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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Oil & Gas

With nearly 50 years of experience, we offer reliability and efficient solutions for the treatment of various gases.

BASF is well-positioned to ensure reliable supplies within the oil and gas industries.

We offer a wide range of performance chemicals to every application sector within the oilfield: drilling, cementing, stimulation, and production. Our solutions act as enablers for our customers to achieve maximum results in their oilfield operations.

And with nearly 50 years of experience, BASF offers its customers efficient solutions for the treatment of various gases such as natural gas, synthesis gas, and biogas. Worldwide, these solutions have been proven and demonstrated in more than 400 reference plants.

When it comes to drilling, cementing, stimulation, and production, BASF offers one of the most comprehensive chemical portfolios in the industry. Our proven strengths are in innovative, sustainable solutions with consistent product quality. Best-in-class, well-site operations are essential to maximize recovery of oil and gas reserves while minimizing environmental impact. Specialty chemicals that bring unique capabilities and functionality are integral to this goal.

And as one of the worldwide leading companies in the field of gas treatment, we are the preferred partner for complex new gas plants. BASF´s proven gas treatment technologies boast 400 references around the globe, from North Africa to the Arctic Circle, and include the world´s largest gas-treatment units. Under the OASE® and Durasorb brands, BASF provides customized, technologically superior, gas-treatment technologies. Production and storage facilities in the Americas, Europe, and Asia ensure high reliability of delivery and supply of quality solvents worldwide.

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Areas of Oil & Gas

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

Adsorbents for Sustainability

Carbon capture from OASE blue and CO2 dehydration from BASF Sorbead® provide the technology to separate, dehydrate, transport and store carbon dioxide to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

Chemical Catalysts

As the global leader in chemical catalysts, BASF develops cutting-edge catalyst chemistry with our customers’ needs in mind.

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.

Refinery Catalysts

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.

Natural Gas Treatment Solutions

BASF Natural Gas experts have a diverse portfolio of products to custom design a solution and help you meet your Natural Gas treatment needs.

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.

Petrochemical Catalysts

We offer a broad range of proprietary base metal and precious metal catalysts, as well as base metal oxides for several chemical and petrochemical processes.

Sulfur Recovery

BASF offers superior catalysts and proven technologies for high sulfur recovery to achieve the desired performance and to meet environmental requirements for sulfur emissions.

Products

Browse our products to view technical details and learn how they benefit your process.

PuriStar® R3-15S

BASF PuriStar R3-15S is an adsorbent specifically developed for the removal of mercury components from different streams.

Selexsorb® AS

BASF Selexsorb® AS is a smooth, alumina-based spherical adsorbent impregnated with a promoter to provide optimum adsorption capacity for arsine, phosphine and stibine.

Sorbead® Air R

Sorbead® Air R is an alumino-silicate gel in our line of highly efficient adsorbents ideally suited for the compressed air market.

Valor®

Valor® is BASF latest vanadium trapping technology.

Recent News & Media

BASF Catalysts | Enable FCC additive

Oct 06, 2021

BASF introduces Enable FCC additive for superior performance in emissions and regenerator afterburn control

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Shell qualifies BASF Sorbead Adsorption Technology for Carbon Capture and Storage Applications

Sep 29, 2021

Shell qualifies BASF Sorbead® Adsorption Technology for Carbon Capture and Storage Applications

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BASF Catalysts | ISO C4 Plant

Mar 22, 2021

Innovative, sustainable technology developed by BASF and OMV: New ISO C4 plant in Burghausen/Germany starts production

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