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BASF Materials for innovative and sustainable furniture
At BASF, we want to help make your sustainable innovation journey faster when it comes to furniture design. We have expanded our portfolio to include innovative materials that support sustainable goals — while still giving furniture designers creative inspirations.
Sustainable furniture solutions made with
The Ultramid® CcycledTM process
works for the Steelcase Flex Perch Stool
The Steelcase Flex Perch Stool.
Made with Ultramid® B3EG6 CcycledTM
Ultramid® B3EG6 CcycledTM is an injection moldable polyamide (Nylon) 6 material that is made from a diverted waste stream generated during electronics production. The waste stream would have been incinerated but instead was used to create a high value, durable product. Learn more about the Steelcase Flex Perch Stool including how to purchase here.
- High strength and stiffness
- Excellent surface finish
- Same performance as virgin/fossil based material
- Supports a circular economy by creating a new life from a waste stream
- Available in standard black, and uncolored, as well as custom pre-colored
The BASF’s Mass Balance Approach
In the chemical industry, renewable or recycled raw materials are added at the beginning of the production process and added to the final product. This offers several advantages: It reduces both greenhouse gas emissions and the use of fossil raw materials, while the quality and properties of a product remain the same. Thus, the products can be processed in the same way as conventionally produced materials. So no formulations, equipment or processes need to be adapted. And customers who buy mass-balanced products can use them like conventional products and benefit from the same quality.
with Elastoflex® W BMB
Elastoflex® W is the brand of the flexible polyurethane foams. The structure of the foam provides the required resistance to hold the body and provide the right comfort in each application. Properties like density, fire resistance and compression can be adapted to the market needs. These excellent properties remain unchangeable when the BMB approach is used, but in addition a considerable reduction of the PCF is obtained. No need to compromise performance for being sustainable.
- High elasticity
- Good flowability for the production of complex geometries
- Excellent long-term characteristics
- Pleasant feel
Sustainable furniture solutions
That spark design creativity
Sustainable Office Furniture
with Nypel® 6253G
Made from post-industrial materials, Nypel 6253G will help you achieve your sustainability goals. Whether you’re designing chair backs, bases or seat frames, you can benefit from Nypel’s high strength and toughness. Discover the design freedom of a wide range of pigmenting options with the uncolored version. Be prepared to get inspired!
Watch our talk with the danish furniture manufacturer Bramming Plast-Industri A/S here:
Change is possible: how a Danish foam producer paves the way for the sustainability of its customers
Get in touch with an expert!