- New center strengthens innovation leadership of chemical catalysts portfolio
- Sustainable setup with all necessary solids processing capabilities in one place
- Customers benefit from joint development and faster access to new catalyst technologies
(PRESS RELEASE) LUDWIGSHAFEN, 24-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BASF (ETR: BAS), world’s largest chemical producer, has announced the opening of a new pilot Catalyst Development and Solids Processing Center at its Ludwigshafen site to strengthen its global catalyst development and helping customers to bring new products faster to the market. The center will serve as a global hub for pilot-scale production and process innovations of chemical catalysts. The construction of the new pilot plant center in Ludwigshafen also emphasizes the importance of the site for global research. The new building is scheduled for completion by mid-2024.
“The new Catalyst Development and Solids Processing Center strengthens our focus on innovative and sustainable solutions that benefit our customers and the environment. It is a strong sign of our continuous commitment to innovation in our chemical catalysts portfolio. It allows us to more quickly respond to market needs and contribute to a more sustainable chemical industry,” said Dr. Peter Schuhmacher, President, Catalysts at BASF.
“The new Catalyst Development Center supports our Chemical Catalysts business’ growth strategy. It sends a strong signal to customers that we at BASF are committed to innovating our process catalysts portfolio and bringing new products to the market faster. The new pilot plant also supports even closer collaboration with our development partners to jointly drive innovation,” said Dr. Detlef Ruff, Senior Vice President, Process Catalysts at BASF.
Specifically, the new pilot plant helps chemical catalysts experts transfer laboratory recipes to production scale more quickly and manufacture sample quantities of new catalysts on a technical scale with short lead times. Customers thus gain faster access to new catalyst technologies – a factor that is critical to the successful introduction of new products to the market.
About BASF’s Catalysts division
BASF’s Catalysts division is the world’s leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts. The group 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. By leveraging our industry-leading R&D platforms, passion for innovation and deep knowledge of precious and base metals, BASF’s Catalysts division develops unique, proprietary solutions that drive customer success. Further information on BASF’s Catalysts division is available on the Internet at www.catalysts.basf.com.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 110,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €59 billion in 2020. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at www.basf.com.
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