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Chemical Catalysts

BASF is the Global Leader in Chemical Catalysts. We are dedicated to catalyst chemistry. Our global catalyst R&D and catalyst technical service staff provide immediate, local attention to customer catalyst needs. We offer precious metals supply and full-loop management services, including refining to recover precious metals from spent catalysts. We are committed to work diligently with you to understand your catalyst needs and translate them into the right catalyst for your process.

We start by working with you to determine the right catalyst solution for your applications. This may range from an off-the-shelf chemical catalyst to a proprietary catalyst tailored for your application or even a joint development program undertaken with you to develop a catalyst unique to your needs and exclusive to your use. Finally, we offer custom catalyst manufacturing services, freeing you to focus on your core business.

  • Leading manufacturer of catalysts in the chemicals industry
  • Catalyst solutions along the chemical value chain ranging from oxidation, intermediates production to specialty applications, such as pharmaceutical and fine chemicals
  • Technology catalysts and process licensing in chemical processes, for example hydrogenation in steam cracker and refineries
  • In-depth knowledge and expertise in chemical markets, catalysts and processes provide optimized results for your business

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Biorenewables

Biorenewables

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.

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Environmental Catalysts

Environmental Catalysts

BASF supplies environmental catalysts and technologies which reduce emissions from stationary sources and industrial processes.

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Fine Chemical Catalysts

Fine Chemical Catalysts

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.

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Fuel Processing Catalysts for Fuel Cells

Fuel Processing Catalysts for Fuel Cells

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.

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Oleochemical Catalysts

Oleochemical Catalysts

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.

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Oxidation & Dehydrogenation Catalysts

Oxidation & Dehydrogenation Catalysts

BASF offers more than 125 years of experience with oxidation catalysts. Each percent of catalyst selectivity advantage creates additional value and reduces COx emission.

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Petrochemical Catalysts

Petrochemical Catalysts

BASF offers a wide range of proprietary base metal and precious metal catalysts, as well as base metal oxides for a broad spectrum of chemical and petrochemical processes.

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Syngas Catalysts (Prereforming & SNG)

Syngas Catalysts (Prereforming & SNG)

Syngas, produced from natural gas or coal, is a key intermediate in the emerging technologies for gas-to-liquids (GTL), methanol-to-olefins, coal-to-liquids and fuel cells.

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Precious Metal Refining & Full Loop Service

Precious Metal Refining & Full Loop Service

BASF is the custodian of all precious metals contained in customer refining receipts and as such assumes the responsibility to maintain and operate:

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