News & Media Relations

Jun 21, 2018

BASF and Citrine Informatics collaborate to use artificial intelligence to develop new catalyst technology

ISELIN, NJ, and SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 21, 2018 – BASF and Citrine Informatics are collaborating to use artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate the development of new environmental catalyst technologies. Citrine Informatics is a next-generation platform that harnesses the power of AI to bring new materials to market faster, and capture materials-enabled product value.

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Jun 13, 2018

Innovations by BASF will help to make electric vehicles a practical reality for everyone

With the holiday season and sunnier days approaching in the northern hemisphere, traffic inevitably increases on highways, in cities and around sightseeing spots. Additionally, a rising number of commuters contribute to growing nitrogen oxide and carbon dioxide emissions with adverse impacts on air quality and climate.

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May 30, 2018

BASF introduces PremAir BLD catalyst for improving indoor air quality

ISELIN, NJ, May 30, 2018 – BASF launched its latest catalyst innovation, PremAir® BLD, to remove indoor ozone pollution. The new catalyst has been shown in field trials to rapidly remove ozone at room temperatures with high conversion efficiency, while maintaining a high level of performance over a longer period of time than existing market technologies.

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Mar 15, 2018

New FCC butylene additive Evolve™ addresses refineries demands

BASF announced today the launch of Evolve™, a proprietary new Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) additive designed for butylene selectivity. Evolve provides measurable improvements in butylene yields while preserving unit conversion and valuable fuels yields when compared to existing technologies. Refiners worldwide are facing the effects of tightening fuel regulations as stricter sulfur fuels standards continue to be implemented globally.

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Mar 08, 2018

BASF closes agreement to form BASF Toda America LLC (BTA) for battery materials

Ludwigshafen, March 8, 2018 – BASF, the world’s largest chemical supplier to the automotive industry, has closed its agreement to form BASF Toda America LLC (BTA). As the next step in BASF’s business growth strategy for its battery materials business, the new entity will be majority owned and controlled by BASF and is the second successful collaboration of BASF and TODA. BTA will produce and market high energy Nickel Cobalt Manganese (NCM) and Nickel Cobalt Aluminum Oxide (NCA) cathode active materials (CAM) for e-mobility applications.

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Feb 01, 2018

BASF introduces Boroflex™ FCC catalyst for superior bottoms upgrading

BASF announced today the commercial launch of Boroflex™, the latest evolution of its residuum (resid) oil Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalysts for the refining market. Boroflex is based on BASF’s unique Boron-Based Technology (BBT), and is designed to optimize refiners’ bottoms upgrading and distillate yields by providing maximum nickel contamination passivation.

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Jan 31, 2018

BASF grants Reshine a Sub-License under ANL NCM Cathode Material Patents

ISELIN, NJ, USA and HUNAN, CHINA, 31 JANUARY 2018 – BASF has granted Hunan Reshine New Material Co. Ltd. (“Reshine”) a sub-license under Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) patents related to nickel-cobalt-manganese (NCM) cathode materials for long life, high energy, reliability and cost-effective lithium ion batteries. Reshine is now licensed to make, use, sell, offer to sell, distribute and import the NCM cathode materials in the U.S. market.

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Dec 14, 2017

BASF and TODA further strengthen their collaboration and increase investments in Cathode Materials to enable e-mobility

Ludwigshafen/Germany and Tokyo/Japan, December 14, 2017 – BASF and TODA KOGYO CORP. (TODA) announced two significant steps to further enhance their collaboration. A strengthening of production capabilities both in the United States and Japan will help enable e-mobility and generate business opportunities for the two companies.

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Dec 11, 2017

BASF to expand mobile emissions catalysts site in Ṥroda Ṥląska, Poland

ISELIN, NEW JERSEY, December 11, 2017 – BASF invests in the expansion of its mobile emissions catalysts production site in Ṥroda Ṥląska, Poland. The expansion includes new production lines and additional infrastructure to equip light duty diesel and gasoline vehicles with BASF’s innovative catalyst and filter solutions.

