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Widest portfolio of adsorbent technologies for a broad spectrum of applications. Catalytic converters for aircraft cabins and fuel inerting. Cathode materials, e-mobility, next-generation technology solutions. Air cleaners that help to improve indoor air quality. Solutions for the most challenging applications. BASF maintains significant diesel research and development facilities around the world. These facilities are being used to develop the technologies needed to meet the extremely low emission levels called for in new emissions regulations. As the global leader in mobile emissions catalysts, BASF has developed a number of specialized catalyst technologies. BASF offers a "full loop" of precious metals products & services. Catalysts for chemical, petrochemical, and refining industries. We offer precious metals supply and full-loop management services, including refining to recover precious metals from spent catalysts. The development of fuels and chemicals based on biological feedstocks is critical to a sustainable future and BASF is proud to provide the catalysts to support this industry. BASF has established itself as a front-runner in this field by becoming the global market leader for sodium methylate, the homogeneous catalyst used for biodiesel production. BASF catalyst technologies play a crucial role in the manufacture of a wide range of fine and specialty chemical products including flavor and fragrances, herbicides and pesticides, resins, pigments and dyestuffs, pharmaceuticals, and plastic and rubber additives. Chemistry plays an important role in the transformation of vegetable oils to products for our daily life. Catalysts are an indispensable tool to make this transformation possible. BASF offers more than 125 years of experience with oxidation catalysts. Each percent of catalyst selectivity advantage creates additional value and reduces COx emission. Solutions for power plants, process industries and more. BASF Catalysts has long been a leader in the development of highly active, robust and selective catalysts and related technologies for the destruction of volatile organic compounds (VOC). Thermocouples, pyrometers - insights for higher yields. Our contact temperature probes include high temperature thermocouples, platinum thermocouples, noble metal thermocouples, thermocouples for the glass industry, profile and spike thermocouples for diffusion furnaces, high temperature industrial thermocouples, furnace thermocouples, and high temperature thermocouple wire and cable. A specialty of BASF for many years is the glass thermocouple. We have grown with the industry and, as glass technology requirements have expanded and changed over the years. Offering excellent accuracy, resolution, repeatability, and stability, EXACTUS® optical pyrometer technology provides significant performance advantages in non-contact temperature measurement in a practical, rugged and user-friendly design.

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Feb 12, 2020

BASF further invests in Europe to strengthen global leadership position for battery materials for electric vehicles

BASF is announcing a new battery materials production site in Schwarzheide, Germany, as part of its multi-step investment plan to support the European electric vehicle (EV) value chain. This state-of-the art plant will produce cathode active materials (CAM) with an initial capacity enabling the supply of around 400,000 full electric vehicles per year with BASF battery materials. Innovative cathode materials by BASF increase the performance of batteries, promoting the success of climate-friendly mobility.

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Dec 17, 2019

BASF and Linde win ICIS Award for Best Process Innovation

December 16, 2019 - Linde’s DRYREF™ syngas process in combination with BASF’s SYNSPIRE™ catalyst enable steam reforming of methane in dryer conditions and the use of CO2 as feedstock, allowing for energy savings and improved CO2 footprint. For this new technology, BASF and Linde Engineering have now received the ICIS Award 2019 for Best Process Innovation. ICIS (Independent Commodity Information Service) is the world’s largest petrochemical market information provider and each year an expert jury selects the winners of the prestigious Innovation Awards.

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Nov 14, 2019

BASF launches Durasorb™ HRU for removal of BTX and heavy hydrocarbons

BASF launches Durasorb HRU as an addition to the Durasorb portfolio for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) pre-treatment that is specifically designed for the removal of BTX and heavy hydrocarbons. It provides a 30 percent increase in capacity for BTX components, allowing for the effective removal of BTX to less than 1ppm without compromising unit efficiency.

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Aug 18, 2020

BASF announces new website for EXACTUS® optical temperature sensors

BASF announced today that it has launched a new website for EXACTUS® optical temperature sensors at: www.exactus.basf.com. The new site features downloadable software and documentation.

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Jul 22, 2020

BASF introduces Altrium™ Fluidized Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalyst to increase transportation fuel yields

BASF announced today the commercial launch of Altrium™, a new Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalyst for mild to heavy resid feedstock. Altrium incorporates BASF’s newest Advanced Innovative Matrix (AIM) and the proven technology IZY (Improved Zeolite-Y). It has been optimized to increase transportation fuels yield (gasoline and distillate) while having a deeper coke selective bottoms conversion of resid feeds.

