BASF Catalysts offers exceptional expertise in the development of technologies that protect the air we breathe, produce the fuels that power our world and ensure efficient production of a wide variety of chemicals, plastics and other products including advanced battery materials. BASF’s Catalysts division is the world’s leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts. The group offers exceptional expertise in the development of technologies that protect the air we breathe, produce the fuels that power our world and ensure efficient production of a wide variety of chemicals, plastics and other products, including advanced battery materials. We believe mobility’s future lies in more than just products. So where others come to a full stop, we’re just getting started—by leveraging the full power of BASF to continually advance our comprehensive package of sustainable solutions that enable us to travel further, as well as above and beyond. A leading supplier of high performance cathode active materials (CAM) for electrified vehicles to battery producers and automotive OEMs around the world. Protecting the air we breathe from harmful emissions through innovation. BASF leverages unsurpassed expertise in the development of emission control technologies for a wide range of market applications. BASF is committed to advancing and promoting environmentally-sound technologies to achieve a sustainable future in aviation. Offering 50 years of experience developing intelligent solutions for air quality over a wide range of applications — enabling clean air for a healthier, more sustainable future. As the global leader in chemical catalysts, BASF develops cutting-edge catalyst chemistry with our customers’ needs in mind. 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. Paving the way toward a brighter, more secure future. Manufacturing products for sustainable solutions, reducing emissions from our processes, and using non-fossil fueled energy sources – all of these efforts help lead BASF on a continuing journey of sustainability. 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. With nearly 50 years of experience, we offer reliability and efficient solutions for the treatment of various gases. 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. Developing and producing pharmaceutical ingredients for more than 75 years, enabling us to provide the solutions you need to meet today's and tomorrow's challenges for your pharmaceutical business. 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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EXACTUS® Optical Pyrometer

A leader in precious-metal thermocouples for many years, BASF more recently applied its technological expertise to optical-based temperature measurement. Designed primarily for OEM wafer-temperature measurement applications, the EXACTUS® optical pyrometers provide significant performance advantages in non-contact temperature measurement. Numerous pending patents cover these breakthroughs which result in industry-leading performance for accuracy, repeatability, and stability. Our performance advantage allows us to successfully measure processes in many applications which had been impossible.

EXACTUS® instruments offer a complete temperature measurement system in each sensor head. State-of-the-art technology allows for custom-tailored integration to specific customer applications. EXACTUS® offers:

  • Low-temperature measurements (25°C and higher) using short wavelengths
  • Measurement of single crystal silicon down to 200°C using 900nm IR radiation
  • High precision with resolution up to 0.001°C and accuracy of 1.5°C
  • Speeds up to 1,000 readings per second
  • Broad dynamic range at any given wavelength

In addition, the entire product line features a user-friendly design. Features that facilitate use include:

  • Readily configurable sensor housing
  • Flexible design
  • Customizable hardware, software, optics and probes
  • RS232, RS485/422, and Analog output from sensors
  • Sophisticated Windows-based graphical interface

Semiconductor Process Control Advantage

EXACTUS® technology delivers numerous advantages in controlling wafer-to-wafer uniformity in both temperature and film thickness. The highly sensitive electronics and advanced optics mean shorter wavelength detectors can be used to measure radiant energy. This decreases errors from both wafer transmission and emissivity. In addition, the instruments' high speed and high resolution provide better control and noise suppression, which results in better monitoring of wafer temperature and improved process results.

While designed for exacting semiconductor applications, EXACTUS® optical pyrometers may be suitable for a wide range of applications in other industries. Ultra-sensitive electronics, precision optics and the ability to measure low-temperatures using short wavelength allow for tighter process control, fewer emissivity errors and improved overall performance. Applications that may be ideally suited for EXACTUS® pyrometers include:

  • Container glass
  • Glass fiber pulling
  • Plastics welding
  • Industrial heating
  • Laser and ultrasound medical technologies