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Nov 30, 2017

BASF opens world-scale chemical catalysts manufacturing plant in Caojing, Shanghai

November 30, 2017 – Caojing, China – BASF, worldwide leading as chemical company and supplier of catalysts, today celebrated the official opening of its new, world-scale chemical catalysts manufacturing plant in Caojing, Shanghai, China. The new plant is BASF’s first chemical catalysts manufacturing facility in the Asia Pacific region.

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Nov 29, 2017

BASF grants Pulead a Sub-License under ANL NCM Cathode Material Patents

ISELIN, NJ, USA and BEIJING, CHINA, 29 NOV, 2017 – BASF has granted Pulead a sub-license under Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) patents related to nickel-cobalt-manganese (NCM) cathode materials for lithium ion batteries. NCM cathode materials are used for cost effective high energy, safety and long-life batteries for many applications including e-mobility. Pulead is now licensed to make, use, sell, offer to sell, distribute and import the NCM cathode materials in the U.S. market.

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Nov 22, 2017

BASF introduces new sulphuric acid catalyst

BASF has introduced the new sulphuric acid catalyst O4-115 Quattro into the market. The new, cesium-based catalyst is unique due to its geometrical shape – a combination of four strands – leading to a 30 percent greater catalytic surface area compared to conventional sulphuric acid catalysts.

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Nov 16, 2017

BASF introduces new sulphuric acid catalyst

BASF has introduced the new sulphuric acid catalyst O4-115 Quattro into the market. The new, cesium-based catalyst is unique due to its geometrical shape – a combination of four strands – leading to a 30 percent greater catalytic surface area compared to conventional sulphuric acid catalysts.

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Nov 13, 2017

BASF introduces Fortress™ NXT FCC catalyst to help refiners increase liquid product yields with heavy resid feeds

BASF announced today the launch of Fortress™ NXT, the next generation of the industry-leading Fortress Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalyst for heavy residuum (resid) oil feedstock applications for the refining market. Fortress NXT has been optimized to deliver superior metals passivation and activity maintenance, while keeping hydrogen and coke production low.

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Nov 03, 2017

BASF researchers receive R&D award for BoroCat catalyst designed to optimize oil refiners’ yields

ISELIN, NJ, November 3, 2017 – The Research and Development Council of New Jersey recognized BASF inventors Robert McGuire, Gary M. Smith and Bilge Yilmaz with the prestigious 2017 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award for outstanding environmental contributions.

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Oct 23, 2017

BASF completes transaction to sell electrolytes manufacturing site in Suzhou, China to Shenzhen Capchem

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY, October 23, 2017 – BASF has closed the previously announced transaction to sell its electrolytes manufacturing site in Suzhou, China, to Shenzhen Capchem Technology Co., Ltd. (Capchem), a leading supplier in the global electronics chemical industry.

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Oct 04, 2017

BASF introduces Fortress™ NXT FCC catalyst to help refiners increase liquid product yields with heavy resid feeds

BASF announced today the launch of Fortress™ NXT, the next generation of the industry-leading Fortress Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalyst for heavy residuum (resid) oil feedstock applications for the refining market. Fortress NXT has been optimized to deliver superior metals passivation and activity maintenance, while keeping hydrogen and coke production low.

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Sep 25, 2017

BASF launches Formaldpure catalyst for improving indoor air quality

ISELIN, NJ, September 25, 2017 – BASF introduced its latest innovation, Formaldpure™, to remove indoor formaldehyde pollution.

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Sep 21, 2017

BASF invests in third plant for specialty zeolites used for the production of mobile emissions catalysts

Ludwigshafen, Germany, September 21, 2017 – BASF invests in another production plant for specialty zeolites at its Ludwigshafen, Germany, headquarters site.

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Aug 24, 2017

BASF completes site expansion for mobile emissions catalysts production in Huntsville, Alabama

ISELIN, NEW JERSEY, August 24, 2017 – BASF announced the completion of an investment to expand production of its mobile emissions catalysts manufacturing site in Huntsville, Alabama.

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Jul 17, 2017

BASF completes divestiture of Bleaching Clay and Mineral Adsorbents businesses to EP Minerals

Iselin, New Jersey, July 17, 2017 – BASF has closed the previously announced transaction to sell its Bleaching Clay and Mineral Adsorbents businesses to EP Engineered Clays Corporation, an affiliate of EP Minerals, LLC, a worldwide leader in engineered products derived from industrial minerals.

