India: BASF ships molecular sieves to support oxygen production


Chemical company BASF is supplying molecular sieves to various companies in India that are ramping up oxygen supply through the conversion of nitrogen generation units.

Sharing the news on Monday (17th May), BASF said the molecular sieves are integral to the units as they help enrich atmospheric oxygen from 21% to medical-grade oxygen, ranging from 90%-95%.

To help distribution of the molecular sieves, the Government of India is supporting BASF in airlifting the products to augment the oxygen capacity.

The first shipment of sieves arrived from Frankfurt in Mumbai on 8th May. As a reciprocal gesture, BASF is donating the next batch of 70 tonnes of molecular sieves.

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