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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

Look Out Aluminum, Thermoplastic Composites Can Reduce More Mass

Mar 19, 2015

Look Out Aluminum, Thermoplastic Composites Can Reduce More Mass

Skinny automotive seats is an emerging trend in the automotive industry as engineers are tasked with reducing space, weight and cost of today's car seats without sacrificing comfort.

Mar 05, 2015

Skinny Automotive Seats: More Space, Less Cost, Still Comfy

So Cool, They're Hot: Not Every Black Pigment is Carbon Black

Jan 15, 2015

So Cool, They're Hot: Not Every Black Pigment is Carbon Black

Cellasto Helps Defend Against Winter's Worst Potholes

Mar 15, 2014

Cellasto Helps Defend Against Winter's Worst Potholes

Controlling the Temp with New Automotive Heat Management Systems

Jan 16, 2014

Controlling the Temp with New Automotive Heat Management Systems

Smart forvision Series: Cool Paint, Reflective Film Fight Heat Rays

Nov 11, 2013

Smart forvision Series: Cool Paint, Reflective Film Fight Heat Rays

Cellasto is a microcellular polyurethane elastomer created by BASF to reduce noise, vibration and harshness.

Oct 09, 2013

Detroit's "Big Three" Recognize Cellasto® Team for Quality

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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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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Skinny automotive seats is an emerging trend in the automotive industry as engineers are tasked with reducing space, weight and cost of today's car seats without sacrificing comfort.

Mar 05, 2015

Skinny Automotive Seats: More Space, Less Cost, Still Comfy

It seems like everything these days has a "skinny" option - skinny jeans, skinny popcorn, skinny beverages. This emerging trend has even made its way into the automotive industry with skinny automotive seats. As automakers grapple to meet the stringent CAFE standards by 2025, they started by lightweighting the frame because it's the largest part of the vehicle. Just last year, that brought about vehicles with fully aluminum or carbon-fiber frames. Now, as engineers begin to look beyond the frame and into the interior, the seat is another obvious element that can withstand losing some weight. Thus, the thinned-out automotive seating trend commences.

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So Cool, They're Hot: Not Every Black Pigment is Carbon Black

Jan 15, 2015

So Cool, They're Hot: Not Every Black Pigment is Carbon Black

We have all been conditioned to timidly enter our cars on a hot, sunny day. Why? Because we have come to expect the overwhelming waft of heat that escapes as the door opens along with the unpleasant 'burn' we experience as our hands and legs touch the seat or hot dash. Thankfully, engineers now have access to solutions that will reduce these effects. There's new heat management technology that can keep car interiors cool even on the hottest of days, regardless of the vehicle's color - even black!

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Cellasto Helps Defend Against Winter's Worst Potholes

Mar 15, 2014

Cellasto Helps Defend Against Winter's Worst Potholes

A winter deemed bad enough to warrant the title "polar vortex" has wreaked havoc on our roads, creating an abundance of potholes and potential damage for our cars. A spring aid is one vehicle component that helps reduce the negative effects of a pothole.

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Controlling the Temp with New Automotive Heat Management Systems

Jan 16, 2014

Controlling the Temp with New Automotive Heat Management Systems

At BASF, we recognize and embrace research that improves fuel economy for internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles and increases driving range for electric vehicles (EV) - two of the most important trends in the automotive industry today. Energy consumed by the use of heat, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in vehicles is one of the major causes for increased fuel consumption and limited battery range.

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Smart forvision Series: Cool Paint, Reflective Film Fight Heat Rays

Nov 11, 2013

Smart forvision Series: Cool Paint, Reflective Film Fight Heat Rays

No motorist enjoys being hit with a swift kick of stagnant, hot air when opening the car door, or trying to avoid touching hot surfaces that feel like hot lava after the car has sat out on a warm day. Heat management solutions not only provide a motorist with greater comfort but they also enable the car to be more efficient as less energy is required by the air conditioning unit to cool the vehicle.

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Cellasto is a microcellular polyurethane elastomer created by BASF to reduce noise, vibration and harshness.

Oct 09, 2013

Detroit's "Big Three" Recognize Cellasto® Team for Quality

In a world full of noise, the quest for quiet is never-ending, which is why the Cellasto® brand has become globally known for reducing noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) in vehicles leading to greater comfort and convenience for drivers. And, it's fantastic that our Cellasto team is getting their due attention too.

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