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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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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Sep 21, 2015

BASF consolidating chemical catalysts recycling and refining operations to Seneca, South Carolina, production facility

BASF, a global leader in precious metals services, announced that it will consolidate its spent chemical catalysts refining and recycling operations to the company’s Seneca, South Carolina, operating facility by year-end 2015. As a result, BASF will shut down the incineration and refining of used chemical catalysts at its operating site in Rome, Italy, during the fourth quarter of this year.

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Aug 14, 2015

BASF with know-how for sustainable mobility at the IAA Cars 2015

At this year’s IAA Cars, Germany, BASF shows how automotive manufacturers can save weight and reduce emissions as well as improve safety, comfort and fuel efficiency with innovative plastics, catalysts and battery materials. From September 15 to 18, trade show visitors have the possibility to see for themselves in hall 4.1 the variety of functional materials and solutions for the mobility of the present and the future by means of showcase components for chassis, powertrain, interior and exterior.

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Aug 11, 2015

BASF constructing expanded mobile emissions catalysts manufacturing facility in Rayong, Thailand

BASF Chemcat (Thailand) Ltd. is investing to expand its regional production capacity and enhance its local manufacturing capabilities for mobile emissions catalysts in Rayong, Thailand.

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Jun 17, 2015

BASF breaks ground on new, world-scale chemical catalysts manufacturing plant in Caojing, Shanghai

BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, broke ground today on a new, world-scale chemical catalysts production facility at the company’s existing site in the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Caojing, Shanghai, China.

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May 03, 2015

BASF grants nickel metal-hydride battery materials license to Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.

BASF announced that it has granted Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI) a license to use BASF’s nickel metal-hydride (NiMH) patents and technology in the manufacture and sale of batteries for stationary power storage applications.

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