Applications

BASF’s automotive solutions range from high performance plastics, coatings and fuel additives to catalysts, battery materials and brake fluids to chemicals for leather and textiles. Below you’ll find a list of today’s innovations that are driving the industry into the future.

Electronics

BASF's automotive electronic products meet the increased demand and growing volume of electrical wiring in cars. The products ensure higher power output and lower emissions while still meeting lightweight design and reliability demands.

Exterior

BASF helps create modern and durable car exteriors that meet both design and functionality requirements. From long-lasting coatings to plastics that enable lighter-weight materials, BASF's innovations improve the looks and quality of today's and future cars.

Interior

BASF products for car interiors increase the occupants’ safety while also reducing the vehicle’s weight. Car interiors can then be more comfortable and quieter, but also more resilient, durable and, in the future, even better air-conditioned.

Powertrain & Chassis

BASF's products for powertrain and chassis can improve engine performance, while reducing fuel consumption and offering an excellent drive experience mixing sportinesss with safety. BASF’s products also allows for the optimal design of critical components, and ensure long-term protection against corrosion and deposits. The air we breathe is kept cleaner by removing pollutants and contaminants, while the driving range for electric cars is extended by reducing curb weight.

Safety

BASF provides safety products that can be trusted by both passengers and pedestrians. From braking components to airbag housings and bumper stifferners, these chemistry innovations protect crucial parts of the car, can be processed conveniently and economically, are lightweight and keep a design freedom.

Shaping the Future

Innovation is the name of the game. BASF is paving the way for chemistry solutions within the automotive industry. Check out the stories below on the advancements in this field and contributions to our local community.

Exterior | Attached Parts

Always looking good

Attached parts produced with BASF products have an excellent surface quality, can be ...

Attached parts produced with BASF products have an excellent surface quality, can be painted easily, and are extremely resistant to influences like sunlight or heat.

Elastolit® is easy to paint and has first-class mechanical characteristics. For example, BASF plastics help keep mirror housings glossy and in place.

For the inside mechanics and the mirror arms, the versatile engineering plastics of Ultramid®, Ultradur® and Ultraform® are the materials of choice. They offer excellent mechanical properties and good design possibilities.

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Powertrain & Chassis | Air Filter

Sealing the air filters

BASF products help make air filters heat-resistant and feature a good relation of sti...

BASF products help make air filters heat-resistant and feature a good relation of stiffness and toughness. They can be fitted precisely and sealed in place both perfectly and reliably so they can easily fulfill their crucial role in a vehicle’s design.

The plastic Elastofoam® I material can be used for radial air filters with its foamed edge to secure filters properly in place. Air filter housings made with Ultramid® are heat resistant and remain rigid in high-temperature environments. Ultramid® housings can easily withstand temperatures of up to 120°C in the engine compartment.

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Exterior | Attached Parts

Always looking good

Attached parts produced with BASF products have an excellent surface quality, can be painted easily, and are extremely resistant to influences like sunlight or heat.

Elastolit® is easy to paint and has first-class mechanical characteristics. For example, BASF plastics help keep mirror housings glossy and in place.

For the inside mechanics and the mirror arms, the versatile engineering plastics of Ultramid®, Ultradur® and Ultraform® are the materials of choice. They offer excellent mechanical properties and good design possibilities.

Powertrain & Chassis | Air Filter

Sealing the air filters

BASF products help make air filters heat-resistant and feature a good relation of stiffness and toughness. They can be fitted precisely and sealed in place both perfectly and reliably so they can easily fulfill their crucial role in a vehicle’s design.

The plastic Elastofoam® I material can be used for radial air filters with its foamed edge to secure filters properly in place. Air filter housings made with Ultramid® are heat resistant and remain rigid in high-temperature environments. Ultramid® housings can easily withstand temperatures of up to 120°C in the engine compartment.