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BASF launches Formaldpure catalyst for improving indoor air quality

  • New catalyst removes formaldehyde at room temperature with high conversion efficiency
  • Suitable for use in a wide range of portable and large scale air purification equipment
  • Innovation addresses the market need for a thorough and long-life mitigation technology to remove formaldehyde from indoor environments

ISELIN, NJ, September 25, 2017 – BASF introduced its latest innovation, Formaldpure™, to remove indoor formaldehyde pollution. The new catalyst has been shown in field trials to rapidly remove formaldehyde, while maintaining a high level of performance over a longer period of time than existing technologies on the market.

“The high formaldehyde removal efficiency of this new technology provides a healthy indoor living environment,“ said Ying Wu, General Manager of BASF’s Clean Air Business. “Formaldpure also has a long lifetime, which can reduce the cost associated with frequent filter changes.”

Formaldpure is available in a variety of sizes and shapes and is easily customized for various air purifier designs, HVAC (Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning) systems, and other types of ventilation systems or air handling units.

New regulations worldwide require more sophisticated emissions catalysts systems and are the main driver for the rising demand. In addition, BASF specialty zeolites can support applications in the chemical, petrochemical and refining sectors.

“BASF‘s breadth of catalyst experience enabled us to bring this innovation to market rapidly to improve indoor air quality,” Wu added. “Our R&D and application development teams are focused on helping make our customers more successful and ensuring a sustainable future.”

Formaldehyde is an important chemical widely used by industry to manufacture building materials and household products. This has also made it a common indoor air pollutant found in many homes and buildings. Formaldehyde is a colorless gas, and at elevated levels can be highly irritating to the eyes, nose, and lungs.

BASF has more than 50 years of experience in developing solutions for clean air, including the invention of the automotive catalytic converter which removes pollutants from engine exhaust. The company offers advanced emission control catalyst technologies for the abatement of many harmful pollutants.

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Suggested Caption: BASF’s Formaldpure™ catalyst improves indoor air quality. The new catalyst removes formaldehyde at room temperature with high conversion efficiency and is suitable for use in a wide range of portable and large scale air purification equipment.

Formaldpure is a trademark of BASF Corporation.

About BASF’s Catalysts Division

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. By leveraging our industry-leading R&D platforms, passion for innovation and deep knowledge of precious and base metals, BASF’s Catalysts division develops unique, proprietary solutions that drive customer success. Further information on BASF’s Catalysts division is available on the Internet at www.catalysts.basf.com

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 17,500 employees in North America, and had sales of $16.2 billion in 2016. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.us . At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 114,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of about €58 billion in 2016. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information atwww.basf.com.

Michele Smiley

Senior Manager, Global Communications

BASF Catalysts Division

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