Oleochemical Catalysts

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.

The catalysts are used but not limited to the following applications:

  • Nickel catalysts for processing of oils and oleochemicals
  • Copper catalysts for processing of oleochemicals
  • Precious-metal catalysts for miscellaneous applications
Hydrogenation Catalysts for Oil Processing

Hydrogenation Catalysts for Oil Processing

Hydrogenation improves the oxidative stability and melting properties of vegetable oils. BASF offers a variety of hydrogenation catalyst products to meet all hydrogenation needs.

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Copper Catalysts for Oleochemical Processing

Copper Catalysts for Oleochemical Processing

The BASF product line offers a variety of copper catalysts including copper supported on silica and alumina as well as copper chromite types.

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Precious Metal Catalysts for Miscellaneous Applications

Precious Metal Catalysts for Miscellaneous Applications

BASF offers a comprehensive line of precious metal catalysts in both powdered form for slurry process applications and extrudate or granular form for fixed bed processes.

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