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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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Precious Metals Products & Services

For 150 years, BASF has been a worldwide leader in the field of precious metals management and a full service provider of Precious Metals products and services.

Leveraging an unparalleled market insight as well as decades of precious metals sourcing, trading and hedging expertise, we create a tangible competitive advantage for our customers. Additionally, our programs are tailored to meet our customers’ specific precious metals requirements and expectations, now and in the future.

We offer industrial customers a comprehensive metals management services. From raw metals supply and scrap reclamation to financial risk management, BASF professionals provide confidential, value enhancing solutions to our industrial clients.

BASF’s full-range of tailored Precious Metals Products and Services include:

  • Precious metal trading - Trading and hedging of precious metal products such as platinum, palladium, rhodium and other platinum group metals (PGM) as well as gold and silver. Where knowledge is power, our customers can leverage our integrated commercial trading platform enabling them to utilize powerful analytics providing insights on supply and demand fundamentals.
  • Precious metal product procurement and sales - Precious metal supply chain and risk management for platinum, palladium and rhodium.
  • Precious metal product recycling - Recycling and recovery service for precious metal products; closed loop and open loop models.
  • Precious metal chemicals - Providing compounds and solutions for industrial applications.

Further, BASF Precious Metals Services are globally and vertically integrated. They are available around the world, and around the clock, to provide strategic solutions for your precious metals requirements.

From core capabilities and insights in Precious Metals based upon our integrated commercial trading platform to novel Platinum Group Metals (PGM) recycling strategies, we have just what you need to realize and leverage significant metals value. And that’s just scratching the surface of what’s possible.

Contact us for your precious metal needs at the offices below:

Precious Metals Commercial Trading

BASF Metals Japan Limited
24th Floor
World Trade Center Building 2-4-1
Hamamatsu-cho, Minato-ku
Tokyo 105-6124, Japan
Tel: +81-3-3578-6661
Fax: +81-3-5425-7481

BASF Industrial Metals OOO
Kadashevskaya nab. 14/3
Moscow 119017, Russia
Tel: +7-495-225-6490
Fax: +7-495-225-6496

BASF Metals Limited
21st Floor, Heron Tower
110 Bishopsgate London EC2N 4AY,
Tel: +44-207-398-2500
Fax: +44-207-929-399

BASF Corporation
25 Middlesex/Essex Turnpike
Iselin, NJ 08830-0770, USA
Tel: +1-732-205-5999
Fax: +1-732-205-6802

BASF Metals (Shanghai) Limited
239 Luqiao Road
Jinqiao Export
Processing Zone Shanghai 201206,
P.R. China
Tel: +86-21-6109-1885

Precious Metal Chemicals & Refining

BASF Chemicals Company Limited
8 Chu Hua Road 201507 Shanghai,
P.R. China
Tel: +86-21-3750-1228

BASF Corporation
554 Engelhard Drive
Seneca, SC 29678-1700, USA
Toll free: 1-800-336-8559
Tel: +1-864-882-9841

BASF Italia S.P.A
Divisione Catalizzatori
Via di Salone, 245
00131, Rome, Italy
Tel: +39-06-41992-2289

BASF Corporation

230 Old Converse Road
Spartanburg, SC 29307
Tel: +1-864-285-9900

BASF Metals Recycling Limited
Forest Vale Road
Cinderford Gloucestershire GL 14 2PH, England
Tel: +44-1594-827-744