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Jul 15, 2020

thyssenkrupp and BASF sign joint development agreement on STAR process® dehydrogenation technology

thyssenkrupp and BASF have signed a joint development agreement to expand their cooperation on the STAR process®. This proprietary dehydrogenation process from thyssenkrupp produces propylene from propane feedstocks, or iso-butylene from iso-butane feedstocks, using an exceptionally stable catalyst. thyssenkrupp, focusing on process development, and BASF, focusing on catalyst development, together aim to significantly increase the resource and energy efficiency of the process through targeted improvements in catalyst and plant design. Plant operators can benefit from lower investment and operating costs as well as lower CO2 emissions in the future.

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Jun 15, 2020

BASF’s battery materials plants in Europe advance as planned

Preparations and construction of BASF’s battery materials plants in Europe are advancing as planned. After the casting of the foundation for its precursor cathode active material (PCAM) plant in Harjavalta, Finland, BASF has officially started construction. In addition, BASF has secured the construction permits to begin building the new cathode active material (CAM) plant in Schwarzheide, Germany. Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the multi-step investment project is progressing as scheduled for a 2022 start-up. BASF remains steadfast in its commitment to provide a reliable and sustainable local supply to cell producers and OEM customers in Europe.

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Jun 09, 2020

BASF to cease Erie operations by 2021

FLORHAM PARK, NJ, June 9, 2020 – BASF announced today that it will close its manufacturing facility in Erie, Pennsylvania in 2021. The facility produces process catalysts used primarily in the petrochemical industry.

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May 27, 2020

BASF updates the Abbreviated Component Maintenance Manuals for its Deoxo™ ozone and ozone/VOC converter portfolios

BASF announced today that it has updated its Abbreviated Component Maintenance Manuals (ACMMs) for the Deoxo™ ozone converters and ozone/VOC converters portfolio, with the release of revised ACMMs for the Airbus A320 airplane platform and the Airbus A330/A340 airplane platform. The updated ACMMs redefine the test procedures and service methods for maintaining the converters, to ensure continued industry-leading performance of its ozone converters. Proper testing includes functional checks of both ozone conversion efficiency and pressure drop for air transiting through the converter. BASF encourages airline operators to check with their current MRO (Maintenance Repair and Overhaul) service provider to ensure compliance with the updated ACMMs.

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May 20, 2020

BASF introduces ZEAL™ Fluidized Catalytic Cracking (FCC) additive to deliver more propylene for refiners

BASF announces the commercial launch of ZEAL™ which is a new Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) additive product designed to enhance the production of light olefins in FCC units that process resid or gasoil feedstocks. ZEAL is the latest product development that will enable refiners to quickly respond to the increasing shift to petrochemical feedstocks. ZEAL has been optimized to deliver superior propylene yields while maintaining the base catalyst performance.

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Mar 23, 2020

BASF introduces Fourtune™ Fluidized Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalyst to deliver more butylenes for refiners

BASF announced today the commercial launch of Fourtune™ which is a new Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalyst product for gasoil feedstock. Fourtune is the latest product based on BASF’s multiple framework topology (MFT) technology. It has been optimized to deliver superior butylene over propylene selectivity while maintaining catalyst activity and performance.

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Mar 10, 2020

BASF launches a new Tri-Metal Catalyst, developed in collaboration with and sponsored by Sibanye-Stillwater and Impala Platinum

Ludwigshafen, Germany and Johannesburg, South Africa – BASF announced today that it has successfully developed and tested an innovative Tri-Metal Catalyst technology that enables partial substitution of high-priced palladium with lower-priced platinum in light-duty gasoline vehicles without compromising emissions standards. Adoption of the Tri-Metal Catalyst can reduce catalytic converter costs for automakers and partially rebalance market demand for PGMs, thereby enhancing PGM market sustainability.

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Mar 06, 2020

Finnish battery industry intensifies cooperation: Fortum, BASF, and Nornickel sign cooperation agreement on battery recycling

Ludwigshafen, Germany and Harjavalta, Finland – Fortum, BASF, and Nornickel have signed a letter of intent to plan a battery recycling cluster in Harjavalta, Finland, serving the electric vehicle market. This would enable a successful “closed loop” cycle to re-use the critical metals present in used batteries.

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