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Jun 17, 2017

BASF and Norilsk Nickel enter exclusive negotiations to cooperate on raw material supply for battery materials production in Europe

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY, AND SHANGHAI, CHINA, MAY 16, 2017 – BASF has signed an agreement to sell its electrolytes manufacturing site in Suzhou, China, to Shenzhen Capchem Technology Co., Ltd. (Capchem), one of the leading suppliers in the global electronic-chemicals and functional materials industry. The transaction is expected to close in the next 60 to 90 days, subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions.

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Jun 02, 2017

BASF to sell electrolytes manufacturing site in Suzhou to Shenzhen Capchem

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY, AND SHANGHAI, CHINA, MAY 16, 2017 – BASF has signed an agreement to sell its electrolytes manufacturing site in Suzhou, China, to Shenzhen Capchem Technology Co., Ltd. (Capchem), one of the leading suppliers in the global electronic-chemicals and functional materials industry. The transaction is expected to close in the next 60 to 90 days, subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions.

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Jun 01, 2017

BASF doubles precious metals milling and sampling capacity at Seneca, South Carolina site

ISELIN, NJ, June 1, 2017 – BASF has completed the installation and start-up of new high-performance equipment at its Seneca, South Carolina operation, which will more than double the precious metals milling and sampling production capacity there.

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Apr 25, 2017

BASF and Argonne reach resolution with Umicore over NMC patents infringement claims

ISELIN, NJ, April 25, 2017 – BASF and Argonne National Laboratory reached a business resolution of their pending patent disputes with Umicore. Umicore is now licensed to make, use, sell, offer to sell, distribute and import nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) cathode material for lithium ion batteries in the United States under Argonne’s and BASF’s U.S. Patent Nos. 6,677,082; 6,680,143; 7,135,252; and 7,468,223.

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Apr 20, 2017

BASF invests in sustainable production for highperformance silica adsorbents in Germany

BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, today announced themechanical completion of a significant investment at its adsorbentsproduction site in Nienburg, Germany. Two new state-of-the-artdryers at the site support BASF’s long-term commitment to itscustomers and underline BASF’s corporate purpose: We createchemistry for a sustainable future. This investment increases annualoutput and reduces CO2 emissions from operations.

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Apr 06, 2017

BASF to sell its Bleaching Clay and Mineral Adsorbents businesses to EP Minerals

ISELIN, NJ, and RENO, NV, APRIL 6, 2017 – BASF announced today that it has signed an agreement to sell its Bleaching Clay and Mineral Adsorbents businesses to EP Minerals, a worldwide leader in industrial minerals. Financial details of the divestiture are not being disclosed. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017, subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions.

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Mar 22, 2017

BASF launches Borotec™: Next innovative FCC catalyst using unique Boron-Based Technology platform

BASF today announced the commercial launch of Borotec™, the newest evolution of its resid oil Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalysts portfolio. Borotec is the latest innovation using BASF’s unique Boron-Based Technology (BBT) platform to provide mild- and moderate-resid feed FCC units more flexibility in crude selection, which results in increased yields of high-value products.

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Mar 13, 2017

BASF launches Camet™ ST sulfur tolerant oxidation catalyst for natural gas power plants

ISELIN, NJ, March 13, 2017 – BASF today announced its latest innovation to control carbon monoxide emissions from natural gas power plants. Camet™ ST sulfur tolerant oxidation catalyst builds on the company’s standard Camet™ oxidation catalyst technology, while also improving the ability of the catalyst to perform in the presence of most forms of sulfur contamination.

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Mar 02, 2017

BASF Catalysts doubles production capacity for mobile emissions catalysts in India

Chennai, India – March 2, 2017 – BASF Catalysts India Private Limited (“BASF Catalysts”) today inaugurated its new mobile emissions catalysts manufacturing site. The site includes a new 47,000-square-meter production plant, which replaces an existing BASF plant in Chennai and is the culmination of a three-year expansion project, which has doubled the company’s catalyst manufacturing capacity in India.

