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. Did you know there can be 5x more air pollution inside your house than outside of it? Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors can help reduce risk of indoor health concerns. BASF offers the widest portfolio of adsorbent technologies for a broad spectrum of applications in industries such as refining, petrochemical, chemical, and gas processing. The BASF portfolio includes proprietary alumina, silica, alumino-silica gels and a broad line of base metal oxide guard bed materials, including the PuriStar family. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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At BASF, we know that innovation, speed-to-market, and cost-effectiveness are key.

With expertise across the entire pharmaceutical value chain, we deliver on all three accounts, from lab to launch. And because we’re now facing critical challenges to maintain the health and quality of life during the Covid-19 pandemic, BASF Pharma is responding with excipients that are crucial to the efficacy of essential medications for patients across the globe. Two notable examples are: Kolliphor® P 188 Bio and Kollidon® VA64 (copovidone).

When experts drive simple solutions, it’s because BASF creates chemistry.

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About Pharmaceuticals

BASF has been developing and producing pharmaceutical ingredients for more than 75 years. This continuity and experience enables us to provide the solutions you need to meet today's and tomorrow's challenges for your pharmaceutical business.

With our expertise in polymer chemistry, R&D capabilities, and commitment in developing excipients, BASF creates solutions for Instant & Modified Release, Solubilization, Skin-Delivery and Softgels. In addition, we offer a variety of chemical raw materials including building blocks, reagents, and boranes, as well as alcoholates, protective-groups, solvents, and high-purity iron salts to meet the specific needs of API-production.

Areas of Pharmaceuticals

BASF develops catalysts and materials in areas like fine chemical catalysts and a full loop of metals management services. With its human nutrition solutions, BASF offers a broad portfolio of consumers' needs, including vitamins, carotenoids, plant-sterols, emulsifiers, and omega-3.

Pharmaceutical Solutions

At BASF, we know that innovation, speed-to-market, and cost-effectiveness are key to pharmaceutical companies. With expertise across the entire pharmaceutical value chain we deliver on all three accounts, from lab to launch. When experts drive simple solutions, it’s because at BASF, we create chemistry. Check out the Pharmaceutical website to learn more.

Chemical Catalysts

BASF is dedicated to working closely together to determine the right catalyst solution for your application. As leading catalyst manufacturers, we provide a series of solutions along the chemical value chain such as oxidation, intermediates production and specialty applications.

Fine Chemical Catalysts

Catalyst technologies by BASF play a crucial role in the manufacture of several fine and specialty chemical products. Applications include flavors and fragrances, herbicides and pesticides, resins, pigments and dyestuffs, pharmaceuticals, and plastic and rubber additives.

Precious Metals 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.


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Fine Chemical Catalyst

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Actimet™ M

BASF’s Actimet catalysts are produced by dissolving the inactive components from mixed metal alloys, according to a process of the type developed by Raney.

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Precious Metal Chemicals

Building on our core competencies in precious metals and catalysis, BASF offers a robust portfolio of PGM (Platinum Group Metals) chemical intermediates for use in a variety of industrial catalysis applications.

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