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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.

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.

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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.

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