BASF Plans New Catalyst Development Pilot Pant in Ludwigshafen

BASF Plans New Catalyst Development Pilot Pant in Ludwigshafen

  • 25-Aug-2021 12:29 PM
  • Journalist: Shiba Teramoto

In order to strengthen its global catalyst development and to help customers bringing new chemical products in the market, BASF is planning to build a new pilot plant centre at its Ludwigshafen site. The new catalyst development and solids processing centre will help BASF in pilot-scale production and developing process innovation of chemical catalysts. The project is set to get completed by 2024. 

The new catalyst development and solids processing centre will strengthen BASF’s focus on innovation and sustainable solutions which are beneficial for their customers and for the environment. The new pilot plant is an indication of BASF’s continuous efforts towards innovation in their chemical catalyst portfolio. 

The plant will help chemical catalysts experts in transferring laboratory processes to production scale more efficiently and manufacturing sample quantities of virgin catalysts on a technical scale with short delivery time. 

BASF is one of the major chemical companies in the world. The company generated revenue of around EUR 59 billion in 2020. 

Chemical catalysts are specialty chemicals which assist in the manufacturing of other chemicals. They are used in chemical processes as process enablers and accelerators in order to achieve pure and good quality product. The demand for chemical catalysts is growing at a healthy rate which is driven by the growing demand for chemicals which require chemical catalysis for manufacturing. 

As per ChemAnalyst, “the new pilot plant by BASF supports the company’s chemical catalysts portfolio and as the companies are moving towards more sustainable chemical solutions, chemical catalysts will require more and more research to develop sustainable chemicals.”

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