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Process Catalysts

As a global division of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany, the BASF catalysts team in the Middle East 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.


BASF is the global leader in process catalysts. We provide fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) refining catalysts and additives, custom catalysts and chemical catalysts such as hydrogenation, dehydrogenation, oxidation and specialty catalysts. Our services include the full loop of catalyst technology, precious metals trade or lease and spent catalyst recycling.


BASF also offers the widest portfolio of adsorbent technologies for a broad spectrum of applications in industries such as refining, petrochemical, chemical, and gas processing including sulfur recovery. The BASF portfolio includes proprietary alumina, silica, alumino-silica gels such as Durasorb™ and a broad line of base metal oxide guard bed materials, including the PuriStar® and Selexsorb® range.

Roland Bou Chedid
Dr. Roland Bou Chedid
Head of Sales Process Catalysts Middle East & Africa

We enable sustainability.

Our way to net zero 2050.

We are a key enabler in the net zero transformation of base chemicals and downstream value chains. Globally, we want to reduce our absolute CO2 emissions by 25% by 2030 compared with 2018. This means that, compared with 1990, we aim to reduce our global CO2 emissions by 60% by 2030. We aim to achieve net zero CO2 emissions at BASF by 2050.We are a front-runner in offering customers a portfolio of products to enable their decarbonization.


In our Blue Map, we summarize the catalysts we offer to make the utilization of CO2 feedstocks possible.

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In our Green Map, we summarize the catalysts we offer to enable the use of renewable raw materials as feedstocks.

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