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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. 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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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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Aug 09, 2016

BASF and TODA KOGYO CORP. enter negotiations to collaborate in cathode active materials in North America

BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, and TODA KOGYO CORP., one of the industry leaders in the development and manufacture of chemicals and iron oxides, have announced that they will enter exclusive negotiations to collaborate in cathode active materials (CAM) and its respective precursors in North America.

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Jul 01, 2016

BASF completes divestiture of global Polyolefin Catalysts business to W. R. Grace & Co.

BASF has closed the previously announced transaction to divest its global Polyolefin Catalysts business to W. R. Grace & Co., a global leader in specialty chemicals and materials. The relevant merger control approvals have already been granted.

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Apr 22, 2016

BASF to divest global Polyolefin Catalysts business to W.R. Grace & Co.

BASF has signed anagreement to sell its global Polyolefin Catalysts business to W.R.Grace & Co. Currently, the Polyolefin Catalysts business is part ofBASF’s Catalysts division. BASF and Grace intend to complete thetransaction in the third quarter of 2016.

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Apr 12, 2016

BASF obtains battery material license from CAMX Power LLC

BASF and CAMX Power LLC today announced that BASF has been granted a license under the intellectual property of CAMX Power LLC (CAMX) relating to the CAMX suite of CAM-7TM cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries. CAM-7 is a patented cathode material that harnesses the unique properties of high-nickel compounds to deliver high energy density with high-power capability.

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Mar 16, 2016

BASF technology used in first Chinese light duty diesel commercial vehicle to meet Euro 6 standard

BASF is supplying advanced light duty diesel (LDD) catalysts to SAIC MAXUS Automotive Co., Ltd (SAIC MAXUS) for use in its 2018 model SAIC MAXUS V80 commercial vehicle aimed at the export market – the first LDD commercial vehicle developed in China that meets Euro 6 emissions standards.

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Mar 09, 2016

BASF introduces BoroCatTM FCC catalyst to help refiners maximize margins, optimize production yields

BASF today announced the commercial launch of BoroCatTM, the latest evolution of its resid oil Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalysts for the refining market. BoroCat is the first FCC catalyst based on BASF’s new Boron-Based Technology (BBT) platform designed to optimize refiners’ production yields.

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Mar 01, 2016

International Trade Commission Judge rules that Umicore infringes BASF and Argonne National Laboratory patents

In an initial patent dispute determination issued February 29, Judge Thomas B. Pender of the International Trade Commission (ITC) has confirmed that Umicore infringes on BASF and Argonne National Laboratory’s patents covering nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) cathode materials by importing their material into the United States. In addition, the judge found that the use by others of Umicore’s NMC cathode materials in electrochemical cells or batteries in the United States infringes the BASF and Argonne patents.

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Nov 19, 2015

BASF and Argonne settle ITC and Federal District Court litigation with Makita

BASF Corporation (BASF) and UChicago Argonne, LLC (Argonne) – which manages the Argonne National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy – today jointly announced the dismissal of patent infringement litigation against Makita Corporation and its affiliated companies at the International Trade Commission (ITC) and in the U.S. District Court of Delaware.

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Nov 13, 2015

BASF, Honda researchers receive R&D award for joint development of innovative motorcycle emissions catalyst

The Research and Development Council of New Jersey has awarded a team of BASF and Honda inventors with the prestigious 2015 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award for outstanding environmental contributions. The award, honoring the first base metal catalyst created to meet regional motorcycle emissions requirements, was presented at a ceremony held at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey, on November 12.

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Oct 14, 2015

BASF’s Catalysts division establishes new global headquarters facility in Iselin, New Jersey

BASF’s Catalysts division has announced the signing of a long-term occupancy lease for a new global headquarters facility at 33 Wood Avenue in Iselin, New Jersey (USA).

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