Applications for 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.

Powertrain & Chassis | Soundproofing

Silence under the hood

BASF products can ideally fulfill the rising demand for soundproofing in car construc...

BASF products can ideally fulfill the rising demand for soundproofing in car construction. The lightweight Basotect® foam is used for sound insulation in the engine hood cover because of its outstanding acoustic performance, high heat resistance, high fire safety, favorable fogging behavior and chemical resistance.

Elastic foams made with Elastoflex® protect against the heat and noise of the engine compartment. They are resistant to high temperatures and reduce unpleasant vibrations.

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Powertrain & Chassis | Lubricants

Gearing up

Compared to typical petroleum gear oils, BASF’s gear lubricants are designed for exte...

Compared to typical petroleum gear oils, BASF’s gear lubricants are designed for extended drain service and improved wear protection. Our Emgard® gear oil contains additives to withstand extreme pressure, along with oxidation and corrosion inhibitors to protect gears and bearings. This results in longer gear life under a wide variety of conditions by providing high film strength and superior low temperature performance.

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Powertrain & Chassis | Oil Circuit

Keeping the pistons strong

For car parts in contact with oil, the requirements are very high. BASF’s Ultramid®, ...

For car parts in contact with oil, the requirements are very high. BASF’s Ultramid®, Ultrason® and Ultradur® engineering plastics have proven suitability in several applications. Thanks to their high heat standards, good oil resistance and excellent mechanical strength, these high-performance plastics can be used for oil control pistons. These materials also withstand very high long-term service temperatures and show an outstanding hydrolysis resistance.

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Powertrain & Chassis | Fuel Additives

Protecting and cleaning the fuel system

Keropur® multifunctional performance packages help keep engines clean and protect the...

Keropur® multifunctional performance packages help keep engines clean and protect the entire fuel system. BASF’s portfolio includes gasoline and diesel performance packages for maximum engine cleanliness, better fuel economy, lower emissions and optimal driving experience.

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Powertrain & Chassis | Fuel Circuit

Stable enough for biodiesel

For tank applications in contact with gasoline or diesel, plastics like Ultraform® ha...

For tank applications in contact with gasoline or diesel, plastics like Ultraform® have to be chemically resistant. A fuel filter made of Ultraform®, for example, creates a plastic that is very high fuel and long-term heat resistant while maintaining good electrical insulation properties.  BASF also offers an Ultraform® type that is significantly more stable in biodiesel than competitive materials.

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Powertrain & Chassis | E-Mobility

E-Mobility

Almost every aspect of e-mobility is impacted by chemistry starting with the cathode ...

Almost every aspect of e-mobility is impacted by chemistry starting with the cathode materials and electrolytes needed to optimize battery performance.

Our diverse portfolio of performance materials that includes engineering plastics, epoxy systems and polyurethanes can be used to create a variety of lightweight, durable components including battery pack housings, cell frames, cables, connectors and charging stations.

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Powertrain & Chassis | Coolants

Cooling the engine

Glysantin® – the original engine coolant from BASF – has been Europe’s best selling p...

Glysantin® – the original engine coolant from BASF – has been Europe’s best selling premium-grade coolant since introduced in 1929. Glysantin® is the No. 1 coolant thanks to its unique triple action that protects engines from damage by corrosion, frost and overheating. BASF works in close cooperation with leading OEMs to develop the best coolant for each vehicle. Glysantin® has been officially approved for many years.

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Powertrain & Chassis | Chassis

Safe and smooth running

Passenger comfort and driving dynamics play a crucial role in the success of a car. B...

Passenger comfort and driving dynamics play a crucial role in the success of a car. BASF products for the chassis offer maximum driving comfort, sportiness and safety. With Cellasto® damping systems, noise and vibration are effectively reduced, helping improve the overall consumer experience inside a vehicle’s cabin.

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Powertrain & Chassis | Catalytic Converter

Cleaning the air

As the global leader in catalysis, BASF has unsurpassed expertise in developing innov...

