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BASF's Composite Expertise Means Metal Sits Out for Lincoln Continental Seat

Jan 09, 2017

BASF's Composite Expertise Means Metal Sits Out for Lincoln Continental Seat

Innovation Focused 'Think Tank' for Auto Solutions in Mexico

Jul 28, 2015

Innovation Focused 'Think Tank' for Auto Solutions in Mexico

Pictured above is China's first all-plastic backrest and seat pan.

Jul 09, 2015

China's First All-Plastic Backrest and Seat Pan

Skinny automotive seats is an emerging trend in the automotive industry as engineers are tasked with reducing space, weight and cost of today's car seats without sacrificing comfort.

Mar 05, 2015

Skinny Automotive Seats: More Space, Less Cost, Still Comfy

Slentite™: New High-performance insulation material for customized climate management.

Sep 19, 2014

Extending Electric Vehicle Range Through Heat Management Solutions

A Makeover for Montreal's Metro Cars - New Cars Offer Quieter Ride

May 28, 2014

A Makeover for Montreal's Metro Cars - New Cars Offer Quieter Ride

BASF chemistry was used in an innovative way to maximize weight and space savings in these car sear concepts.

Apr 14, 2014

3 Plastic Solutions Making Cars More Comfortable and Efficient

The plastic seat backrest saves weight and increases interior space.

Apr 04, 2014

BMW i3: Filled with High-Performance Plastic

Cellasto Helps Defend Against Winter's Worst Potholes

Mar 15, 2014

Cellasto Helps Defend Against Winter's Worst Potholes

BASF's Composite Expertise Means Metal Sits Out for Lincoln Continental Seat

Jan 09, 2017

BASF's Composite Expertise Means Metal Sits Out for Lincoln Continental Seat

Ford Motor Co. wanted to introduce an innovative seating architecture for the highly anticipated, all-new Lincoln Continental. When overhauling the system, the automaker was looking to lightweight the front row seats in this iconic luxury vehicle, making the transition from metal to plastic material without sacrificing the inclusion of best-in-class comfort features.

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Innovation Focused 'Think Tank' for Auto Solutions in Mexico

Jul 28, 2015

Innovation Focused 'Think Tank' for Auto Solutions in Mexico

Mexico's automotive industry is experiencing unprecedented growth and is quickly becoming one of the strongest auto manufacturing markets in the world. Mexico has an estimated production volume of 3.3 million vehicles for 2015. And 83 percent of the production is exported, making Mexico the fourth largest exporter in the world. Add in the recent influx of luxury vehicles now being produced in Mexico, and the question is no longer, "why invest in Mexico?" - but rather, "why not invest in Mexico?"

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Pictured above is China's first all-plastic backrest and seat pan.

Jul 09, 2015

China's First All-Plastic Backrest and Seat Pan

A recent Automotive Seating Study from Johnson Controls found that a majority of consumers said driver comfort had the most impact on their latest vehicle purchase when compared with other vehicle interior attributes. Is it possible then for automakers to meet this demand for comfort while achieving even tighter and lighter weight automotive seating solutions?

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Skinny automotive seats is an emerging trend in the automotive industry as engineers are tasked with reducing space, weight and cost of today's car seats without sacrificing comfort.

Mar 05, 2015

Skinny Automotive Seats: More Space, Less Cost, Still Comfy

It seems like everything these days has a "skinny" option - skinny jeans, skinny popcorn, skinny beverages. This emerging trend has even made its way into the automotive industry with skinny automotive seats. As automakers grapple to meet the stringent CAFE standards by 2025, they started by lightweighting the frame because it's the largest part of the vehicle. Just last year, that brought about vehicles with fully aluminum or carbon-fiber frames. Now, as engineers begin to look beyond the frame and into the interior, the seat is another obvious element that can withstand losing some weight. Thus, the thinned-out automotive seating trend commences.

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Slentite™: New High-performance insulation material for customized climate management.

Sep 19, 2014

Extending Electric Vehicle Range Through Heat Management Solutions

Increased driving range. Every electric vehicle owner wants it. Every electric vehicle manufacturer strives to achieve it. Many factors impact electric vehicle (EV) range, which makes for a delicate balancing act for OEMs and suppliers. From vehicle aerodynamics, battery size and weight, to battery power drains from features consumers expect like infotainment systems, power windows, and automatic locks and seats, manufacturers are looking at every possible way to increase the drive range of EVs and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV).

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A Makeover for Montreal's Metro Cars - New Cars Offer Quieter Ride

May 28, 2014

A Makeover for Montreal's Metro Cars - New Cars Offer Quieter Ride

In the hustle and bustle of big cities, the Metro often becomes one of the most sacred lifelines to both townies and tourists alike. This is definitely the case in Montreal. According to its website, The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) provides more than 1.3 million passenger trips each day, helping people get to and from work and explore all the city has to offer. There's one problem though... The metro system's cars have not been updated since it was built 40 years ago... that is, until now!

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BASF chemistry was used in an innovative way to maximize weight and space savings in these car sear concepts.

Apr 14, 2014

3 Plastic Solutions Making Cars More Comfortable and Efficient

We will have a significant presence at Chinaplas 2014, Asia's No. 1 plastics and rubber trade fair, which showcases plastic innovations that can help address sustainability challenges around the world. The event takes place April 23 - 26 in Shanghai. We will be highlighting our lightweight solutions that improve automotive fuel efficiency and comfort, consumer product safety, environmental performance of buildings and manufacturing efficiencies.

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The plastic seat backrest saves weight and increases interior space.

Apr 04, 2014

BMW i3: Filled with High-Performance Plastic

The BMW i3 may be a sleek, urban electric car but what we find most interesting is the fact that the body and frame are completely made out of carbon-reinforced plastic (CFRP). There's a lot of "firsts" with this car and we are proud to have had played a role in several of them.

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Cellasto Helps Defend Against Winter's Worst Potholes

Mar 15, 2014

Cellasto Helps Defend Against Winter's Worst Potholes

A winter deemed bad enough to warrant the title "polar vortex" has wreaked havoc on our roads, creating an abundance of potholes and potential damage for our cars. A spring aid is one vehicle component that helps reduce the negative effects of a pothole.

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