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Styrene Catalysts

BASF styrene catalysts are valued components of the dehydrogenation process for chemical manufacturing companies around the world. With our strong commitment to the styrene monomer production process and ethylbenzene dehydrogenation catalysts, we deliver solutions that consistently meet and surpass customer expectations.

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Milestones in Styrene Catalyst History

Designed for styrene producers requiring high operational stability and productivity, StyroStar® was created by the original inventor of styrene industrial production and styrene catalysts, which were first developed in 1929. The quality of our products is supported by the world’s largest reference list.

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Why BASF?

With more than 90 years of experience in styrene production and more than 100 years in catalyst research, BASF’s work as a styrene catalyst supplier is built on a long legacy of innovation. We work continuously to introduce new catalysts to the market and consistently improve results. BASF experts can support your business in numerous ways. We provide catalyst filling supervision, start-up assistance, regular detailed performance reviews and optimization of current operations, routine customer visits, Global Styrene Customer Forum meetings and more.

Technologies & Partnerships

When you require high operational stability and productivity, BASF styrene catalysts provide superior performance overall. Our StyroStar® and other styrene catalyst products provide outstanding activity and selectivity, excellent stability at low steam to oil (S/O) ratios, robust and durable composition, exceptionally low monthly decline rate, and low formation of byproducts.

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BASF has been serving the styrene catalyst market for decades. Our catalyst portfolio includes catalysts for low and ultra-low S/O processes, as well as for medium and high S/O ratio applications. Our styrene catalysts are valued components of the dehydrogenation process for worldwide operating chemical companies. Our aim is to develop a catalyst that best serves the needs of our customers.

Product Portfolio

StyroStar® S6-62 ACTIVE

StyroStar® S6-62 ACTIVE is designed for the dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene to styrene in particular for medium and high s/o ratio conditions. Its outstanding features include excellent activity, selectivity, and mechanical strength. Compared to its proven predecessor, S6-62 ACTIVE has an improved activity of 4-6 K depending on operation conditions. S6-62 ACTIVE is a robust and durable catalyst, combining excellent mechanical properties with an exceptionally low monthly decline rate.

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StyroStar® S6-42 SELECT

StyroStar® S6-42 SELECT is designed for the dehydro-genation of ethylbenzene to styrene. Its outstanding features include excellent activity, selectivity, and mechanical strength. Like its proven predecessor, StyroStar® S6-42, the new S6-42 SELECT is a robust and durable catalyst, combining excellent mechanical properties with an exceptionally low monthly decline rate. Also, like S6-42, the formation of by-products is very low.

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StyroStar® S6-62

StyroStar® S6-62 is designed for the dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene to styrene in particular for medium and high s/o ratio conditions. Its outstanding features include excellent activity, selectivity, and mechanical strength. Like its proven predecessor, Catalyst S6-60, the new S6-62 is a robust and durable catalyst, combining excellent mechanical properties with an exceptionally low monthly decline rate. Compared to FlexiCat Gold-2 and FlexiCat Select 2, StyroStar® S6-62 has a significantly higher catalyst activity and is the catalyst of choice for long runs with excellent selectivity.

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