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    BASF Performance Materials: We turn your ideas into ideal solutions.

    For you, we combine cutting-edge solutions with established expertise. Bring us your ideas. We’ll help you turn them into a reality.

      You need more than just a product to solve your challenges. You need a variety of high-performance materials, application, engineering, simulation and manufacturing know-how to get the job done. Backed by our global research and development network and our team of industry-leading experts, we can help you take your product to the next level. That means innovation. Enhanced sustainability. Speed to market. And a solutions-focused approach to whatever challenges you face.

      Our team of materials experts and industry-leading portfolio of plastics and polyurethanes can help you meet and exceed your product development and business goals.

    On Our Agenda: Innovations

      Research and innovation are the motive forces of our business. We always work on developing the most attractive innovations for our customers. One of our latest innovations is a new specialty polyamide suitable for components which are high-gloss - Ultramid® Deep Gloss.

    Ultramid® Deep Gloss

    Ultramid® Deep Gloss is a new specialty polyamide suitable for components which are high-gloss. It reproduces structures true to detail. Thus, the material enables an interplay of light and shadow high in contrast. This provides designers with new opportunities to combine unusual textures with new levels of emotion. Initially only available in piano-black look, now in contrast colors and color.

        

    Ultramid® Advanced T1000

    BASF is now extending its polyphthalamide (PPA) portfolio by Ultramid® Advanced T1000 – a new compound group based on the polyamide 6T/6I. Ultramid® Advanced T1000 comprises the strongest and stiffest products of the Ultramid® (PA) family with stable mechanical properties up to temperatures of about 120 °C. It offers high resistance against humidity and contact with challenging media – outperforming standard polyamides and many other PPA materials.

    Ultramid® Vision

    BASF has now succeeded in developing Ultramid® Vision, the first semi-crystalline polyamide that allows light to pass through largely unhindered. Compared to opaque standard polyamides, Ultramid® Vision shows very high light transmission with low light scattering. Ultramid® Vision – the first semi-transparent polyamide.

    Ultramid® Advanced N

    Ultramid® Advanced N is a new polyphthalamide by BASF with an excellent property profile: The compound portfolio offers excellent mechanics at elevated temperatures. In addition, the PPA compounds can withstand humidity and contact with challenging media while maintaining their strength.  

    SLENTITE®

    With its combination of properties, SLENTITE eclipses all existing insulating materials. The new product with its lambda value of < 17 mW/m x K achieves the best insulation performance for a ready-to-use panel. Compared to conventional products, insulation 25 to 50 percent slimmer is possible.

    Infinergy®

    Infinergy® - Small Beads, Big Possibilities

    Infinergy® is the world’s first expanded thermoplastic polyurethane (E-TPU). The closed-cell, elastic particle foam combines the properties of TPU with the advantages of foams, making it as elastic as rubber but lighter.

    Concept 1865, concept bike, innovatice, design

    Innovation

    Concept 1865

    Take the design of a bike model from 1865, opt for latest technologies and use high-performance plastics made by BASF. The outcome is an electrical bike which seems to be far ahead of one’s time.

    SLENTITE®, aerosol panel, insulation, innovative

    Innovation

    SLENTITE®

    Learn how SLENTITE®, a new aerogel panel that is half the width of conventional insulation, is good news for architects and engineers alike by making aesthetics and insulation no longer mutually exclusive.

    Winkellamp, Winkel w127, innovative

    Innovation

    Winkel w127 Lamp

    Forget high school, nerds are the new fashionistas and tech-inspired products are what all the cool kids want to be seen with. Getting Geek Chic right is tricky. But Dirk Winkel succeeded with his lamp.

    Infinergy®, running, innovative, foam

    Innovation

    Infinergy®

    Finding a running shoe that can go any distance while remaining comfortable is the perennial question sports manufacturers hope to answer. BASF’s new foam is giving runners wearing adidas’ Energy Boost an extra edge now.

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    How Performance Materials Can Deliver Customized Solutions for You

    smart forvision: How to Reduce Heating Requirements

    Chemistry is mobilizing for the future: smart and BASF jointly developed the concept car smart forvision. It combines unique design with innovative technologies related to energy efficiency, lightweight design, high-performance foams and temperature management. A car full of strong ideas.
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    smart forvision: How to Reduce Heating Requirements

    Chemistry is mobilizing for the future: smart and BASF jointly developed the concept car smart forvision. It combines unique design with innovative technologies related to energy efficiency, lightweight design, high-performance foams and temperature management. A car full of strong ideas.
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    smart forvision: Lightweight Seat

    Chemistry is mobilizing for the future: smart and BASF jointly developed the concept car smart forvision. It combines unique design with innovative technologies related to energy efficiency, lightweight design and temperature management: A car full of strong ideas.
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    smart forvision: Thermoplastic Polymer Wheel Rim

    Chemistry is mobilizing for the future: smart and BASF jointly developed the concept car smart forvision. It combines unique design with innovative technologies related to energy efficiency, lightweight design and temperature management.
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    Basotect®: Artful Design of Sound Control

    Noise is all around us. A car passing by, a dog barking, the humming of the air conditioning. These sounds surround us constantly. For better or for worse, sounds define our surroundings, but do you ever wonder what it would be like to experience complete silence? Silence as we know it measures at 30 decibels. Thanks to the properties of Basotect, the experience of "PSAD Synthetic Desert III" measured in the range of 10-15 decibels so quiet it’s possible to hear your own heart-beat. Because Basotect can be shaped into any form an architect, interior designer or sound engineer envisions, Basotect can serve as a functional and artful component while contributing to the sound quality of any space.

    CORPUS Magazine

    Digital stories from the world of construction

    CORPUS, BASF’s magazine devoted to architecture, infrastructure and high-performance construction materials has moved from app to web. As of now we will be supplying you with exciting and inspirational stories from the world of construction. Have a look and discover how we will live and build tomorrow.

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