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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Licensing Agreements

BASF is the only licensee of ANL’s prominent NCM cathode active materials patents with the ability to grant sub-licenses. We are pursuing a sub-licensing strategy to other industry players so that NCM customers can be able to continue their business with the full respect to intellectual property and technology innovation, and end-users can benefit from this innovation. Customers may continue to use existing product platforms unimpeded through the supply from licensed suppliers.

If you are interested in licensing our proprietary technology, please contact:

ANL NCM (material) Licensees:

  • Toda Kogyo
  • BASF

ANL NCM (user) Licensees:

  • General Motors
  • LG Chem

ANL NCM (material) Sub-Licensees:

  • Umicore
  • Pulead
  • Hunan Reshine
  • L&F
  • Ningbo Ronbay
  • Brunp Recycling
  • Ecopro
  • LG Chem
  • XTC New Energy Materials (Xiamen) Ltd.
  • POSCO ES Materials
  • Beijing Easpring Material Technology
  • Guizhou Zhenhua E-Chem

Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery

As the inventor of the Nickel Metal-Hydride (NiMH) battery, we created a leading patent portfolio and continue to develop state-of-the-art technology. BASF, through its Ovonic battery materials affiliate, has established licensing agreements and other strategic alliances with major companies around the world. The following is a partial list of the companies licensed under our enabling proprietary NiMH battery technology and lithium-ion cathode materials and manufacturing process agreements.

Licensees:

  • ARTS Energy
  • Canon
  • Cobasys
  • Daido Steel
  • Energizer
  • FDK Corporation
  • Furukawa
  • G4 Synergetics
  • Gold Peak Batteries
  • GS-Yuasa
  • Guangzhou Great Power Energy & Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Harding Energy
  • Henan Huan Yu Group Co. Ltd.
  • Hitachi Maxell
  • Hyundai
  • J&Y Technologies
  • KAN BATTERY
  • Kawasaki Heavy Industries
  • Lexel
  • McNair
  • Nan Ya Plastic
  • Panasonic – PEVE
  • Rare Earth Ovonic
  • Saft
  • Samsung
  • Sanoh
  • Sanyo Electric Co.
  • Shenzhen EPT Battery Co., Ltd.
  • Shenzhen GREPOW Battery Co., Ltd.
  • Shenzhen High Power Tech Co.
  • Sovlux Battery
  • TMK
  • Toshiba Battery
  • TWD Battery
  • Union Suppo Battery Company
  • USABC
  • Varta Microbattery
  • Walsin
  • Yi Yang Corun Battery Co. Ltd

BASF licensees, through its Ovonic battery materials affiliate, receive a certificate of good standing which distinguishes them as an authorized manufacturer of NiMH.

Precursors for cathode materials

The patents available for license include Ni containing mixed metal hydroxide, which can also be the cathode active material for NiMH batteries.

Licensees:

  • Freeport Cobalt