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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Recycling for a more sustainable future

With more than 100 years of experience in recycling materials, BASF’s end-to-end recycling program is known and trusted around the globe.

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With world-renowned laboratories and decades of industry experience, BASF offers dependable partnership at every stage of the recycling process. We provide unmatched resources, state-of-the-art assets, expert knowledge — and the best value for your material.

As your trusted partners in lithium ion battery recycling, chemical catalysts recycling, automotive catalysts converters and precious metal scrap, BASF is here to help you succeed in a sustainable circular economy.

That’s why we deliver the highest level of transparency in sample, assay and processing, as well as global trading and hedging services. A partnership with us means a guarantee of exceptional customer service, consistency and integrity. All that translates to complete peace of mind throughout the process.

Offering a global network of resources to maintain a circular economy

As one of BASF’s core values, sustainability has a significant influence on the way we develop our products and design our service offerings. Recycling is a significant source of the world’s precious metals, which makes it all the more important to “close the loop” and maintain a circular economy.

With that in mind, BASF will always keep an eye on the future. The recycling industry is in a state of continuous growth. We maintain a strong position in the market by virtue of our global network, resources, consistent R&D investments and extensive knowledge derived from 100 years in the business.

For our customers, that means endless opportunities to work efficiently, get higher returns and participate in environmentally sound processes.

Responsible sourcing of precious metals and minerals

As BASF, we seek to live our corporate purpose “We create chemistry for a sustainable future” by sourcing and producing responsibly, acting as a fair and reliable partner, and connecting creative minds to find the best solutions for market needs. As one of the world’s leading supplier of catalysts, BASF is implementing circular solutions for its Platinum/Palladium demand with the recycling of secondary Platinum/Palladium material (e.g. spent automotive catalysts). In 2011, the OECD issued the “OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from CAHRA” (The OECD Guidance), which was elaborated through a multi-stakeholder process that engaged civil society, industry and states, including African states from the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region. Since then, the OECD Guidance has become the key reference for stakeholders asking for responsible sourcing practices in minerals sourcing. Subsequently, Good Delivery market places such as LPPM, London Bullion Market Association (LBMA), and the London Metal Exchange (LME) adopted responsible sourcing certification schemes as part of their requirements for Good Delivery Status. The management process, required to achieve responsible sourcing certification status, includes a policy and a dedicated management process with clear accountabilities, roles and responsibilities that screens each counterparty delivering platinum group metals (PGM) containing scrap to BASF regarding responsible sourcing risks (country risk, company risk) as well as each lot received. Through its management process BASF seeks to address such risks. This management process is ongoing, and requires regular re-assessment and follow-up. BASF expects its suppliers to acknowledge and respect its commitments and requirements related to responsible sourcing practices and to join BASF in meeting those through collaboration and due diligence.

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London Platinum Palladium Market (LPPM) Responsible Sourcing certification of Seneca Refiner recycling business successfully achieved

LPPM responsible sourcing certification requires annual re-auditing within three months following the completion of the annual financial reporting period.

Areas of Recycling

BASF provides a world-class recycling program in four key industries.

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Automotive Catalytic Converter Recycling

When working with BASF as your catalytic converter recycler, you can expect outstanding transparency, integrity and robust capabilities — all of which translates to exceptional value for your metals.

Chemical Catalysts Recycling

BASF is highly specialized in this industry, as we both produce and recycle chemical catalysts. We are well-versed in every stage of a catalyst’s lifecycle and are dedicated to providing our customers with that expertise.

Precious Metal Scrap Recycling

When working with BASF as your precious metal recycler, you can expect outstanding transparency, integrity and robust capabilities — all of which translates to exceptional value for your metals.

Lithium-ion Battery Recycling

Our ambition is to “close the loop” with lithium-ion battery recycling for the automotive industry globally. To that end, we provide in-depth chemical and process engineering experience to ensure sustainable and cost-competitive solutions for metals extraction.

Products and solutions

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BASF expands global PGM refining capacity, further driving circular economy business

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BASF’s battery materials plants in Europe advance as planned

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