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Welcome to BASF Catalysts

BASF's Catalysts division, headquartered in Iselin, New Jersey, is the world’s leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts. The group employs more than 5,000, with over 30 manufacturing sites worldwide.

As a global division of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany, 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 global market leader in catalysis.

We develop and produce mobile emissions catalysts as well as process catalysts and technologies for a broad range of customers worldwide. The Catalysts division also provides precious metals procurement, sales and related services. We continue to expand our leading role in catalyst technology through continuous process and product innovation. Check out the Catalysts fact sheet for more information.

Close proximity to our customers

Located around the globe:
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Research and Innovation

Successful research combines market input with scientific insights to develop innovative products. Innovation in catalysis is crucial for all our product groups.

For Mobile Emissions Catalysts, the focus is on improved products to meet new exhaust gas standards, especially for diesel. For Process Catalysts and Technologies, priority is given to developing new and improved products for the process chemicals industry.

We have over 1,100 scientists in catalysts globally developing innovative solutions to help make our customers more successful. They are further supported by over 7,000 scientists in the BASF technology organization.


Innovations and Awards

More than 1,100 catalyst experts drive innovation in our global R&D network. One measure of their success is the awards and other forms of recognition they receive.

Recent News and Media

BASF's Catalysts division is making strides in the media. Learn about our latest product launches, partnerships, and innovations below.

Product Portfolio

Our vast portfolio ranges from adsorbents to chemical catalysts, emissions control catalysts, air quality solutions, battery materials, temperature sensors and much more.

Contact our team

For specific product or business inquiries, please use the relevant contact information found on our contact page. For general Catalysts inquiries, please fill out the contact form found below.

Catalysts Literature Library

Our database provides you access to detailed information on all products offered by BASF’s Catalysts Division. Here is where you can find comprehensive information on BASF Catalysts’ product portfolio.

Industries we serve

Our product portfolio touches across various industries and sectors. Learn more about our division below.