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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. 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 high temperature thermocouples, platinum thermocouples, noble metal thermocouples, thermocouples for the glass industry, profile and spike thermocouples for diffusion furnaces, high temperature industrial thermocouples, furnace thermocouples, and high temperature thermocouple wire and cable. A specialty of BASF for many years is the glass thermocouple. 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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Feb 12, 2020

BASF further invests in Europe to strengthen global leadership position for battery materials for electric vehicles

BASF is announcing a new battery materials production site in Schwarzheide, Germany, as part of its multi-step investment plan to support the European electric vehicle (EV) value chain. This state-of-the art plant will produce cathode active materials (CAM) with an initial capacity enabling the supply of around 400,000 full electric vehicles per year with BASF battery materials. Innovative cathode materials by BASF increase the performance of batteries, promoting the success of climate-friendly mobility.

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Dec 17, 2019

BASF and Linde win ICIS Award for Best Process Innovation

December 16, 2019 - Linde’s DRYREF™ syngas process in combination with BASF’s SYNSPIRE™ catalyst enable steam reforming of methane in dryer conditions and the use of CO2 as feedstock, allowing for energy savings and improved CO2 footprint. For this new technology, BASF and Linde Engineering have now received the ICIS Award 2019 for Best Process Innovation. ICIS (Independent Commodity Information Service) is the world’s largest petrochemical market information provider and each year an expert jury selects the winners of the prestigious Innovation Awards.

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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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Oct 22, 2018

BASF and Nornickel join forces to supply the battery materials market

Ludwigshafen, Germany, and Moscow, Russia, October 22, 2018 – BASF has selected Harjavalta, Finland, as the first location for battery materials production serving the European automotive market. The plant will be constructed adjacent to the nickel and cobalt refinery owned by Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel).

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Oct 18, 2018

BASF launches Durasorb™, a new innovative adsorbent solution family

October 18, 2018 - BASF has announced the commercial launch of Durasorb™, a new family of adsorption solutions designed for Natural Gas processing. Durasorb provides gas processing plant operators, especially liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants, with more reliable and more robust dehydration service.

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Sep 05, 2018

BASF launches adsorbent Sorbead® Air to meet needs of compressed air market

​ISELIN, NJ, September 5, 2018 – BASF launched Sorbead® Air, its most economical and efficient adsorbent for air drying, specifically tailored for the compressed air market. The product offers customers an opportunity for significant cost and energy savings over a dryer’s lifetime thanks to its higher capacity and lower desorption temperatures.

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Aug 21, 2018

BASF’s Luminate™ FCC catalyst helps refiners increase liquid product yields

BASF introduced Luminate™, a new generation of Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalysts for gasoil refiners. The Luminate catalyst is tailored to deliver superior conversion while improving coke selectivity, which can help refineries maximize profitability. This is BASF’s first catalyst based on a new Improved Zeolite Y (IZY) technology.

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Jul 24, 2018

BASF introduces Fourte™ FCC catalyst for refiners targeting an increase to their gasoline pool octane

BASF announced today the commercial launch of Fourte™, which represents a new generation of Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalysts for gasoil feedstock. Fourte is based on BASF’s new multiple framework topology (MFT) technology offering, and has been optimized to deliver superior selectivity to butylenes while maintaining catalyst activity, which helps refineries maximize their profits.

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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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