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BASF Catalysts in Electrical Devices

From the remote control, to your cell phone and electrical tooth brush: we are surounded by devices that run on batteries. In many of these items, our catalysts come in as a safety installation in case of battery malfunction. 

Which BASF product is involved?

It’s the Pd-based hydrogenation catalyst

Hydrogen (H2) is “consumed” (transformed via catalysis) to water (H2O).

Highest material quality enables automated installation in electronic devices and warrants full functionality over the whole device lifetime

BASF supplies all major producers (Braun, Philips) globally with 12,000,000 tablets per year.

BASF catalysts are an important safety installation to avoid explosion of the end-user device in case of a battery malfunction

Which customer in the Benelux uses this product?

Philips, a technology company active in household appliances, medical equipment and lighting in the Netherlands.