Did you know there can be 5x more air pollution inside your house than outside of it? Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors can help reduce risk of indoor health concerns. BASF offers the widest portfolio of adsorbent technologies for a broad spectrum of applications in industries such as refining, petrochemical, chemical, and gas processing. The BASF portfolio includes proprietary alumina, silica, alumino-silica gels and a broad line of base metal oxide guard bed materials, including the PuriStar family. At BASF, our Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalyst and additive offerings together with our expert technical services build the right solution to create value within any unit’s constraints. The increasing demand for energy and resources is what drives us to develop more sustainable solutions, while addressing the need for energy efficiency and conservation. We partner with those who share our commitment to a healthier, more natural and more affordable future for energy and resources. We are constantly improving the quality and reliability of our products, and strive for even greater efficiency and productivity. BASF Natural Gas experts have a diverse portfolio of products to custom design a solution and help you meet your Natural Gas treatment needs. BASF has been serving the natural gas treatment market for over 60 years. With more than 150 years of experience in metal sourcing, trading, and hedging, we’ve built tangible results for our industrial customers. With more than 100 years of experience in recycling materials, BASF’s end-to-end recycling program is known and trusted around the globe. As a leader in precious-metal thermocouples for many years, BASF recently applied its technological expertise to optical-based temperature measurement. BASF Sorbead® Air adsorbents are alumino silicate gels in the form of hard, spherical beads. They are essential in removing water from compressed air so that the efficiency of chemical processes is not compromised. Sorbead® Air is the most energy saving and environmentally friendly adsorbent available for the air compression industry. Innovative, step-change technology with dual-purpose performance: removal of heavy hydrocarbons and water to cryogenic specifications in a single unit. 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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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.
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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.
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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.