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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BASF Catalysts | Global MRV

Mar 17, 2021

GlobalMRV, ProCat Testing join forces to offer new Firefly emissions technology to automotive OEMs in North America

Iselin, NJ and Buffalo, NY – GlobalMRV, a leading manufacturer of vehicle performance and emissions testing technology, has appointed ProCat Testing, an independent powertrain testing center and wholly owned subsidiary of BASF Corporation, as North American distributor of its innovative Firefly technology.

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BASF Catalysts | 15 Years Deoxo Function

Mar 10, 2021

BASF marks 15th anniversary of Deoxo™ converter helping airlines to improve passenger safety and comfort

BASF celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Deoxo converter helping airlines remove harmful ozone and VOCs from cabin air and to improve passenger safety and comfort during air travel. Since its introduction, Deoxo has been proven on numerous platforms including Airbus A320, across thousands of aircrafts, over millions of flight hours, and remains the only converter in commercial service that can remove both harmful ozone and odor causing VOCs from aircraft cabin air. The dual effectiveness of Deoxo can be used by airlines to attract health-conscious customers.

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MRO station

Dec 16, 2020

BASF announces new MRO station in Shanghai for Deoxo™ aircraft ozone and ozone/VOC converters

BASF announced today that it plans to build an MRO station in Shanghai, China to service Deoxo™ aircraft ozone and ozone/VOC converters. The Shanghai MRO will complement BASF’s existing MRO in Huntsville, Alabama in the US. Startup is planned for the fourth quarter in 2021 and will mainly support customers in the Asia Pacific region. The MRO station will ensure maintenance is performed according to the Abbreviated Component Maintenance Manuals (ACMMs) for the Deoxo™ ozone converters and ozone/VOC converters. The updated ACMMs define in more detail the test procedures and service methods for maintaining the converters, to ensure continued industry-leading performance and regulatory compliance.

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News & Media Relations

BASF Catalysts | Virtual signing ceremony

May 20, 2021

BASF and Shanshan to form a joint venture serving the largest battery materials market, China

Ludwigshafen/Germany and Shanghai/China, May 20, 2021 – BASF and Shanshan, a leading lithium-ion battery materials supplier serving both the e-mobility and the consumer electronics (CE) market, have agreed to form a BASF majority-owned joint venture (BASF: 51%; Shanshan: 49%) to produce cathode active materials (CAM) and precursors (PCAM) in China. Closing of the transaction is targeted for later this summer following the approval of the relevant authorities.

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BASF Catalysts | Air Photo of Seneca Site

May 12, 2021

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

May 12, 2021 - BASF announced today the expansion of its Seneca, South Carolina, USA, Platinum Group Metals (PGM) refining facility. The company will invest double-digit millions in capital improvements to increase refining capacity to recycle precious metals from spent catalysts such as automotive catalytic converters. Recycled metal has as much as 90% lower CO2 emissions than metal from primary mines. By recovering the precious metals for reuse in fresh catalysts BASF closes the loop with circular economy solutions.

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BASF Catalysts | Umicore Battery

May 04, 2021

BASF and Umicore enter into a patent cross-license agreement

May 4, 2021 - BASF and Umicore have entered into a non-exclusive patent cross-license agreement covering a broad range of cathode active materials (CAM) and their precursors (PCAM), including chemistries such as nickel cobalt manganese (NCM), nickel cobalt aluminum (NCA), nickel cobalt manganese aluminum (NCMA) and lithium rich, high manganese high energy NCM (HE NCM).

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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

With the commissioning of OMV´s new ISO C4 plant at the Burghausen site, the collaboration between the world’s largest chemical company, BASF, and OMV, the international, integrated oil, gas and chemical company headquartered in Vienna, has reached a new milestone. The plant is based on a novel technology developed jointly by the two companies and has been producing high-purity isobutene since the end of 2020.

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BASF Catalysts | Global MRV

Mar 17, 2021

GlobalMRV, ProCat Testing join forces to offer new Firefly emissions technology to automotive OEMs in North America

Iselin, NJ and Buffalo, NY – GlobalMRV, a leading manufacturer of vehicle performance and emissions testing technology, has appointed ProCat Testing, an independent powertrain testing center and wholly owned subsidiary of BASF Corporation, as North American distributor of its innovative Firefly technology.

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BASF Catalysts | 15 Years Deoxo Function

Mar 10, 2021

BASF marks 15th anniversary of Deoxo™ converter helping airlines to improve passenger safety and comfort

BASF celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Deoxo converter helping airlines remove harmful ozone and VOCs from cabin air and to improve passenger safety and comfort during air travel. Since its introduction, Deoxo has been proven on numerous platforms including Airbus A320, across thousands of aircrafts, over millions of flight hours, and remains the only converter in commercial service that can remove both harmful ozone and odor causing VOCs from aircraft cabin air. The dual effectiveness of Deoxo can be used by airlines to attract health-conscious customers.

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MRO station

Dec 16, 2020

BASF announces new MRO station in Shanghai for Deoxo™ aircraft ozone and ozone/VOC converters

BASF announced today that it plans to build an MRO station in Shanghai, China to service Deoxo™ aircraft ozone and ozone/VOC converters. The Shanghai MRO will complement BASF’s existing MRO in Huntsville, Alabama in the US. Startup is planned for the fourth quarter in 2021 and will mainly support customers in the Asia Pacific region. The MRO station will ensure maintenance is performed according to the Abbreviated Component Maintenance Manuals (ACMMs) for the Deoxo™ ozone converters and ozone/VOC converters. The updated ACMMs define in more detail the test procedures and service methods for maintaining the converters, to ensure continued industry-leading performance and regulatory compliance.

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BASF Catalysts | Eramet Press Release

Dec 15, 2020

BASF and Eramet partner to assess the development of a nickel-cobalt refining complex to supply growing electric vehicle market

Ludwigshafen, Germany and Paris, France – BASF and Eramet have signed an agreement to jointly assess the development of a state-of-the-art nickel and cobalt hydrometallurgical refining complex. Such a development would include a High-Pressure Acid Leaching (HPAL) plant and a Base Metal Refinery (BMR). The HPAL would be located in Weda Bay, Indonesia, while the location of the BMR will be determined during the feasibility study.

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BASF Catalysts | Durasorb Technology

Dec 02, 2020

Shell qualifies BASF Durasorb™ Cryo-HRU technology for removal of heavy hydrocarbons and water from natural gas

Leveraging the extensive know-how and experience of BASF adsorption experts, Shell has qualified BASF Durasorb™ Cryo-HRU technology for deployment in Shell gas processing plants with lean feed gas streams. Use of Durasorb Cryo-HRU technology, in the pre-treatment section of an LNG production plant offers an effective solution for the removal of trace HHCs, BTEX (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylene), and water to cryogenic specifications in a single unit.

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BASF Catalysts | Schwarzheide Groundbreaking

Nov 13, 2020

Groundbreaking for cathode active materials production plant in Schwarzheide, Germany

BASF has broken ground for its new cathode active materials production plant in Schwarzheide, Germany. In an online event, the company celebrated this milestone together with customers, politicians and partners. The new plant is part of BASF’s multi-step investment plan in the European battery materials market and will use precursors from the company’s previously announced plant in Harjavalta, Finland. Construction has already started in August in Schwarzheide and the plant is scheduled for a 2022 start-up.

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