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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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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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