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Chemical Catalysts

As the global leader in chemical catalysts, BASF develops cutting-edge catalyst chemistry with our customers’ needs in mind.

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As the global leader in chemical catalysts, BASF develops cutting-edge catalyst chemistry with our customers’ needs in mind.

Exceptional catalyst technology begins with our customers. BASF has global catalyst R&D and technical service staff around the world to provide you with immediate, local attention. By working closely together to establish your needs and objectives, we provide the right catalysts to fit your process.

We use over a century of experience in the catalysts industry to deliver world-class expertise, precious metals supply, and full-loop management services, meaning we can also help you recover precious metals from spent catalysts. Our work ensures you always get the best possible efficiency, performance and value.

About Chemical Catalysts

Sometimes you need an off-the-shelf solution, and sometimes the situation calls for a tailored proprietary catalyst – or a joint development program for something entirely unique. Our custom catalyst manufacturing services free you up to focus on running the business.

BASF is dedicated to working closely together to determine the right catalyst solution for your application. As leading catalyst manufacturers, we provide a series of solutions along the chemical value chain such as oxidation, intermediates production and specialty applications.

With our in-depth knowledge and expertise in chemical markets, catalysts and processes, you can expect optimal results and an invaluable partnership.

Areas of Chemical Catalysts

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

Sustainability - Process Catalysts

We want to contribute to a world that provides a viable future with enhanced quality of life for everyone. We do so by creating chemistry for our customers and society and by making the best use of available resources.

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.

Biorenewables

Browse our suite of world-class heterogeneous catalysts and adsorbents for chemicals based on biological feedstocks.

Syngas Catalysts

Syngas, produced from natural gas or coal, is a key intermediate in the emerging technologies for gas-to-liquids (GTL), methanol-to-olefins, coal-to-liquids and fuel cells.

Fine Chemical Catalysts

Catalyst technologies by BASF play a crucial role in the manufacture of several fine and specialty chemical products.

Custom Catalysts

Our extensive manufacturing assets and expertise make it possible for us to develop high-performing custom catalysts for your application.

Maleic Anhydride Catalysts

BASF’s Chemical Catalysts combine the strength of BASF – with the experience and expertise of our chemists and engineers.

Oleochemical Catalysts

As the world of chemical raw materials steadily becomes more sustainable, BASF is proud to offer catalysts for oleochemical applications.

Precious Metal Chemicals

Take a closer look at our portfolio of PGM chemical intermediates for your industrial catalysis application.

Petrochemical Catalysts

For many leading chemical companies around the world, BASF is the preferred supplier of petrochemical catalysts.

Sulfuric Acid

Read about our sulfuric acid catalysts, which are designed to offer the lowest sulfur dioxide emission profile in the world.

Phthalic Anhydride Catalysts

If you produce phthalic anhydride from the oxidation of o-Xylene and naphthalene or mixed feed, BASF has innovative PA catalysts for you.

Styrene Catalysts

We are committed to developing high-quality styrene catalysts to facilitate the chemical dehydrogenation process.

Products

Browse our products to view technical details and learn how they benefit your process.

NanoSelect™ Pt-200

BASF's Pt-200 is a carbon powder-based catalyst containing 0.8wt% of platinum and 0.3wt% of molybdenum as unimodal, highly dispersed, and reduced metal crystallites.

NanoSelect™ Pt-100

BASF´s Pt-100 is a carbon powder-based catalyst containing 0.8wt% of platinum as unimodal, highly dispersed, and reduced metal crystallites.

Actimet™ M

BASF’s Actimet catalysts are produced by dissolving the inactive components from mixed metal alloys, according to a process of the type developed by Raney.

Actimet™ 8040P

BASF’s Actimet catalysts are produced by dissolving the inactive components from mixed metal alloys, according to a process of the type developed by Raney.

Recent News and Media

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Jun 22, 2022

Shell qualifies BASF Puristar® and BASF Sorbead® for green hydrogen purification

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