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Cellasto®: A flexible solution for a wide variety of tolerances

Adapting to life’s imperfections can be a challenge sometimes, but it shouldn’t be in your products. Using Cellasto® washers and end stops for tolerance compensation can significantly reduce noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). Superior compressibility and resilience make it the material of choice for innovators around the globe in designing tolerance compensation elements.

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What is a tolerance compensation element?

When components are fit together, manufacturing variability (or tolerance) requires adaptive compensation to ensure proper connections and operation. Otherwise, your products will produce rattling sounds and unnecessary vibrations associated with inexpensive products.

 The resilience and extremely high compressibility of Cellasto® make it an outstanding material for compensating for a variety of production and assembly tolerances, enabling it to outperform other elastomers in reducing NVH as well as extend the product life and lower the production costs.

See Cellasto® tolerance compensation in action

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Ways to Use Cellasto® in tolerance compensation

When you add washers, end stops and motion guides made with Cellasto®, you create a more efficient design for products with kinematics such as:

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Heavy Equipment

Improve the durability and safety of your heavy equipment with Cellasto® noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) material solutions.
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Paper & Packaging

Optimize paper and packaging operations with Cellasto®, a high-performance microcellular polyurethane elastomer engineered for durability and resilience.
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Creative & customized solutions for challenging specifications

The flexibility of Cellasto® for tolerance compensation allows you more freedom as an innovator while saving on production costs. As your co-creators, the team at BASF can help you create unique products, regardless of the specifications, and give your product a competitive edge.

Consult with a Cellasto® expert 

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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.