News for Emissions Reduction

Latest Stories

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

Carbon Fiber Composites: Ready for a Mainstream Debut

Apr 20, 2015

Carbon Fiber Composites: Ready for a Mainstream Debut

Look Out Aluminum, Thermoplastic Composites Can Reduce More Mass

Mar 19, 2015

Look Out Aluminum, Thermoplastic Composites Can Reduce More Mass

Pictured above are several spent automotive catalysts.

Jan 31, 2015

The Secret Behind Precious Metal Recycling in the Auto Industry

BASF Sustainability Solutions are Steering the Automotive Industry

Jan 27, 2015

BASF Sustainability Solutions are Steering the Automotive Industry

Reduce Harmful Ground Level Ozone with New Catalyst Coating

Jan 13, 2015

Reduce Harmful Ground Level Ozone with New Catalyst Coating

Battery Packaging Can Stand to Lose Some Weight

Sep 04, 2014

Battery Packaging Can Stand to Lose Some Weight

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.

Read the news release
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?

Read the news release
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.

Read the news release
Carbon Fiber Composites: Ready for a Mainstream Debut

Apr 20, 2015

Carbon Fiber Composites: Ready for a Mainstream Debut

Vehicles constructed of mixed materials are becoming increasingly common as a result of impending fuel economy and CO2 emissions regulations. Now, more than ever, automakers are paying particular attention to which material is best and how it should be utilized in the vehicle. Fiber-reinforced composites are ideal and the industry is taking notice. BASF has found that automakers can shave weight off as plastic parts are up to 40 percent lighter than metal.

Read the news release
Look Out Aluminum, Thermoplastic Composites Can Reduce More Mass

Mar 19, 2015

Look Out Aluminum, Thermoplastic Composites Can Reduce More Mass

"Aluminum Inferior to Steel? Not On The 2015 Ford F-150" "Ford's aluminum F-150 takes Truck of the Year" "After the Groundbreaking 2015 F-150, Should We Expect Aluminum Ford Cars Next?" We've all seen the headlines; aluminum has dominated the lightweighting conversation ever since Ford announced the fully aluminum body structure on its 2015 Ford F-150. But is it worth all that buzz?

Read the news release
Pictured above are several spent automotive catalysts.

Jan 31, 2015

The Secret Behind Precious Metal Recycling in the Auto Industry

As vehicle sales continue to grow globally, the number of cars reaching the end of their journey also increases thus making the automotive industry a big player in platinum-group metals (PGM), which include palladium, platinum, ruthenium, rhodium, osmium, and iridium, recycling. The vehicle's catalyst is one of the largest users of PGM resources, using the equivalent of 51 percent of the world's demand in 2010, as indicated by the International Platinum Group Metals association. But when the vehicle is scrapped, the precious metal contained in the car's catalytic converter can be recycled and incorporated into new catalysts to increase overall cost-efficiency.

Read the news release
BASF Sustainability Solutions are Steering the Automotive Industry

Jan 27, 2015

BASF Sustainability Solutions are Steering the Automotive Industry

BASF is focused on creating chemistry solutions that are sustainable -- solutions that balance the economic, societal and environmental impact of all the industries it serves. For the automotive industry, BASF has many products that offer substantive sustainability benefits including lighter weight plastics, improved battery materials and energy storage, advanced solutions for catalytic converters to reduce emissions, and integrated coatings that are more eco-efficient.

Read the news release
Reduce Harmful Ground Level Ozone with New Catalyst Coating

Jan 13, 2015

Reduce Harmful Ground Level Ozone with New Catalyst Coating

Industrialization has led to the increase of pollutants in the air we breathe, especially in big cities. And the effects are not to be taken lightly. In fact, 7 million premature deaths were linked to air pollution in 2012, according to the World Health Organization. Ground level ozone, a leading contributor to smog, a certain type of pollutant, can lead to serious environmental and health problems.

Read the news release
Battery Packaging Can Stand to Lose Some Weight

Sep 04, 2014

Battery Packaging Can Stand to Lose Some Weight

With the growing understanding of how plastics and composites can help lighten engine components and systems, more OEMs are focusing on the battery packaging inside an electric vehicle's powertrain and how to minimize its size and weight. "Every pound deleted calculates into distance added per charge," said Calvin Nichols, transportation market segment manager at BASF. This challenge has long concerned automotive engineers, especially because a more powerful, often bigger and heavier, battery is needed to power cars for the distances that today's consumer's desire.

Read the news release