As the global leader in catalysis, BASF has unsurpassed expertise in developing innovative emission control technologies for a wide range of applications to enable clean air for a healthier, more sustainable future. New engine technologies, tightening emission regulations and fluctuating precious metals prices create emissions control challenges. We help make our customers more successful with innovative, cost-effective solutions to meet the toughest emissions control regulations.

The innovative FWC™ (four-way catalyst) combines the functionality of a TWC (three-way catalyst) with a filter to remove all four pollutants with just one component.

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Powertrain & Chassis | Soundproofing

Silence under the hood

BASF products can ideally fulfill the rising demand for soundproofing in car construction. The lightweight Basotect® foam is used for sound insulation in the engine hood cover because of its outstanding acoustic performance, high heat resistance, high fire safety, favorable fogging behavior and chemical resistance.

Elastic foams made with Elastoflex® protect against the heat and noise of the engine compartment. They are resistant to high temperatures and reduce unpleasant vibrations.

Powertrain & Chassis | Lubricants

Gearing up

Compared to typical petroleum gear oils, BASF’s gear lubricants are designed for extended drain service and improved wear protection. Our Emgard® gear oil contains additives to withstand extreme pressure, along with oxidation and corrosion inhibitors to protect gears and bearings. This results in longer gear life under a wide variety of conditions by providing high film strength and superior low temperature performance.

Powertrain & Chassis | Oil Circuit

Keeping the pistons strong

For car parts in contact with oil, the requirements are very high. BASF’s Ultramid®, Ultrason® and Ultradur® engineering plastics have proven suitability in several applications. Thanks to their high heat standards, good oil resistance and excellent mechanical strength, these high-performance plastics can be used for oil control pistons. These materials also withstand very high long-term service temperatures and show an outstanding hydrolysis resistance.

Powertrain & Chassis | Fuel Additives

Protecting and cleaning the fuel system

Keropur® multifunctional performance packages help keep engines clean and protect the entire fuel system. BASF’s portfolio includes gasoline and diesel performance packages for maximum engine cleanliness, better fuel economy, lower emissions and optimal driving experience.

Powertrain & Chassis | Fuel Circuit

Stable enough for biodiesel

For tank applications in contact with gasoline or diesel, plastics like Ultraform® have to be chemically resistant. A fuel filter made of Ultraform®, for example, creates a plastic that is very high fuel and long-term heat resistant while maintaining good electrical insulation properties.  BASF also offers an Ultraform® type that is significantly more stable in biodiesel than competitive materials.

Powertrain & Chassis | E-Mobility

E-Mobility

Almost every aspect of e-mobility is impacted by chemistry starting with the cathode materials and electrolytes needed to optimize battery performance.

Our diverse portfolio of performance materials that includes engineering plastics, epoxy systems and polyurethanes can be used to create a variety of lightweight, durable components including battery pack housings, cell frames, cables, connectors and charging stations.

Powertrain & Chassis | Coolants

Cooling the engine

Glysantin® – the original engine coolant from BASF – has been Europe’s best selling premium-grade coolant since introduced in 1929. Glysantin® is the No. 1 coolant thanks to its unique triple action that protects engines from damage by corrosion, frost and overheating. BASF works in close cooperation with leading OEMs to develop the best coolant for each vehicle. Glysantin® has been officially approved for many years.

Powertrain & Chassis | Chassis

Safe and smooth running

Passenger comfort and driving dynamics play a crucial role in the success of a car. BASF products for the chassis offer maximum driving comfort, sportiness and safety. With Cellasto® damping systems, noise and vibration are effectively reduced, helping improve the overall consumer experience inside a vehicle’s cabin.

Powertrain & Chassis | Catalytic Converter

Cleaning the air

As the global leader in catalysis, BASF has unsurpassed expertise in developing innovative emission control technologies for a wide range of applications to enable clean air for a healthier, more sustainable future. New engine technologies, tightening emission regulations and fluctuating precious metals prices create emissions control challenges. We help make our customers more successful with innovative, cost-effective solutions to meet the toughest emissions control regulations.

The innovative FWC™ (four-way catalyst) combines the functionality of a TWC (three-way catalyst) with a filter to remove all four pollutants with just one component.