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Catalysts

BASF’s Catalysts division is the global market leader in catalyst technologies. The division develops and produces mobile emissions catalysts as well as process catalysts and technologies. It also provides precious metals sourcing and management services. In addition, the division is the home of BASF’s battery materials business. BASF expands its leading role in catalyst technology through continuous process and product innovation.

Sales by region 2017 (location of customer)

Region Sales in %  
Europe 39% 1
North America 30% 2
Asia Pacific 24% 3
South America, Africa, Middle East 7% 4

Sales by direct customer industry 20171

Direct customer industry Sales in %  
Transportation 78% 1
Chemicals & plastics 10% 2
Energy & resources 9% 3
Other 3% 4

1 Excluding precious metal trading

Emissions catalysts market – regulation remains primary demand driver

Key capabilities of BASF

  • Global R&D footprint
  • Technology leadership in mobile emissions and process catalysts
  • Recognized precious metals expertise
  • Strong position in Asia through joint ventures
  • Operational excellence in catalyst production and use