MOSCOW (MRC) -- BASF announced the commercial launch of Enable™, its next-generation Carbon Monoxide (CO) promoter additive, said the company.
Enable significantly enhances activity and delivers superior performance for refiners with more efficient use of precious metal. Enable optimizes durability via support surface morphology modification and the combination of differentiating design features offers customers significant performance improvement in controlling regenerator afterburn.
“Enable is the latest addition to BASF’s industry-leading, advanced refinery additives portfolio,” said Detlef Ruff, Senior Vice President, Process Catalysts at BASF. “We are excited about how this new technology will support our customers by enabling environmental compliance with a cost-effective solution."
"Building on BASF’s experience from automotive emissions compliance applications, we are proud to introduce this innovative Pt-based technology solution into our refining segment,” said Jim Chirumbole, Vice President, Refining Catalysts at BASF. “Refiners are under pressure to deliver more with fewer resources. Enable accomplishes just that, combining economic and environmental benefits with better CO conversion at lower addition rates and a more efficient use of precious metals."
As per MRC, BASF, the world's petrochemical major, is strengthening its global catalyst development and helping customers to bring new products faster to the market. As part of this strategy, BASF is building a new pilot plant center at its Ludwigshafen site.
We also remind that n June, 2021, Trinseo, a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber, and BASF announced the intention to expand their businesses with the production of styrene monomer (SM) based on circular feedstock. Trinseo has procured first supplies of SM based on circular feedstock from BASF for use in its Solution-Styrene Butadiene Rubber (S-SBR) and polystyrene (PS) products. Trinseo supplies S-SBR to major tyre manufacturers while its PS products are used in applications such as food packaging and appliances. The first few customers have already processed the material, said the company.
BASF is the leading chemical company. It produces a wide range of chemicals, for example solvents, amines, resins, glues, electronic-grade chemicals, industrial gases, basic petrochemicals and inorganic chemicals. The most important customers for this segment are the pharmaceutical, construction, textile and automotive industries.