BASF will start-up a new multimillion-euro fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts testing and research laboratory at the hte Aktiengesellschaft (hte) facility in Heidelberg, Germany. hte is a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF SE and provider of high throughput technology and services for enhancing research and development productivity.
The new BASF laboratory will begin operating in the first half of 2014 and will be used for hydrocarbon and FCC equilibrium catalysts standard analysis and characterization, FCC catalysts process methodology testing and related research activities, providing data to BASF and its customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The opening of the Heidelberg laboratory will increase the service capabilities offered by BASF’s existing FCC catalysts laboratory in Iselin, N.J.
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