo converter part numbers are registered at the following parts subscription services:

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Maximize your cabin air quality investment with BASF

As the OEM, our leverages BASF’s proven global catalysis expertise, best practices, and proven MRO procedures to maximize your investment in cabin air quality. With BASF, you can count on working with a proven MRO service provider that ensures converter integrity at every level. Our MRO facility in Huntsville, Alabama, is FAR 145 compliant and holds certifications from the FAA, EASA, and CAAC. We also have an MRO Station in Shanghai, China, which was inaugurated in 2023.

Quality and Industry Certifications:
BASF’s MRO service team leverages BASF’s proven catalysis expertise and best practices of Quality Assurance, with continual improvement of its Quality Management System, Product, Processes, Value and Customer Service. Our converters fully meet FAA, EASA, CAAC, OSHA, and REACH standards—assuring high performance and full compliance.

⏏️ EASA Certification #145.5314
⏏️ FAA Repair Station Certification #E72R725N
⏏️ CAAC Maintenance Organization Certification #F00100711
⏏️ NADCAP Certificate #10449158751

Our channel partners:

At BASF, we take our relationships very seriously. We understand the impact our solutions can have — not only on our customers, but theirs. When our partners come to us, we work together to create a leading cabin-air solution, and our ability to deliver to specification and help your company meet its business objectives was key to forging the partnership.

Our collaborative approach, problem-solving skills, and unique combination of leadership technologies and ingenious people helped us win the confidence of our partners.

BASF and Satair, an Airbus Services company, signed an agreement in 2023 covering the global exclusive distribution of BASF Ozone Converters and Ozone VOC Converters for commercial aircraft. In addition to the distribution, the agreement covers repair administration services, making Satair the only provider of BASF repair services and factory new components worldwide.

Aftermarket Spares and Replacement, MRO Management

BASF offers complete aftermarket and MRO services for its converters ensuring peak performance, maximizing your investment in cabin air quality.

Aftermarket replacement or retrofit converters for:

  • Airbus: A320 platform and A330/340 platform
  • Boeing: 737, 747, 757, 767

Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of BASF ozone and Ozone+VOC converters

  • No other MRO service provider has original aircraft manufacturers engineering-OEM CMM for Deoxo converters.

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Strategically located around the globe

BASF operates production plants, regional sales sites and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) sites in all key regions.

BASF Catalysts | Iselin

25 Middlesex/Essex Turnpike
Iselin, NJ 08830-0770, USA
Tel: +1-732-205-5999
Fax: +1-732-205-6802

BASF Catalysts | Huntsville

Production and MRO Facility
9800 Kellner Rd SW,
Huntsville, AL 35824
(256) 772-9373

BASF Catalysts | Ludwigshafen

Regional Sales
Carl-Bosch-Straße 38,
67063 Ludwigshafen

BASF Catalysts | Shanghai

Regional Sales and MRO Facility
NO. 300 Jiangxinsha Road,
Pudong, Shanghai 200137, P.R. China

Recent news and media

Check out our most recent aircraft cabin solutions news and media below.

A sample ozone/VOC converter from BASF. The new VOZC technology will be commercially available in 2024

Mar 24, 2023

BASF’s new VOZC converter technology selected by Airbus for its A320 fleet starting in 2024

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A technician testing an ozone/VOC converter at the new BASF Shanghai MRO Station in Shanghai, China.

Mar 22, 2023

BASF inaugurates MRO Station in Shanghai for Deoxo aircraft ozone and ozone/VOC converters

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BASF Up Core 2

Apr 25, 2022

BASF introduces UpCore, a cost-effective upgrade to ozone-VOC converters for healthier aircraft cabin air

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