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Reach Zero Evap Standards with Emission Control Technology

Nov 09, 2016

Reach Zero Evap Standards with Emission Control Technology

From catalysts, coatings and plastics to polyurethane foams and battery materials, BASF offers many solutions to reduce emissions and help automakers meet CAFE regulations.

Jul 21, 2016

Achieve CAFE Standards with 9 Sustainable Products

Meeting the Electromobility Demand with Battery Materials

Jul 07, 2016

Meeting the Electromobility Demand with Battery Materials

Incorporating Honeycomb Design for Automotive Lightweighting

Jun 16, 2016

Incorporating Honeycomb Design for Automotive Lightweighting

BASF Advanced Plastic Parts ContiTech Cadillac Strut Mount

Apr 06, 2016

How Automotive Composite Materials are Lightweighting Cars

The 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang with a carbon fiber composite grille opening reinforcement (GOR). Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Dec 09, 2015

Mustang Lightens Its Grille with New Carbon Fiber Composite

BASF’s Basotect® TG melamine foam is used in the engine cover for various Volkswagen vehicles.

Oct 15, 2015

Combating Heat and Noise Associated With Fuel Efficient Engines

Floatility's new lightweight and solar powered electric scooter, a boost to sustainable urban mobility.

Sep 03, 2015

Floating Over the Last Mile to Solve Short Commutes

Problem Solving for Future Transportation Issues, Today

Jun 15, 2015

Problem Solving for Future Transportation Issues, Today

Reach Zero Evap Standards with Emission Control Technology

Nov 09, 2016

Reach Zero Evap Standards with Emission Control Technology

Across the globe, evaporative emissions are being regulated to reduce air pollution--with the end goal to drive fuel vapor emissions down toward zero. OEMs and engine manufacturers are striving to meet stringent zero evap standards with a minimal impact on vehicle design and performance. A partner in this ongoing effort is BASF, which is creating innovative, cost-effective solutions.

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From catalysts, coatings and plastics to polyurethane foams and battery materials, BASF offers many solutions to reduce emissions and help automakers meet CAFE regulations.

Jul 21, 2016

Achieve CAFE Standards with 9 Sustainable Products

The U.S. Government's Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards mandated a more than doubling of vehicle fuel efficiency to 54.5 miles per gallon by the year 2025, representing a formidable challenge given technology available at that time. Yet in an industry where innovation is critical to success, OEMs and suppliers have made substantial strides toward meeting these requirements, in turn developing a wide array of technologies in production today.

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Meeting the Electromobility Demand with Battery Materials

Jul 07, 2016

Meeting the Electromobility Demand with Battery Materials

BASF believes that by 2020 approximately 5~8 percent of car production will be pure electric or plug-in electric vehicles, on top of other systems like stop-start and micro-hybrid.

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Incorporating Honeycomb Design for Automotive Lightweighting

Jun 16, 2016

Incorporating Honeycomb Design for Automotive Lightweighting

The honeycomb design found in the insect world is making its way into the auto industry, beating out man-made blow molded polypropylene in terms of strength and weight.

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BASF Advanced Plastic Parts ContiTech Cadillac Strut Mount

Apr 06, 2016

How Automotive Composite Materials are Lightweighting Cars

Check out three ways BASF's Ultramid® polyamides were used to replace heavier materials and ensure the quality of standard for these premium brands.

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The 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang with a carbon fiber composite grille opening reinforcement (GOR). Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Dec 09, 2015

Mustang Lightens Its Grille with New Carbon Fiber Composite

Ford Performance wanted to showcase innovation on the 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang by creating a grille opening reinforcement made of carbon fiber. Ford approached Magna International Inc. to assist in the development of a lightweight GOR concept for the Shelby GT350. BASF was invited by Magna to suggest lightweight material concepts, which resulted in a carbon fiber GOR that was 24 percent lighter than the prior plastic-metal hybrid design.

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BASF’s Basotect® TG melamine foam is used in the engine cover for various Volkswagen vehicles.

Oct 15, 2015

Combating Heat and Noise Associated With Fuel Efficient Engines

The road to meeting global fuel efficiency standards has automakers trying to do more with less, like combining direct injection powertrains for high performance and cutting vehicle mass with lightweight materials. These smaller and increasingly efficient powerplants are becoming more widespread, especially in North America where the 2025 deadline for the Corporate-Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard is nearing. The federal mandate will require cars and trucks reach at least 54.5 miles per gallon.

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Floatility's new lightweight and solar powered electric scooter, a boost to sustainable urban mobility.

Sep 03, 2015

Floating Over the Last Mile to Solve Short Commutes

Imagine taking the subway only to get off and have to walk to your bus stop, job or home. This is a daily occurrence, because walking an hour to your final destination seems more sufficient than sitting in the car stuck in traffic. But what if you had a solution to get from point A to B more conveniently, eliminating that last mile frustration?

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Problem Solving for Future Transportation Issues, Today

Jun 15, 2015

Problem Solving for Future Transportation Issues, Today

A clear, blue ocean - a scenic treasure, a tranquil escape. You may be thinking, "Why's he writing about his latest vacation?" I'm not. Instead, it's a glimpse into a set of business objectives and goals within BASF. Our strategy is not only driven by growth with our current solutions and customers, but also taking advantage of "blue oceans," or opportunities to break into new spaces, markets, regions, etc. through a consistent pipeline of innovations.

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