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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.

Metal Trading

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.

Analytical Expertise

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

Resource Recovery

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.


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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Precious Metal Chemicals Brochure

High-quality chemical intermediates used in the synthesis of heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysts. Building on our core competencies in precious metals and catalysis, BASF offers a robus portfolio of PGM (Platinum Group Metals) chemical intermediates for use in a variety of industrial catalysis applications.

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Precious Metal Chemicals: Ashby & Karstedt Catalysts Brochure

BASF offers both Karstedt and Ashby catalysts in various concentrations and dilutants. We consider it important to offer catalysts with an adjustable curing rate and minimal turbidity of the catalyst solutions to ensure that the customer can realize complete curing and the often-desired high transparency of their product.

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