BASF names Y&H Foreign Trade as agent for its Temperature Sensing solutions for the glass industry in Turkey; BASF precious metal thermocouples and EXACTUS optical pyrometers are used in a range of segments including container glass, fiberglass and more

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March 30, 2023 (press release) –

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  • Agreement covers BASF Temperature Sensing solutions for the glass industry in Türkiye
  • Solutions include optical pyrometers, thermocouples and calibration services, plus recycling spent thermocouples

Effective March 01, 2023, Y&H Foreign Trade Ltd., a leading solution provider for greenfield and brownfield glass plant projects, has been named the agent for BASF's Temperature Sensing solutions for the glass industry in Türkiye. With this agreement, BASF and Y&H will be able to better serve customers with a wide range of leading temperature sensing solutions.

“Y&H has been a reputable partner of the glass industry for over 20 years, offering both technical support and engineering,” said Jim Peterson, General Manager, BASF Temperature Sensing business. “For over 60 years, BASF has supplied the glass industry with exceptionally high-quality temperature sensing solutions. Combining the strengths of BASF and Y&H will help provide temperature insights for customers, which can enable higher yields.”

BASF precious metal thermocouples and EXACTUS® optical pyrometers are used in a wide range of glass industry segments including container glass, tableware glass, fiberglass, tubing, float glass and specialty glass. BASF has received ISO-17025 certification for thermocouple production at the Fremont, California site.

BASF EXACTUS optical pyrometers deliver a broad measurement range and faster measurement speeds while maintaining sensitivity. Each compact sensor is a complete temperature measurement system, versatile enough to be incorporated into demanding process locations. With these advantages, EXACTUS can help lower operating costs, improve yields, and increase efficiency.

With global reach, complete precious metal management resources, passion for technology and commitment to customer service, BASF is uniquely positioned in the temperature sensing market.

EXACTUS® is a trademark of BASF


About BASF Environmental Catalyst and Metal Solutions

As a chemicals supplier to almost all industries, BASF will establish a standalone subsidiary dedicated to its Mobile Emissions Catalysts, Precious Metals Trading, Recycling, and related Products and Services business. The new group is referred to as BASF Environmental Catalyst and Metal Solutions and is wholly owned by BASF. BASF Environmental Catalyst and Metal Solutions will operate globally in over 15 countries and comprise of approximately 20 production sites and over 4,000 employees.


About BASF

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 111,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio comprises six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €87.3 billion in 2022. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the United States. Further information at


About Y&H Foreign Trade Ltd.

Y&H Foreign Trade Ltd. was founded in 2002 in one of the organized industrial zones in Istanbul, Türkiye that promotes export of glass forming equipment and machinery from Türkiye. The company is focused on the growing Turkish market potential with several reputable solution partners in the glass field. Y&H can provide services including feasibility studies, consultancy, machinery & equipment supply and project management with a team of former managers and experts from the glass industry. Further information at:



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