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Pictured above is BASF's universal computer simulation instrument, ULTRASIM®.

Mar 25, 2015

Predicting Plastic Part Performance With Up To 90 Percent Confidence

Look Out Aluminum, Thermoplastic Composites Can Reduce More Mass

Mar 19, 2015

Look Out Aluminum, Thermoplastic Composites Can Reduce More Mass

Teaming Up to Tackle Automotive Lightweighting

Aug 05, 2014

Teaming Up to Tackle Automotive Lightweighting

Metal components can be replaced with plastic parts in the charge air system.

Jul 08, 2014

Can Plastic Parts Survive a Turbo's Hot Air?

How Automotive Heat Insulation and Reflective Products Reduce Car Temps

Jun 21, 2014

Automotive Heat Insulation and Reflective Solutions Reduce Car Temperature

New Technology Makes Natural Gas Marketable

Jun 04, 2014

New Technology Makes Natural Gas Marketable

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

BASF sponsorship at 2013 SAE World Congress included a charging station to keep attendees connected throughout the event.

Mar 13, 2014

"Achieving Efficiency" at 2013 SAE World Congress

Presenting Our Off-Road Solutions at CONEXPO

Mar 07, 2014

Presenting Our Off-Road Solutions at CONEXPO

Pictured above is BASF's universal computer simulation instrument, ULTRASIM®.

Mar 25, 2015

Predicting Plastic Part Performance With Up To 90 Percent Confidence

Performance material plastics have the opportunity to overpower metal components within the makeup of the vehicle, as automakers continue down the road to lightweighting. But this only works if the part measures up to the performance of steel or aluminum, holds up under pressure and protects the vehicle's precious cargo. Unfortunately, the current standard performance analysis tools are just not cutting it.

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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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Teaming Up to Tackle Automotive Lightweighting

Aug 05, 2014

Teaming Up to Tackle Automotive Lightweighting

Lightweighting is a key initiative in the industry, as automakers are under pressure to reduce weight to achieve the optimum fuel efficiency. But reaching all the new industry standards is certainly easier said than done. Mass reduction efforts are not without challenges. With creativity and collaboration, there is a great opportunity for the automotive industry to rise to the occasion.

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Metal components can be replaced with plastic parts in the charge air system.

Jul 08, 2014

Can Plastic Parts Survive a Turbo's Hot Air?

The use of turbochargers by automakers to boost a vehicle's torque and horsepower in smaller engines is expected to increase rapidly over the next five years. Driving this growth are twin pressures on the global auto industry to reduce fuel consumption and exhaust emissions, which in turn are driving an industry-wide effort to downsize engines. With more and more turbocharged vehicles on the road, BASF is focused on working with automakers to identify opportunities to lightweight engines while developing materials that can withstand the increased heat and pressure created by a turbocharger's compressor.

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How Automotive Heat Insulation and Reflective Products Reduce Car Temps

Jun 21, 2014

Automotive Heat Insulation and Reflective Solutions Reduce Car Temperature

BASF’s heat management solutions not only keep the vehicle interior cooler but also reduce the amount of energy needed to run an air conditioner. These solutions enable vehicle interiors to be less sensitive to external heat and maintain a comfortable temperature for drivers and passengers.

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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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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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BASF sponsorship at 2013 SAE World Congress included a charging station to keep attendees connected throughout the event.

Mar 13, 2014

"Achieving Efficiency" at 2013 SAE World Congress

The 2014 SAE World Congress is just a few weeks away and we are pulling together our presentations about creating new possibilities and increasing collaboration in the automotive industry. While preparing content for this year, we are looking back at what we presented at last year's SAE World Congress.

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Presenting Our Off-Road Solutions at CONEXPO

Mar 07, 2014

Presenting Our Off-Road Solutions at CONEXPO

We will be displaying many of our off-road diesel technologies this week at CONEXPO, an event that features equipment, technology and product breakthroughs in construction. "As fuel efficiency standards increase for off-road and on-road commercial vehicles, the BASF mobile emissions catalyst business is well-positioned to help customers manage more challenging engine-out emissions profiles from new powertrain designs," said Chris Arendoski, head of marketing for BASF mobile emissions catalysts.

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