Applications for 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.

Safety | Passenger Safety

Innovations in airbags

BASF products protect passengers from more severe injuries if they are in a crash by ...

BASF products protect passengers from more severe injuries if they are in a crash by absorbing impacting energy – like a protective shield.  BASF was the first company to introduce an airbag housing made of plastic. The latest innovation is the use of engineering plastics like Ultramid® for the center module of the head-side airbag. Airbags made of Ultramid® are lighter than metal as well as quicker to manufacture.

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Safety | Pedestrian Safety

Keeping pedestrians safe

BASF played a pioneering role when introducing the lower bumper stiffener, a new comp...

BASF played a pioneering role when introducing the lower bumper stiffener, a new component made of our Ultramid® engineering plastic. It can be found beneath the bumper, preventing the legs of a pedestrian from being caught underneath the car in a head-on collision. Foams made of Neopolen® stand out for their high energy absorption, reduced weight, good resilience, and chemical resistance. Plus, bumpers made of the lightweight foam Neopolen® will deform during a crash, absorbing the impact energy.

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Safety | Brake Fluid

Brake fluid with built-in safety features

Hydraulan® brake fluids provide maximum braking safety. As a result of numerous fleet...

Hydraulan® brake fluids provide maximum braking safety. As a result of numerous fleet tests in conjunction with the automotive industry, brake fluids from BASF stand for safety and top-class performance for the highest operating requirements.

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Safety | Passenger Safety

Innovations in airbags

BASF products protect passengers from more severe injuries if they are in a crash by absorbing impacting energy – like a protective shield.  BASF was the first company to introduce an airbag housing made of plastic. The latest innovation is the use of engineering plastics like Ultramid® for the center module of the head-side airbag. Airbags made of Ultramid® are lighter than metal as well as quicker to manufacture.

Safety | Pedestrian Safety

Keeping pedestrians safe

BASF played a pioneering role when introducing the lower bumper stiffener, a new component made of our Ultramid® engineering plastic. It can be found beneath the bumper, preventing the legs of a pedestrian from being caught underneath the car in a head-on collision. Foams made of Neopolen® stand out for their high energy absorption, reduced weight, good resilience, and chemical resistance. Plus, bumpers made of the lightweight foam Neopolen® will deform during a crash, absorbing the impact energy.

Safety | Brake Fluid

Brake fluid with built-in safety features

Hydraulan® brake fluids provide maximum braking safety. As a result of numerous fleet tests in conjunction with the automotive industry, brake fluids from BASF stand for safety and top-class performance for the highest operating requirements.