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With more than 100 years of experience in recycling materials, BASF’s end-to-end recycling program is known and trusted around the globe. Find the latest news and media information for BASF’s Catalysts division, headquartered in Iselin, New Jersey, USA, the world’s leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts.

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About Mobile Emissions Catalysts

Arguably the most important pollution abatement device ever invented, the catalytic converter is a key component of most new car engines in the world today. Without them, air quality in and around most cities would be far worse than it is today.

BASF pioneered the development of the first catalytic converters on 1975-model cars, and one year later introduced a second major innovation: the modern, “three-way” catalyst, which is now capable of destroying over 90% of hydrocarbons (HC), carbon monoxide (CO) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) produced by car engines.

Since its inception, BASF’s three-way catalyst technology has destroyed over 1 billion tons of HC and NOx and CO before they ever reached the atmosphere.

BASF continues to lead the way in the development and commercialization of advanced emissions catalysts for both gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles.

BASF works closely with our automotive customers to adapt leading-edge technologies to meet their needs for high performance and cost, and helps them to comply with tighter environmental regulations around the world.

The focus of the BASF Emissions Professional is always on innovative, cost-effective solutions to meet the needs of customers. With a creative, open, responsible and entrepreneurial approach we help make our customer more successful.

Our innovative mobile emissions catalysts solutions include:

Light duty vehicles
  • Three Way Conversion Catalysts (TWC)
  • Four-Way Conversion Catalysts (FWC)
  • Diesel Oxidation Catalysts (DOC)
  • Catalyzed Soot Filters (CSF)
  • Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)
  • Lean GDI Catalysts (LGC)
  • PremAir® NXT direct ozone reductions catalysts
  • EvapTrap air intake system hydrocarbon trap
Heavy duty diesel on-road and non-road
  • Diesel Oxidation Catalysts (DOC)
  • Catalyzed Soot Filters (CSF)
  • Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)
  • Selective Catalytic Reduction on Filter (SCR.2F)
  • Lean NOx Trap (LNT)
  • Ammonia oxidation catalysts (AMOX)
Natural gas vehicles
  • Natural gas catalysts (NGC)
Motorcycles & utility engines
  • Motorcycle catalysts (MCY)
  • Small engine catalysts (SEC)

In addition, BASF offers full-loop precious metals management services to help customers protect their investment in these costly raw materials.

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