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Dec 20, 2016

International Trade Commission issues final determination that Umicore infringes BASF and Argonne National Laboratory patents

The full International Trade Commission (ITC) has made a final determination that Umicore has infringed on BASF and Argonne National Laboratory’s patents. The order bans in particular the import of Umicore’s infringing nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) cathode materials, confirms that lithium-ion batteries containing these materials are infringing, and finds that Umicore is contributing to and inducing its customers’ infringement.

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Sep 26, 2016

BASF introduces Portable Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Catalyst Addition System for Refinery Catalysts in Europe

BASF has introduced a new patented Portable Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Catalyst Addition System for Refinery Catalysts. This new system allows refineries to conduct catalyst and Co-Catalyst trials, while minimizing the potential risks of changing to a new catalyst. The system is easy to use, requires only a small plot space, and does not require any special preparations to deliver reliable and precise additions.

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Aug 09, 2016

BASF and TODA KOGYO CORP. enter negotiations to collaborate in cathode active materials in North America

BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, and TODA KOGYO CORP., one of the industry leaders in the development and manufacture of chemicals and iron oxides, have announced that they will enter exclusive negotiations to collaborate in cathode active materials (CAM) and its respective precursors in North America.

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Jul 01, 2016

BASF completes divestiture of global Polyolefin Catalysts business to W. R. Grace & Co.

BASF has closed the previously announced transaction to divest its global Polyolefin Catalysts business to W. R. Grace & Co., a global leader in specialty chemicals and materials. The relevant merger control approvals have already been granted.

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Apr 22, 2016

BASF to divest global Polyolefin Catalysts business to W.R. Grace & Co.

BASF has signed anagreement to sell its global Polyolefin Catalysts business to W.R.Grace & Co. Currently, the Polyolefin Catalysts business is part ofBASF’s Catalysts division. BASF and Grace intend to complete thetransaction in the third quarter of 2016.

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Apr 12, 2016

BASF obtains battery material license from CAMX Power LLC

BASF and CAMX Power LLC today announced that BASF has been granted a license under the intellectual property of CAMX Power LLC (CAMX) relating to the CAMX suite of CAM-7TM cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries. CAM-7 is a patented cathode material that harnesses the unique properties of high-nickel compounds to deliver high energy density with high-power capability.

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Mar 16, 2016

BASF technology used in first Chinese light duty diesel commercial vehicle to meet Euro 6 standard

BASF is supplying advanced light duty diesel (LDD) catalysts to SAIC MAXUS Automotive Co., Ltd (SAIC MAXUS) for use in its 2018 model SAIC MAXUS V80 commercial vehicle aimed at the export market – the first LDD commercial vehicle developed in China that meets Euro 6 emissions standards.

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Mar 09, 2016

BASF introduces BoroCatTM FCC catalyst to help refiners maximize margins, optimize production yields

BASF today announced the commercial launch of BoroCatTM, the latest evolution of its resid oil Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalysts for the refining market. BoroCat is the first FCC catalyst based on BASF’s new Boron-Based Technology (BBT) platform designed to optimize refiners’ production yields.

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Mar 01, 2016

International Trade Commission Judge rules that Umicore infringes BASF and Argonne National Laboratory patents

In an initial patent dispute determination issued February 29, Judge Thomas B. Pender of the International Trade Commission (ITC) has confirmed that Umicore infringes on BASF and Argonne National Laboratory’s patents covering nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) cathode materials by importing their material into the United States. In addition, the judge found that the use by others of Umicore’s NMC cathode materials in electrochemical cells or batteries in the United States infringes the BASF and Argonne patents.

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Nov 19, 2015

BASF and Argonne settle ITC and Federal District Court litigation with Makita

BASF Corporation (BASF) and UChicago Argonne, LLC (Argonne) – which manages the Argonne National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy – today jointly announced the dismissal of patent infringement litigation against Makita Corporation and its affiliated companies at the International Trade Commission (ITC) and in the U.S. District Court of Delaware.

