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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.