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We make adsorbents differently

At BASF, we make adsorbents differently. The difference comes from not only making our adsorbents differently, it comes from thinking differently.

BASF has led the way in helping businesses and institutions across industries meet and exceed stringent moisture control standards with a variety of superior and unique alumina, desiccant and adsorbent technologies that underscore BASF’s reputation for delivering ingenious answers to tough business challenges. We make adsorbents differently and it is this distinction that sets us apart and has customers seeking us out in the marketplace for their moisture control and purification requirements.

Adsorbents Basfdifference

Not your traditional silica gel … Sorbead Adsorbents Traditional silica gel products are produced by acidifying sodium silicate, or “water glass” and then water washing the precipitate, followed by dehydration. The bead produced by BASF is produced by a proprietary oil-drop sol-gel process. The sol is created when colloidal Al/Si particles are dropped into an oil column. This process is unique to BASF. The decrease in the amount of moisture present in the original bead allows for greater pore size control and hydrothermal stability. In addition, Sorbead is manufactured using aluminum and silica-containing components. This allows for fine control of the chemical composition of the beads and further underscores the difference in the resulting bead product. Sorbead adsorbents are made from beginning to end differently than other adsorbents anywhere else in the world.

Not just to be different … proprietary ball forming manufacturing process The process used to produce the activated alumina F-200 series and the Selexsorb adsorbent products is proprietary and produces unique spheres with the:

  • Highest density
  • Highest crush strength
  • Lowest dust

Make the BASF Difference a part of your process We control all aspects of product development from design to packaging and quality control. We provide customized products to meet specific production requirements. We offer highly-reliable technical service that incorporates the skills, expertise and knowhow found throughout BASF.