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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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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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Apr 30, 2015

BASF to sponsor and present at 106th American Oil Chemists Society Annual Meeting

BASF will sponsor and participate in the 106th American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) Meeting and Expo, May 3 - 6 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida.

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Apr 26, 2015

BASF grants nickel metal-hydride battery materials license to ARTS Energy

BASF and ARTS Energy announced that BASF has granted ARTS Energy, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of battery products, a license to use BASF’s nickel metal-hydride (NiMH) patents and technology in the manufacture and sale of batteries for energy storage applications.

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Mar 24, 2015

BASF celebrates 15th anniversary of Indaiatuba, Brazil, emissions catalysts production plant

BASF today marked the 15th anniversary of its mobile emissions catalysts manufacturing plant in Indaiatuba, Brazil – and the 150th anniversary of BASF worldwide in 2015 – with a celebration event attended by a number of regional customers, suppliers, partners and employees.

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Feb 24, 2015

BASF and TODA KOGYO CORP. close agreement for joint venture specializing in cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries

BASF and TODA KOGYO CORP. today formally established “BASF TODA Battery Materials LLC” with the closing of their joint venture agreement announced in October 2014. The new company will provide cathode active materials (CAM) for lithium-ion batteries in Japan.

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Feb 17, 2015

BASF doubles production capacity at its Cinderford, UK, precious metals recycling plant

BASF has completed the installation and start-up of new high-performance milling and decanning equipment at its Cinderford, Gloucestershire, UK, precious metal recycling operation, more than doubling the plant’s production capacity.

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