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 is also the home of BASF’s battery materials business and provides precious and base metals sourcing, recycling and management services. BASF expands its leading role in catalyst technology through continuous process and product innovation.

Sales by region 2019 (location of customer)

Sales by direct customer industry 20191

1 Excluding precious metal trading

Emissions catalysts market – regulation remains primary demand driver1,2

1 Impact of current pandemic: six months delay in NS-6a regulation in China; potential delayed implementation of greenhouse gas regulation in the EU to ease burden on OEMs; discussion of delay to Brazilian Euro VI regulation 

2 Greenhouse gas regulations expected to further tighten after 2025

Key capabilities of BASF

  • Global R&D footprint covering catalysts and battery materials
  • Technology leadership in mobile emissions, process catalysts and battery materials
  • Recognized precious metals expertise
  • Strong and growing position in Asia through fully owned entities and joint ventures
  • Operational excellence in catalyst and battery materials production and use
Last Update June 19, 2020