BASF Catalysts offers exceptional expertise in the development of technologies that protect the air we breathe, produce the fuels that power our world and ensure efficient production of a wide variety of chemicals, plastics and other products including advanced battery materials. BASF’s Catalysts division is the world’s leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts. The group offers exceptional expertise in the development of technologies that protect the air we breathe, produce the fuels that power our world and ensure efficient production of a wide variety of chemicals, plastics and other products, including advanced battery materials. We believe mobility’s future lies in more than just products. So where others come to a full stop, we’re just getting started—by leveraging the full power of BASF to continually advance our comprehensive package of sustainable solutions that enable us to travel further, as well as above and beyond. A leading supplier of high performance cathode active materials (CAM) for electrified vehicles to battery producers and automotive OEMs around the world. 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. BASF is committed to advancing and promoting environmentally-sound technologies to achieve a sustainable future in aviation. Offering 50 years of experience developing intelligent solutions for air quality over a wide range of applications — enabling clean air for a healthier, more sustainable future. As the global leader in chemical catalysts, BASF develops cutting-edge catalyst chemistry with our customers’ needs in mind. BASF offers the widest portfolio of adsorbent technologies for a broad spectrum of applications in industries such as refining, petrochemical, chemical, and gas processing. 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. Paving the way toward a brighter, more secure future. Manufacturing products for sustainable solutions, reducing emissions from our processes, and using non-fossil fueled energy sources – all of these efforts help lead BASF on a continuing journey of sustainability. 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. With nearly 50 years of experience, we offer reliability and efficient solutions for the treatment of various gases. 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. Developing and producing pharmaceutical ingredients for more than 75 years, enabling us to provide the solutions you need to meet today's and tomorrow's challenges for your pharmaceutical business. 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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Paving the way toward a brighter, more secure future. Manufacturing products for sustainable solutions, reducing emissions from our processes, and using non-fossil fueled energy sources – all of these efforts help lead BASF on a continuing journey of sustainability.

Paving the way toward a brighter, more secure future.

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.

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Manufacturing products for sustainable solutions, reducing emissions from our processes, and using non-fossil fueled energy sources – all of these efforts help lead BASF on a continuing journey of sustainability. As part of BASF’s Carbon Management program, we’re gradually replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources, further enhancing our advancement toward our climate goals.

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

Blue Map of BASF Process Catalysts

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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.

Refinery Catalysts

BASF is a pioneer in innovative catalysts for the petroleum refining industry. Whatever your refinery’s specific needs, BASF can provide a catalyst solution to meet them. Our FCC Catalysts provide the main catalytic cracking power in the unit and need to be optimized per feedstock and desired output.

Natural Gas Treatment

BASF has been serving the natural gas treatment market for over 60 years. The Sorbead portfolio is used for the simultaneous removal of water and heavy hydrocarbons for pipeline transportation and underground storage of natural gas. BASF has extended this knowledge and expertise to serve the LNG pre-treatment market with its Durasorb portfolio.

Battery Materials

Leveraging more than two decades of technology improvement and flawless performance in consumer and hybrid vehicle applications, BASF is developing products and seeking strategic partners to commercialize NiMH batteries for industrial and stationary power applications; traditional back-up power, material handling equipment, and Smart grid energy storage, etc.

Stationary Emissions Control Catalysts

We have been servicing the power generation industry for over 20 years with over 700 units operating or under construction. BASF customers value our experience and technical expertise as the premier supplier of oxidation catalyst solutions to the power generation industry.

Indoor Air Quality

Increasingly, homeowners, landlords, and manufacturers are recognizing the threat that poor indoor air quality poses. They have come to understand that improving confined space or indoor air quality can have many benefits – including improved health, comfort, safety and productivity.

Olefin Purification

BASF is a leading supplier of adsorbents to a wide range of industries and this for more than 50 years. A special focus lies with those industries that generate, recover, and use olefins, and for which BASF offers products under the title of Olefin Purification.

Compressed Air Drying

BASF Sorbead® Air 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.

Duranit 1/8”

BASF potassium trap Duranit 1/8” is used to “trap” / adsorb potassium in oxidative reheat technologies in ethylbenzene dehydrogenation processes such as the UOP/Lummus SMART® Technology.

OASE® Sulfexx™

OASE® sulfexx™ is a highly energy efficient gas treating technology jointly developed by ExxonMobil and BASF, which helps refiners and gas processors to meet their sulfur removal targets while…

Sorbead® R

Sorbead R is an adsorbent with high water capacity and above-average drying capacity with a low desorption energy requirement.

Durasorb™ HG

Durasorb™ HG is a sulfided metal oxide adsorbent for mercury removal from natural gas streams in cryogenic processing applications.

Sep 05, 2018

BASF launches adsorbent Sorbead® Air to meet needs of compressed air market

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Jun 21, 2018

BASF and Citrine Informatics collaborate to use artificial intelligence to develop new catalyst technology

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Apr 20, 2017

BASF invests in sustainable production for high performance silica adsorbents in Germany

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