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Performance Polymers

Cellasto® is your perfect companion for all sports and leisure equipment

Those who work hard often play hard, which means sports and leisure equipment can take a beating. Your products need to be strong enough to withstand rough and repeated handling while providing a smooth experience for the customer. When you use this high-performance material in sports and leisure equipment, your products last longer. Even better, instead of wrangling with your equipment, your customers can put their focus on the fun of training and competing.

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Why Cellasto® is the innovators’ choice for improving sports and leisure equipment performance

BASF is your industry partner for developing high-performing, durable products in the competitive sports and leisure market. The versatility of Cellasto® enables you to custom-create products that give you the edge over the competition. Count on BASF’s team of global experts to help you engineer designs that meet your product specifications while exceeding customer expectations.

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Bicycles and electric bicycles

Increase the durability and safety of your power-assisted bicycles with Cellasto®. 

  • Safeguard your battery packs with exceptional damping abilities

  • Protect cyclists from bumpy rides without adding weight when you add this durable material to saddles and suspensions 

  • Outstanding wear resistance enables customers to sustain performance even in muddy conditions 

  • Use Cellasto® parts to reduce vibrations and corresponding noise levels in driving units

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Gaming consoles

Your customers will feel as though they’re sitting in a real racecar when you add Cellasto® to gaming equipment.

  • Create a more authentic simulation of Formula 1 and other events when you add this dynamic material to steering wheels, pedals and gearshifts, enabling you to create a product that is realistic enough for professional drivers to use during downtime

  • The durability of Cellasto® protects your devices from rough, repeated use and is easy to implement, even with the smallest components

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Gym equipment

There’s nothing more annoying to a runner or CrossFit athlete than having their stride broken by faulty or clunky equipment. 

  • Use Cellasto® in gym equipment such as steppers and treadmills for a smoother, quieter customer experience 

  • In end stops, this material limits the movement to prevent the metal-on-metal clanging noise associated with fitness equipment, giving your products an edge over competitors 

Cellasto® ensures smooth and comfortable sports and leisure equipment performance

Your Cellasto® sports and leisure products are sure to win the race by delivering a smooth, hassle-free experience so your customers can focus on the joy of competing.

With solutions co-created with BASF’s team of experts, you can customize your innovations to suit the specific demands of individual customers. As an added bonus, your Cellasto® components will last longer than those made with traditional materials. 

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NVH improvement

In sports equipment and gaming components where dynamic forces are at play, Cellasto® decouples the critical contact points so that even in small spaces, your products will have excellent acoustic and vibration damping. 

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Excellent energy absorption

The dynamic performance of Cellasto® allows you to manage kinetic energy all within one solution. This not only protects your products, but it also protects your customers from jerking starts or hard stops, increasing overall comfort.

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High compressibility

The low compression set of Cellasto® allows you to fit gaming and sports equipment parts into tight spaces. As the microcellular material compresses, there is low lateral expansion, resulting in smaller, lighter components that are easier for the customer to maneuver.

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Soft and strong 

Cellasto® naturally has excellent aging stability without the use of chemical softeners. Because of its dynamic strength, this material ensures solid performance over time while its softness gives it the flexibility and responsiveness your customers need. Avoid the cost of frequent replacements due to heavy and extreme use, thanks to the proven durability and abrasion resistance of Cellasto®.

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Custom solutions for individual demands

Take advantage of the unusual versatility of Cellasto® when you create custom solutions that fit your specifications and your customers’ specific needs. The global experts at BASF will help you design, test and refine your innovations so you can deliver quality and safety from initial conception to serial production. 

BASF: Your global partner in sports and leisure equipment solutions

The Cellasto® team helps you keep pace with the higher expectations your customers have for the sports and leisure industry. Count on BASF as your partner for:

  • Development, simulation and testing to help you refine your design

  • Global reach that shortens your acquisition time

  • New technologies you can leverage for market advantages

  • Efficient, worldwide supply chain management that ensures maximum value

  • Commercial support that enhances business development and profitability 

Cellasto® product groups

 

Cellasto® special microcellular and compact polyurethane elastomers simplify your designs to improve your value chain. Use it for NVH reduction in a variety of applications. You’ll be able to produce market-ready goods faster than before, from routine parts to forward-thinking, engineered components.

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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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Materials Testing Lab

The Laboratory for materials testing is responsible for the execution and the assessment of a large number of plastics-related tests. Our main task is to satisfy the demand of internal customers for testing and consulting. Due to our accreditation according to ISO 17025, we can offer our services also to external customers.
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Parts Testing, Optimization and Joining Technologies Lab

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.