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.

Choose your language

This section is available in the following languages: English

Sustainable Development

For BASF, sustainable development means the combination of long-term oriented economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. We invest heavily to develop innovative emissions catalysts to enable clean air for a sustainable future.

  • Twice as many emissions catalysts patent applications over the last 6 years as our nearest competitor.
  • We support the automotive industry for development of fuel efficient engines.
  • Our products reduce CO, HC, NOx and particulate matter to meet the toughest emissions regulations.
  • It takes 100 cars with catalytic converters today to equal the emissions from just 1 pre-1974 car.

At BASF, we use resources efficiently to produce our products.

  • Reduced greenhouse gases.
  • Cut use of drinking water for production.
  • Boosted energy efficiency in production processes.
  • Improved occupational safety.
  • Holistic life cycle thinking, moving toward landfill-free operations.

We provide training, employment and development for over 3000 people at our locations around the world.

  • Manufacturing sites in US, Brazil, Germany, Poland, South Africa, China, India, Thailand, plus Japan and Korea through joint ventures.
  • R&D Sites in the US, Germany, China, plus Japan and Korea through joint ventures.

Our business has received a number of awards for sustainability, including:

BASF was named Supplier of the Year for extraordinary performance in the areas of Sustainability and Diversity Supplier Development by Chrysler Group LLC. The Sustainability award recognizes BASF’s long-term commitment to environmental, social and economic sustainability and for being a leader throughout the industry.

World Excellence Award for Excellence in the Face of Adversity, Ford Motor Co. Ford honored our team effort to continue providing it with auto emissions catalysts after tornadoes led to a multi-day power outage at our Huntsville, Alabama, site.

United Nations “Award of the Decade” for environmental innovation and achievement.

BASF has been recognized as a global leader for sustainability, and is part of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations, Dow Jones Sustainability Index, and the Carbon Performance Leadership Index. Click here for more information.