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Milestones, Expansion and Innovation at BASF Huntsville Site

Nov 17, 2017

Milestones, Expansion and Innovation at BASF Huntsville Site

Powering Hybrid/Electric Vehicles with Materials that Matter

Sep 11, 2017

Powering Hybrid/Electric Vehicles with Materials that Matter

Automakers can lower VOCs in vehicle's interiors with BASF

Jul 25, 2017

BASF Helps Automakers Create the New Car Smell of the Future: Odorless

Need for Transparency in Today's Digital World Influences BASF's Automotive Color Trend Predictions

Jun 19, 2017

Need for Transparency in Today's Digital World Influences BASF's Automotive Color Trend Predictions

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's Composite Expertise Means Metal Sits Out for Lincoln Continental Seat

Jan 09, 2017

BASF's Composite Expertise Means Metal Sits Out for Lincoln Continental Seat

BASF Coating Based Solutions Meet "Zero Evap" Standards

Nov 09, 2016

BASF Coating Based Solutions Meet "Zero Evap" Standards

BASF Color of the Year, a Smoky Blue, Makes its Debut at SEMA

Nov 03, 2016

BASF Color of the Year, a Smoky Blue, Makes its Debut at SEMA

Milestones, Expansion and Innovation at BASF Huntsville Site

Nov 17, 2017

Milestones, Expansion and Innovation at BASF Huntsville Site

The automotive catalytic converter is arguably the most important pollution control device ever invented, removing more than 95 percent of harmful emissions from gasoline engines since its inception nearly 50 years ago.

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Powering Hybrid/Electric Vehicles with Materials that Matter

Sep 11, 2017

Powering Hybrid/Electric Vehicles with Materials that Matter

It is estimated that 5 to 8 percent of all vehicle production will be made up of pure electric, full hybrid or plug-in hybrid vehicles by 2020, but automakers today are focusing on technologies that will help these vehicles go farther at a price point that attracts the average driver.

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Automakers can lower VOCs in vehicle's interiors with BASF

Jul 25, 2017

BASF Helps Automakers Create the New Car Smell of the Future: Odorless

It's exhilarating to drive off the lot in a brand new vehicle, inhaling the distinctive new car smell. In fact, the new car scent has such mass appeal that companies even sell air fresheners featuring the aroma. Yet, this well-known smell can negatively impact air quality. The odor inside vehicles is created when volatile organic compounds (VOC) are released from plastic, leather, rubber or textile interior components, which passengers may inhale while in the vehicle.

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Need for Transparency in Today's Digital World Influences BASF's Automotive Color Trend Predictions

Jun 19, 2017

Need for Transparency in Today's Digital World Influences BASF's Automotive Color Trend Predictions

In a digital world where data is consumed through screens and technology replaces human interaction, a stronger call is being made for more simplicity, transparency and clarity. The BASF Color Design Excellence Group gleaned this insight during its extensive research of the current cultural landscape, which inspired its 2017-18 Automotive Color Trends collection theme - Translucid.

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Ultramid Endure Duct with Manifold

May 09, 2017

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

The appetite for turbocharging technology is growing among automakers across the globe. OEMs view smaller displaced engines as a way to reach the fuel economy and tail pipe emissions standards set by regulators. By 2020, the number of powertrains using forced induction to boost power and acceleration is expected to be as high as 60 percent, with passenger vehicles and pickup trucks using turbo technology.

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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

When it comes to mega trends driving today's global auto industry, the advancements and materials that are helping manufacturers cut vehicle weight to meet stringent emissions standards are at the forefront. Considering 75 percent of fuel consumption is related to vehicle weight, the appetite for replacing metal with composite plastic, foam and natural fiber components is projected to grow in the next decade. A study performed by the Center for Automotive Research found the use of lightweight, composite materials will increase significantly if automakers want to achieve an overall weight reduction of 10 and 15 percent.

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BASF's Composite Expertise Means Metal Sits Out for Lincoln Continental Seat

Jan 09, 2017

BASF's Composite Expertise Means Metal Sits Out for Lincoln Continental Seat

Ford Motor Co. wanted to introduce an innovative seating architecture for the highly anticipated, all-new Lincoln Continental. When overhauling the system, the automaker was looking to lightweight the front row seats in this iconic luxury vehicle, making the transition from metal to plastic material without sacrificing the inclusion of best-in-class comfort features.

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BASF Coating Based Solutions Meet "Zero Evap" Standards

Nov 09, 2016

BASF Coating Based Solutions Meet "Zero Evap" Standards

Across the globe, evaporative emissions are being regulated to reduce air pollution--with the end goal to drive fuel vapor emissions down toward zero. Evaporative hydrocarbon emissions occur when fuel molecules escape from the vehicle. Hydrocarbons react with nitrogen oxides and sunlight and form ground level smog, which can cause eye irritation and aggravated breathing.

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BASF Color of the Year, a Smoky Blue, Makes its Debut at SEMA

Nov 03, 2016

BASF Color of the Year, a Smoky Blue, Makes its Debut at SEMA

Can a color represent a feeling? Paul Czornij, head of design for BASF's Color Excellence Group, believes that the color blue exudes honesty, reliability and self-expression. For those reasons, he feels that blue will continue to be a prominent color influencing the future of automotive design.

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