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StyroStar® S6-42

StyroStar® S6-42 is designed for the dehydrogenation of ethyl benzene to styrene at very low S/O ratios.

Its outstanding features include excellent activity, selectivity, and mechanical strength. StyroStar® S6-42 is a robust and durable catalyst, combining excellent mechanical properties with an exceptionally low monthly decline rate. StyroStar® S6-42 has an improved performance in terms of activity (ca. 5 K) and selectivity (0.2 – 0.3 wt %) compared to its proven predecessor StyroStar® S6-40 (dependent on conditions applied). Also, like StyroStar® S6-40, the formation of by-products is very low.

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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. By leveraging our industry-leading R&D platforms, passion for innovation and deep knowledge of precious and base metals, BASF's Catalysts division develops unique, proprietary solutions that drive customer success.