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Cellasto® reduces NVH in automotive chassis

Improve driving comfort by reducing noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) in automotive chassis components with Cellasto®. Load-bearing structures experience NVH from road surfaces as well as from moving parts throughout the automobile. But the special microcellular and compact polyurethane elastomers of Cellasto® efficiently manage the disturbance, no matter what the source.

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Choose the superior automotive chassis material

Extend the limits of innovation by choosing Cellasto® as your single most versatile polyurethane performance material. The physical properties of Cellasto® can be isolated and manipulated through creative chemistry. This results in a broad material portfolio that can be used to develop tailor-made solutions for a variety of chassis mounts and suspension elements.

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NVH improvement
Manage high loads with great efficiency to ensure a smooth, quiet ride and superior vehicle handling

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High volume compressibility
Achieve maximum energy absorption in tight spaces with very low lateral expansion, allowing you to save weight and package space

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Selective damping
Create vibration control for high amplitudes uniquely combined with complementary cushioning for low amplitudes, all in one material solution

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Dynamic stiffness
Offer a noticeably smoother ride and ease of handling with a more harmonized stiffness curve compared to other materials

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Lightweight components
Reduce weight by 30% or more 

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Durability
Protect the suspension while also ensuring continuous, lifelong performance with excellent abrasion and stress resistance

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Custom solution
Choose custom variations that allow for a range of material densities and endless component shapes and sizes

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Access to global experts
Gain value from your partnership with BASF’s team of global engineers, designers and specialists who work with you on fast turnaround times and precise specifications

Jounce bumper

Automotive jounce bumpers made with Cellasto® reduce NVH from road surfaces, and while braking. With this dynamic material, you can:

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  • Influence the load deflection curve for jounce bumpers with or without a support ring, spacer and cup
  • Reduce peak loads with high energy absorption
  • Create a smaller package for the shock absorber strut allowing a larger dust cover capacity
  • Lower the total component cost with lighter weight and smaller packages
  • Optimize component design to achieve a stiffness-optimized force-displacement characteristics that leads to optimum ride comfort

 

Coil spring isolator

Protect the suspension and the interfaces in even the most challenging driving environments with coil spring isolators made from Cellasto®. As a durable, quiet base for your springs, Cellasto® coil spring isolators will last the lifetime of the vehicle, preventing metal-on-metal wear, and will:

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  • Efficiently damp coil spring resonances for high and low amplitudes
  • Reduce chassis and road-borne noise
  • Provide lifelong performance with excellent durability, dirt- and abrasion-resistance
  • Reduce costs when you combine coil spring isolators with an end stop or jounce bumper in one component

Damping system

Cellasto® can provide one fully assembled damping system that guarantees the perfect interaction of top mount, jounce bumper, coil spring isolator and dust cover. This will:

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  • Reduce complexity for the customer in the development and project management stages
  • Create compatibility between single components, eliminating the need to make compromises 
  • Reduce packaging and cost

Top mount

Influence driving comfort with top mounts made from Cellasto®. Balance the connection between the shock absorber and the chassis with just the right amount of isolation to optimize NVH reduction.

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  • Effectively reduce dynamic wheel loads, increasing road safety
  • Manage load peaks to minimize rumbling noises in the shock absorber
  • Improve decoupling between the road surface and body thorugh excellent vibration and noise isolation at high and low amplitudes
  • Damp inherent wheel frequency, while reducing irritating vibrations
  • Gain more design freedom, reduce weight and lower costs with high volume compressibility 
  • Achieve excellent vibration and noise insulation readiness for high and low amplitudes
  • Choose lighter aluminum inlay and eMobility with reinforced housing for cost savings designs to cover higher battery pack loads
  • Access BASF expertise to develop housings in plastic materials for even more weight savings
  • Achieve outstanding durability performance overall

Subframe mount

Cellasto® subframe mounts provide superior NVH performance—even for the increased loads and drive torque produced by electric vehicles. Compared to traditional materials, Cellasto® offers a more constant material behavior that makes driving smooth and comfortable. Other benefits of this unique matieral include:

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  • High static load support for a safe, comfortable ride
  • Reduction of transmission noise and vibrations from motor and steering mechanisms
  • Efficient isolation and damping of low-frequency road noise and vibration
  • Maximization of responses with low dynamic stiffening and linear load deflection behavior
  • NVH performance enhancement for the new demands of eMobility and high-mass vehicles
  • Ability to design smaller, lighter applications that make full use of available space

Steering isolation

As a steering element, Cellasto® manages radial loads with its high volume compressibility, allowing you to deliver improved safety as well as superior handling for an exciting driving experience.

  • Simultaneously satisfy NVH as well as vehicle handling challenges
  • Reduce steering vibration on rough surfaces with efficient decoupling
  • Deliver dynamic steering at any speed with ideal acoustical isolation and stiffness
  • Create new coupling and bushing designs for unique automotive challenges
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Additional resources 

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Services

BASF Cellasto® is a Tier 1 supplier with the full range of OEM engineering capabilities, including design, testing and simulation.
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We work on complex technical challenges in the field of plastics development and application. For this, a variety of test equipment as well as facilities for different joining technologies are available. We provide technical support for development and sales for all BASF sites and for customers worldwide.

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