BASF’s new facility in China for mobile emissions catalysts

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 27 Dec 2018


BASF’s FWC (Four-Way Conversion) catalyst can remove particulate matter as well as Carbon Monoxide, Hydrocarbons and Nitrogen Oxides from gasoline-engine exhaust in a single component

BASF, a Germany-based chemical company, is investing in a new production facility for mobile emissions catalysts at its Pudong site in Shanghai, China. The new 30,000-square-meter facility will house multiple manufacturing lines, providing a full range of emissions control technologies for heavy-duty and light-duty vehicle manufacturers. 

The plant will manufacture catalysts for gasoline and diesel vehicles in the growing Chinese market. The catalysts will help automotive customers meet more stringent emission control requirements ahead of China Stage 6 implementation in 2020.

Dr Stephan Kothrade, president functions Asia Pacific, president and chairman Greater China, BASF said, “We want to greatly contribute to China’s three-year plan to protect blue skies, with advanced mobile emissions catalysts that meet the strictest environmental regulation requirements in China.”

Dr Dirk Demuth, senior vice president, Mobile Emissions Catalysts, BASF said, “Our new facility in China will enable BASF to support our customers in this growing market. The new facility offers flexibility for future expansion and upgrades to adapt to market requirements in the years ahead.”

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