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. BASF offers a broad variety of competencies, technologies and products to the fuel cell industry. With our long term experience in the fuel processing area we deliver adsorbents and catalysts needed to generate hydrogen for fuel cell applications with high efficiency. 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 profile and spike thermocouples, industrial thermocouples, fiberglass thermocouples, furnace thermocouples, and high-temperature thermocouple wire and cable. We also produce epitaxial thermocouples. Glass Industry Thermocouples have been a specialty of BASF for over 100 years. 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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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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Sep 11, 2019

Eramet, BASF and SUEZ partner to develop an innovative closed-loop process for the recycling of lithium-ion batteries, responding to the strong growth of the market in the coming years

Ludwigshafen, Germany; Paris, France – The “Recycling Li-ion batteries for electric Vehicle” (ReLieVe) project, founded by Eramet, BASF and SUEZ, will receive a substantial funding of €4.7 million by EIT Raw Materials, a consortium initiated and funded by the European Union, and the three members. The objective is to develop an innovative closed-loop process to recycle lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles and to enable the production of new lithium-ion batteries in Europe.

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Sep 09, 2019

Novel process developed to recover high value products from natural gas

Ludwigshafen, Germany and Pullach, Germany, September 9, 2019 – Linde developed a novel process to recover high value products from natural gas successfully combining leading technologies of BASF and Linde.

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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 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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