06 May 2013

BASF Opens Regional Adsorbents Application Development Center in Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China - 06 May 2013 – BASF will open its first regional Adsorbents Application Development Center in Shanghai, China. The laboratory is located at the BASF Innovation Campus Asia Pacific, the company’s largest integrated research and development, sales and marketing site in the region. 

BASF adsorbents experts will provide both technical service and advanced applications development for mercury removal from natural gas and related hydrocarbon purification activities, working closely with BASF’s global adsorbents research and development team to support customers throughout the Asia Pacific region. 

“The establishment of our regional Adsorbents Application Development Center is further indication of BASF’s strong commitment to providing world-class expertise, service and technology to the natural gas industry in the highly important Asia Pacific market,” said Olivia Schmidt, Global Business Director, Adsorbents, BASF. “Combining BASF’s deep application knowledge with our advanced adsorbents portfolio will allow us to deliver solutions that help our customers reach their goals.” 

“Industry and application development expertise must work together closely to develop the best product applications to reach the next level of productivity in advanced natural gas manufacturing, where we expect to see significant regional market growth going forward,” said Chris Wai, Vice President, Production & Sales, Asia Pacific, Process Catalysts and Technologies, BASF. “With our first adsorbents laboratory now established in Shanghai, we are investing to meet this need and to develop even closer collaboration between BASF and our customers in the Asia Pacific region.” 

From the purification of hydrocarbon streams to industrial gases, BASF has a comprehensive portfolio of adsorbent technologies for applications in the chemical, gas processing, petrochemical and refining industries. 

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company. BASF had sales of €72.1 billion in 2012 and more than 110,000 employees as of the end of the year. 

Source: BASF