BASF is expanding its mobile emissions catalysts production site in Sroda Slaska, Poland.

The expansion includes new production lines and additional infrastructure to equip light duty diesel and gasoline vehicles with BASF's catalyst and filter solutions.

The investment will increase the existing production site by around 14,000 sq m - adding more than 50% to the current production area and creating new jobs within the Lower Silesian region.

"The additional capacity and our technology enables BASF's customers to meet tightening NOx and particulate emissions standards for diesel or gasoline engines, such as Euro 6d," said BASF vice president Mobile Emissions Catalysts Europe, Tilo Horstmann.

"Our Sroda Slaska production is BASF's largest emissions catalysts production site in the region Europe, and with this expansion we strengthen our commitment to our customers and to the business growth strategy in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region."

Car manufacturers started working with new regulations effective September this year, when the Euro 6d Real Driving Emissions (RDE) regulations for the European Union were introduced. The Euro 6d emissions rules define the specific emissions limits which must be met in real driving cycles.

"The introduction of RDE regulation-based limits ensures better air quality," added BASF SVP, Mobile Emissions Catalysts, Dirk Demuth.

"Our technologies for both diesel and gasoline powered vehicles are designed to meet even the strictest regulation standards. BASF's new technologies make diesel a competitively clean technology. Diesel is also crucial in the engine mix to achieve the overall fleet CO2 targets of modern mobility."

The expansion will create lines with a range of catalysts and filter technologies, including Selective Catalytic Reduction on Filter (SCR.2F). This is a patented technology combining SCR with a diesel particulate filter to control nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter emissions from diesel engines on a single substrate.

In addition, the nitrogen oxides adsorbers technology, Lean NOx Trap (LNT) and the Four-Way conversion catalysts (FWC) will be produced.