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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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TWC Three-way Catalysts

BASF's TWC (Three-Way Conversion) catalyst technology feature a patented construction of Precious Metals (e.g. Platinum, Palladium, Rhodium) that enables it to significantly outperform conventional three-way conversion catalysts in the oxidation of hydrocarbons (HC) and carbon monoxide (CO).

This state-of-the-art platform technology uses BASF's patented, segregated washcoat technology, which precisely places the precious metals within the washcoat, resulting in several important benefits:

  • Optimal use of precious metals
  • Lower cost and higher effectiveness
  • Higher conversions of CO, HC and nitrogen oxides (NOx) over a wide range of conditions

BASF's TWC catalysts:

  • Have a lower light-off temperature
  • Offer high temperature stability enabling the catalyst to be moved closer to the manifold
  • Minimize hydrogen sulfide (H2S) emissions without using nickel
  • Have outstanding resistance to lead
  • Have a stable oxygen storage function to help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) meet On-Board Diagnostics II (OBDII) requirements

FWC™ Four-Way Catalysts

The innovative single component FWC™ (Four-Way Conversion) catalyst can remove Particulate Matter (PM), as well as CO (Carbon Monoxide), HC (Hydrocarbons) and NOx (Nitrogen Oxides) from gasoline-engine exhaust. Upcoming Euro 6 and US Tier 3 regulations will enforce, besides the well-known limits for HC, CO and NOx, tighter control of PM emissions from gasoline-engine powered vehicles. BASF has developed innovative FWC™ catalyst technologies that can be applied in a system, together with a standard TWC, as a CC (Close Couple) or UF (Under-Floor) or even as a FWC-only device for a fully integrated system. The innovative FWC™ catalyst combines the functionality of a TWC catalyst with a filter to remove all four pollutants with just one component. The benefits include:

  • Smart solutions to lower backpressure impact
  • Potential to save space
  • Ensure particulate emission below tight regulation limits

LGC Lean GDI Catalysts

The patented BASF Lean GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) Catalyst technology provides the additional NOx (nitrogen oxides) removal required from the exhaust of GDI engines. These engines use lean combustion (excess of air) to deliver improved fuel economy. However NOx exhaust emissions can increase and are a challenge to remove under these lean operating conditions. The Lean GDI catalyst is designed to operate under lean conditions and can be placed after the TWC catalyst to provide additional NOx conversion.

Benefits include:

  • Exceptionally high thermal stability
  • High NOx removal activity at high temperature
  • High NOx storage capacity
  • High NOx reduction efficiency