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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. 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 high temperature thermocouples, platinum thermocouples, noble metal thermocouples, thermocouples for the glass industry, profile and spike thermocouples for diffusion furnaces, high temperature industrial thermocouples, furnace thermocouples, and high temperature thermocouple wire and cable. A specialty of BASF for many years is the glass thermocouple. 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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Global Footprint

BASF is a strong player in the global battery materials market and operates production plants and pilot plants in all major regions. BASF supplies advanced cathode active materials to leading automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and forecasts further growth for its battery materials business.

BASF has a majority controlled joint venture with TODA in both Japan and North America starting in 2015. BASF TODA Battery Materials LLC (BTBM), has successfully expanded capacity at its site in Onoda, Japan in 2017. With this expansion, it now has the world-leading calcination capacity for highenergy-density cathode active materials.

In North America, BASF and TODA KOGYO have established BASF Toda America LLC (BTA) in March 2018. BTA produces and markets high energy NCM and NCA cathode materials from Elyria, Ohio, and Battle Creek, Michigan. BASF now offers a strategic supply position and produces innovative cathode materials in North America to meet the needs of key global customers.

In June 2017, BASF announced its intention to add production capabilities in Europe and the start of exclusive negotiations with Norilsk Nickel on raw materials supply cooperation for battery materials production in Europe.

In October 2018, BASF announced the location Harjavalta, Finland, for a new battery materials production plant for the European automotive market. This plant is the first part of a multi-step investment plan and follows initial battery materials production started in Harjavalta in 2018.

In February 2020, BASF announced to further invest in Europe and selected Schwarzheide, Germany as the location for its cathode active material plant. The investment is a part of its multi-step investment plan to support the European electric vehicle (EV) value chain and further strengthen global leadership position for battery materials for electric vehicles.

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Battery materials is one of the fastest-growing businesses within BASF. We develop and strengthen our business and organization from the dynamics of the thriving electromobility market. Have a look at the videos below to view our progress around the world. For more updates in real-time, visit our LinkedIn.

Knowledge transfer from Japan for European investments for battery materials.

Casting of the foundation and start of upwards construction for BASF’s battery materials plant in Harjavalta, Finland.

Steel construction progress of BASF’s battery materials plant in Harjavalta, Finland.