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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Precious Metal Chemicals

Catalysts drive performance. Whether you specialize in industrial or fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals or fuel cells, our compounds and solutions consistently provide high performance standards you can rely on. Our global network of production sites has you covered, no matter where you operate. With laboratories around the world, we guarantee a smooth development process.

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As a chemical company, we understand the challenges you face and the qualities you demand from a partner. That understanding makes us highly compatible with you, our customer, and informs our approach to each new project.

Precious metals is in our DNA. Starting with the invention of the 3-way automotive catalyst, BASF has been at the forefront of innovation and creativity for decades. These qualities are at your disposal to enable future innovations and creations.

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With access to one of the world’s largest precious metal trading organizations, companies can meet their buying, selling, hedging and leasing needs in our broad portfolio.

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Our world-class analytical laboratories work tirelessly to provide peace of mind over product quality or the accuracy and transparency of spent catalyst settlements.

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When a catalyst reaches the end of its lifecycle, we help companies recover precious resources quickly and at competitive terms. Sustainability is always among our top priorities.

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Building on our century old values, BASF has been a worldwide leader in the field of precious metals management and a full-service provider of precious metals products and services. By leveraging an unparalleled market insight as well as decades of precious metals sourcing, trading and hedging expertise, we create a tangible competitive advantage for our customers.

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With more than 10,000 BASF research and development colleagues backing our efforts, we develop innovative products for customers. Our precious metal chemicals are used to produce pharmaceuticals, medical devices, fertilizers and more for a sustainable future.

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. Sustainability is at the core of what we do, a driver for growth as well as an element of our risk management.

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