BASF has a presence at many of the major automotive industry events and activities taking place. In the coming months, BASF will be attending the following events.

Upcoming Events

Jan. 16 - Jan. 17 2019
NAIAS (North American International Auto Show) 2019

BASF Technology & Innovation Suite – by invitation only

North American International Auto Show, January 14-27, 2019

Detroit is where future mobility innovations meet the pavement. With the largest concentration of the world’s top automotive and technology executives, designers, engineers and thought leaders, the North American International Auto Show serves as the global stage for companies to debut brand-defining vehicles and industry-shaping announcements.

Past Events

Nov. 7 - Nov. 7 2018
SPE Innovation Awards Gala

Livonia, Michigan

The 48th-Annual SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Competition

SPE’s Automotive Innovation Awards program is the oldest and largest competition of its kind in the the automotive and plastics industries. Dozens of teams made up of OEMs, tier suppliers, and polymer producers submit nominations describing their part, system, or complete vehicle module and why it merits the claim as Year’s Most Innovative Use of Plastics. 

Oct. 23 - Oct. 25 2018
Automotive Interiors Expo 2018

BASF Booth #A526, Novi, Michigan

Chemistry Driven Innovation for the Car Interior of the Future

Are you looking for lightweight solutions for your seating applications?  Do you want to do integrated, functionalized designs with plastic materials that look good without you having to paint them? Are you looking for new innovations in composites? Then please visit BASF at booth A526 to learn more.  We will be showing honeycomb loadfloor technology, composite seating technology as well as two new products for injection molding – Ultramid® Vision and Ultramid® Deep Gloss. Ultramid® Vision is the first semi-transparent polyamide that allows light to pass through largely unhindered. It works very well for parts where a visual check, illumination or light design is required. Ultramid® Deep Gloss is a specialty polyamide that combines the chemical resistance of semi-crystalline polyamides with the high gloss and the depth of view of amorphous plastics.  It's a product that works well in automotive interior applications because you can get the high gloss finish without having to add a coating.

Don’t worry, be glossy

Automotive Interiors Expo 2018

Automotive Interiors Expo, Novi, Michigan, is about quality, color, texture, touch, feel and innovation. Specialty finishes are a strong theme of the expo, with some companies offering plastic compounding and masterbatching, metalized plastics and chrome-look plastics, and others presenting hot foil stamping and film insert molding.