Seat pan/backrest

For parts with complex geometry such as the seat shell and pan of the RN30, BASF offers Ultracom®, a thermoplastic composite system for parts with continuous fiber reinforcement in injection-molded structures. This next big step forward in metal substitution allows the seat to be lighter while still maintaining optimum strength and rigidity. The two seat components owe their final shape to a matched combination of semi-finished products like tapes or laminates and injection-molding compounds. In the realization of such parts, BASF’s unique simulation tool Ultrasim®, as well as its Ultratest® parts testing facilities and processing technologies play a major role.