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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Diesel Oxidation Catalysts (DOC)

BASF's Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) technology controls emissions of hydrocarbons (HC), carbon monoxide (CO) and particulate matter (PM) from diesel vehicles.

It was the first catalytic emissions control system to meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification requirements for the U.S. Urban Bus Retrofit Program, and offers many benefits:

  • Can reduce HC and CO emissions by 50% or more
  • Integrated, easy-to-install bolt-on technology
  • Easy maintenance; needs no additional parts or sensors
  • Fuel sulfur tolerance
  • U.S. EPA approved for two- and four-stroke diesel engines

BASF DOCs have millions of miles of proven performance in light duty passenger car, urban bus, medium duty truck and heavy duty truck applications.

BASF DOC technology platforms and precise patented manufacturing process enable BASF to provide DOC technologies that light off at very low temperatures using a minimum amount of precious metal.

The catalysts are also currently in use on tens of thousands of retrofitted vehicles around the world.

For example, in Hong Kong thousands of delivery vans, sanitation trucks, pieces of construction equipment and other diesel vehicles have been retrofitted with BASF DOC technology under a program administered by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.