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Nov 13, 2015

BASF, Honda researchers receive R&D award for joint development of innovative motorcycle emissions catalyst

The Research and Development Council of New Jersey has awarded a team of BASF and Honda inventors with the prestigious 2015 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award for outstanding environmental contributions. The award, honoring the first base metal catalyst created to meet regional motorcycle emissions requirements, was presented at a ceremony held at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey, on November 12.

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Oct 14, 2015

BASF’s Catalysts division establishes new global headquarters facility in Iselin, New Jersey

BASF’s Catalysts division has announced the signing of a long-term occupancy lease for a new global headquarters facility at 33 Wood Avenue in Iselin, New Jersey (USA).

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Sep 21, 2015

BASF consolidating chemical catalysts recycling and refining operations to Seneca, South Carolina, production facility

BASF, a global leader in precious metals services, announced that it will consolidate its spent chemical catalysts refining and recycling operations to the company’s Seneca, South Carolina, operating facility by year-end 2015. As a result, BASF will shut down the incineration and refining of used chemical catalysts at its operating site in Rome, Italy, during the fourth quarter of this year.

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Aug 14, 2015

BASF with know-how for sustainable mobility at the IAA Cars 2015

At this year’s IAA Cars, Germany, BASF shows how automotive manufacturers can save weight and reduce emissions as well as improve safety, comfort and fuel efficiency with innovative plastics, catalysts and battery materials. From September 15 to 18, trade show visitors have the possibility to see for themselves in hall 4.1 the variety of functional materials and solutions for the mobility of the present and the future by means of showcase components for chassis, powertrain, interior and exterior.

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Aug 11, 2015

BASF constructing expanded mobile emissions catalysts manufacturing facility in Rayong, Thailand

BASF Chemcat (Thailand) Ltd. is investing to expand its regional production capacity and enhance its local manufacturing capabilities for mobile emissions catalysts in Rayong, Thailand.

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Jun 17, 2015

BASF breaks ground on new, world-scale chemical catalysts manufacturing plant in Caojing, Shanghai

BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, broke ground today on a new, world-scale chemical catalysts production facility at the company’s existing site in the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Caojing, Shanghai, China.

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May 03, 2015

BASF grants nickel metal-hydride battery materials license to Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.

BASF announced that it has granted Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI) a license to use BASF’s nickel metal-hydride (NiMH) patents and technology in the manufacture and sale of batteries for stationary power storage applications.

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Apr 30, 2015

BASF to sponsor and present at 106th American Oil Chemists Society Annual Meeting

BASF will sponsor and participate in the 106th American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) Meeting and Expo, May 3 - 6 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida.

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Apr 26, 2015

BASF grants nickel metal-hydride battery materials license to ARTS Energy

BASF and ARTS Energy announced that BASF has granted ARTS Energy, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of battery products, a license to use BASF’s nickel metal-hydride (NiMH) patents and technology in the manufacture and sale of batteries for energy storage applications.

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Mar 24, 2015

BASF celebrates 15th anniversary of Indaiatuba, Brazil, emissions catalysts production plant

BASF today marked the 15th anniversary of its mobile emissions catalysts manufacturing plant in Indaiatuba, Brazil – and the 150th anniversary of BASF worldwide in 2015 – with a celebration event attended by a number of regional customers, suppliers, partners and employees.

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Feb 24, 2015

BASF and TODA KOGYO CORP. close agreement for joint venture specializing in cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries

BASF and TODA KOGYO CORP. today formally established “BASF TODA Battery Materials LLC” with the closing of their joint venture agreement announced in October 2014. The new company will provide cathode active materials (CAM) for lithium-ion batteries in Japan.

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Feb 17, 2015

BASF doubles production capacity at its Cinderford, UK, precious metals recycling plant

BASF has completed the installation and start-up of new high-performance milling and decanning equipment at its Cinderford, Gloucestershire, UK, precious metal recycling operation, more than doubling the plant’s production capacity.

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Jan 13, 2015

BASF launches next-generation PremAir® NXT catalytic coating technology

BASF has announced the commercial launch of PremAir® NXT, a next-generation direct ozone reduction (DOR) catalytic coating technology that can help automakers meet new U.S. Tier 3 and California LEV III emissions reduction requirements.

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