Freeflex - Innovative TPU Fiber Solution
Freeflex™ TPU enables fabric to be extremely stretchable and yet manage to retain its original state – over and over again. Freeflex has reimagined comfort, fit, freedom of movement and shape retention in almost every garment from from athleisure to hosiery and intimate apparel.
Freeflex TPU is a versatile ingredient that improves the nature of fabrics. BASF has successfully transformed garments with this material which enhance the drape, shape, comfort and appearance of outer and innerwear.
Freeflex can be used in the following applications :
- Intimate garments
- Home Textiiles
Watch Freeflex in action : Discover how this innovative material has changed the fashion industry
September 23, 2020
BASF’s innovative solutions help manufacturers meet athleisure trend
BASF today unveiled innovative solutions for the fashion industry at the Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics Autumn 2020 edition. The booth themed “Athleisure” will showcase solutions that help the fashion industry fabricate comfortable body-shaping apparel with improved durability and elasticity from September 23 – 25, 2020.
Trade News | November 7, 2019
Going beyond limits: BASF launches “Limitless,” a virtual concept safety shoe
Düsseldorf, November 7, 2019 - BASF unveils “Limitless,” a new virtual concept shoe at the A+A fair, highlighting its various material innovations for the footwear segment. Teaming up with i-generator, a footwear design consulting firm headquartered in Portland, U.S., BASF completely transformed the safety shoe with a bold concept, at the same time setting standards in comfort, design flexibility, lightweight cushioning and durability.
September 26, 2019
BASF and Enchi Shen collaborate to shape the future of streetwear fashion with The Black Sun Project’s latest collection
BASF and Enchi Shen, a renowned Shanghai-based fashion Chief Operating Officer of The Black Sun Project, have once again joined forces to unveil ‘Hybrid’ – a streetwear collection combining fashion-forward designs and functionality made possible with fabric innovation based on BASF’s innovative material solutions Freeflex® fiber and Haptex® polyurethane (PU).
May 15, 2019
Introducing X-Swift: Swiftly shaping the athleisure shoe market with material innovations and the latest footwear technology
Guangzhou, China – May 15, 2019 – BASF, Longterm Concept, and Gu Guoyi have collaborated to develop X-Swift - a newly designed athleisure shoe that showcases four outstanding BASF advanced material innovations fused into one shoe with the latest footwear automation technology. The X-Swift is collaboratively designed by renowned footwear designer Gu Guoyi and BASF’s Creation Center, BASF’s dedicated touch-point for engaging and inspiring designers, bridging the gap between conceptual ideas of creators and the technical possibilities offered by BASF. The design is also multi-purpose; allowing individuals to wear the same pair of shoes to work, and their next work-out.
May 10, 2019
CHINAPLAS 2019: New sportswear creations use BASF materials to bring style and functionality to daily life
Guangzhou, China – May 10, 2019 – New “athleisure” sportswear designs are showing how fibers made of BASF materials can bring a unique combination of style and convenience to today’s sportswear. At CHINAPLAS 2019, BASF will showcase a new sportswear outfit co-created with ANTA, Silueta and fashion designer Enchi Shen. Designed for supreme comfort and performance, the new sports outfit epitomizes style and convenience, in line with the rising popularity of athleisure wear.