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BASF Catalysts | Schwarzheide Groundbreaking

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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BASF Catalysts | Fourtune Press Release

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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Hydrogenation catalyst2

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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News & Media Relations

Mar 02, 2017

BASF Catalysts doubles production capacity for mobile emissions catalysts in India

Chennai, India – March 2, 2017 – BASF Catalysts India Private Limited (“BASF Catalysts”) today inaugurated its new mobile emissions catalysts manufacturing site. The site includes a new 47,000-square-meter production plant, which replaces an existing BASF plant in Chennai and is the culmination of a three-year expansion project, which has doubled the company’s catalyst manufacturing capacity in India.

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Dec 20, 2016

International Trade Commission issues final determination that Umicore infringes BASF and Argonne National Laboratory patents

The full International Trade Commission (ITC) has made a final determination that Umicore has infringed on BASF and Argonne National Laboratory’s patents. The order bans in particular the import of Umicore’s infringing nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) cathode materials, confirms that lithium-ion batteries containing these materials are infringing, and finds that Umicore is contributing to and inducing its customers’ infringement.

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Sep 26, 2016

BASF introduces Portable Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Catalyst Addition System for Refinery Catalysts in Europe

BASF has introduced a new patented Portable Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Catalyst Addition System for Refinery Catalysts. This new system allows refineries to conduct catalyst and Co-Catalyst trials, while minimizing the potential risks of changing to a new catalyst. The system is easy to use, requires only a small plot space, and does not require any special preparations to deliver reliable and precise additions.

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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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