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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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FCC Technologies

BASF develops innovative technologies as the basis for our FCC Refining Catalysts portfolio.

Customer-focused research and development results in BASF’s creation of new technologies and drives our approach to continuous innovation, leading to new possibilities for the refining industry. Our FCC catalyst technologies offer avenues for operations and profit improvement.

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DMS Technology

Distributed Matrix Structures (DMS) technology provides a unique pore structure to deliver benefits for all FCC unit designs. DMS technology enables enhanced diffusion of hydrocarbon feed for pre-cracking on highly dispersed zeolite crystals.

Prox-SMZ Technology

Proximal Stable Matrix and Zeolite (Prox-SMZ) technology enhances distillate yields and reduces bottoms. In a single process step, BASF combines a new advanced FCC catalyst matrix with our proven zeolite technology.


BASF developed Boron-based Technology (BBT) using boron chemistry to increase desired product in units with moderate to high metals contamination. It achieves superior nickel passivation using a specially-designed pore architecture.

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IZY Technology

Improved Zeolite Y (IZY) technology optimizes the catalyst’s mesoporosity leading to reduced diffusion path length and higher liquid yields. Units can take advantage of this new intercrystallite spacing for olefins selectivity.

MFT Technology

Multiple Framework Topologies (MFT) technology decouples catalyst acid site density from activity allowing units to increase olefin selectivity using a high zeolite catalyst without reducing the unit’s activity.