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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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.