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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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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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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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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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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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