Reduce Evaporative Emissions with EvapTrap™

For all solutions, we take a holistic life-cycle approach.  Announced today, EvapTrap™ is our latest innovative solution that helps automakers cost effectively meet the tightest emissions standards, like the LEV III emissions regulations, and enable clean air for all to reach a sustainable future.

It is the industry's first coating-based solution that adsorbs harmful hydrocarbons inside a vehicle's air intake box that helps to eliminate evaporative emissions. This patented polymer-based coating is infused with activated carbon and proprietary zeolite and is applied directly onto the surface of the vehicle's existing air-intake box.

EvapTrap™ is different by providing good adsorption performance while not adding any backpressure, thus leaving engine performance unchanged.

"Our goal is not to be seen just as a catalysts supplier, but more of a dedicated design partner with a full range of solutions to meet LEV III evaporative emission regulations," said Chris Arendoski, head of marketing, BASF Catalysts.  "With EvapTrap, we're offering automakers a chemistry-based solution that eliminates evaporative emissions with no change in engine pressure. Plus, because it's a coating, it's tamper proof and is a fully customizable application."

Traditional solutions involve adding an activated carbon honeycomb or filter to the air intake box to adsorb the hydrocarbons. However, these increase the backpressure and reduce horsepower and fuel economy.  EvapTrap™ is different by providing good adsorption performance while not adding any backpressure, thus leaving engine performance unchanged.

The benefits of EvapTrap™ are:

  • A 99.9 percent reduction of evaporative emissions
  • A zero pressure engine performance drop
  • A tamper-proof solution
  • A fully customizable and a fully adaptable application process