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. BASF offers a broad variety of competencies, technologies and products to the fuel cell industry. With our long term experience in the fuel processing area we deliver adsorbents and catalysts needed to generate hydrogen for fuel cell applications with high efficiency. 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 profile and spike thermocouples, industrial thermocouples, fiberglass thermocouples, furnace thermocouples, and high-temperature thermocouple wire and cable. We also produce epitaxial thermocouples. Glass Industry Thermocouples have been a specialty of BASF for over 100 years. 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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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.

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.