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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 | 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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BASF Catalysts | Fourtune Press Release

Oct 29, 2020

BASF wins “Best Catalyst Technology” for Fourtune™ at the 2020 HP Awards

BASF was awarded “Best Catalyst Technology” at the 2020 Hydrocarbon Processing (HP) Awards for its Fourtune™ FCC catalyst. 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. The technology provides an answer to the increased demand for octane since today’s tighter sulfur regulations often require post treatment on the gasoline stream, which can negatively impact the octane pool.

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Hydrogenation catalyst2

Sep 28, 2020

BASF announces series of new product innovations in its selective hydrogenation catalysts portfolio

A new series of commercially proven alumina catalysts is now available with new performance features that can benefit selective hydrogenation applications such as first stage PYGAS or selective hydrogenation of dienes in C4 olefin streams. This new series of Pd on spherically shaped E15x catalysts replaces the E14x series of Pd alumina catalysts which have been used commercially for over thirty years in selective hydrogenation applications.

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BASF EXACTUS® optical temperature sensor

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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