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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

The ABC’s of Today’s U.S. Emissions Regulations

Aug 27, 2014

The ABC's of Today's U.S. Emissions Regulations

BASF inaugurated its largest European production plant for mobile emissions catalysts in Środa Śląska, Poland, on July 18, 2014

Jul 25, 2014

Doubling Catalyst Manufacturing Capacity in Europe

New Technology Makes Natural Gas Marketable

Jun 04, 2014

New Technology Makes Natural Gas Marketable

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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The ABC’s of Today’s U.S. Emissions Regulations

Aug 27, 2014

The ABC's of Today's U.S. Emissions Regulations

With so many emissions standards, it can be hard to keep track of what's current and coming soon, especially with all the acronyms flying around. To help, here is a glossary of some important terms and what they mean for light-duty vehicles in the U.S.

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BASF inaugurated its largest European production plant for mobile emissions catalysts in Środa Śląska, Poland, on July 18, 2014

Jul 25, 2014

Doubling Catalyst Manufacturing Capacity in Europe

Today, it takes more than 100 cars with catalytic converters to produce the same emissions from just one pre-1974 vehicle. The catalyst is doing its job and keeping the air we breathe cleaner by reducing harmful emission levels. However, there is more to be done especially with impending regulations on the horizon - this is where innovators in the space come in. BASF, the leading mobile emission catalyst supplier, is continuing to expand both its innovation and production capabilities.

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New Technology Makes Natural Gas Marketable

Jun 04, 2014

New Technology Makes Natural Gas Marketable

What's an MOF? No, it's not the latest acronym kids these days are using. It stands for metal organic framework (MOF), a new solution in the transportation industry that could allow for more efficient storage of natural gas and other gases, such as hydrogen and carbon dioxide.

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