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Six Ways Materials Can Enhance Ride-Hailing Vehicles

Mar 05, 2018

Six Ways Materials Can Enhance Ride-Hailing Vehicles

Powering Hybrid/Electric Vehicles with Materials that Matter

Sep 11, 2017

Powering Hybrid/Electric Vehicles with Materials that Matter

Ultramid Endure Duct with Manifold

May 09, 2017

Debuting on 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia, BASF's Plastic Can Take the Heat

Dr. Elena Khazova is carrying out thermography or heat measurements of a vacuum insulation panel (VIP) containing the high-performance foam. For comparison, a panel with conventional polystyrene insulating material is used. In the test, the insulating materials are placed on a hot plate. By using an infrared camera, the temperature differences on the surface become visible. The vacuum panel with the high-performance foam remains at approximately room temperature, whereas the temperature of the conventional insulating material rises by 11°C. Print free of charge. Copyright by BASF.

Apr 18, 2017

BASF Brings Innovation to Global Lightweighting Demand

BASF Coating Based Solutions Meet "Zero Evap" Standards

Nov 09, 2016

BASF Coating Based Solutions Meet "Zero Evap" Standards

9 Solutions BASF Offers to Help Automakers Meet CAFE Standards

Jul 21, 2016

9 Solutions BASF Offers to Help Automakers Meet CAFE Standards

Mit dem Polyurethan-Schaumsystem Elastoflex® E von BASF ist es erstmals gelungen, ein Autoaußenbauteil in Sandwich-Wabentechnik mit Class-A-Folie in Großserie herzustellen. Das Dachmodul im Standardmodell des neuen smart fortwo besteht aus einer Papierwabe und zwei umschließenden Glasfasermatten, die mit Elastoflex® E 3532 besprüht und mit einer durchgefärbten Class-A-Oberflächenfolie verpresst werden. In einem einzigen Arbeitsschritt entsteht so ein Dachmodul, das um 30 Prozent leichter ist als das Seriendach des Vorgängermodells. Photo: Daimler/BASF 2015  With the polyurethane foam system Elastoflex® E from BASF it is possible for the first time to mass-produce an exterior car part featuring a honeycomb sandwich structure with a class-A film. The roof module in the standard model of the new smart fortwo consists of a paper honeycomb and two surrounding glass fiber mats. These are sprayed with Elastoflex® E 3532 and pressed together with a solid-colored class-A film. A single operation thus produces a roof module which is around 30 percent lighter than the standard roof on the previous model.  Photo: Daimler/BASF 2015

Jun 16, 2016

Honeycomb Structure is the Bee's-Knees for Automotive Lightweighting

BASF Advanced Plastic Parts ContiTech Cadillac Strut Mount

Apr 06, 2016

3 New Ways Advanced Composite Materials Are Light Weighting Today's 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