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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

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 Hyundai RN30 Co-Creation Chemistry Supercharged 3

Oct 18, 2016

Behind the Scenes: The Co-Creation of the Hyundai RN30 Concept Car

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

7 Tips to Keeping Car Cabins Cool

Jun 21, 2014

7 Tips to Keeping Car Cabins Cool

Cellasto Helps Defend Against Winter's Worst Potholes

Mar 15, 2014

Cellasto Helps Defend Against Winter's Worst Potholes

Under the Hood Foam Reduces Engine Noise

Feb 01, 2014

Under the Hood Foam Reduces Engine Noise

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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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 Hyundai RN30 Co-Creation Chemistry Supercharged 3

Oct 18, 2016

Behind the Scenes: The Co-Creation of the Hyundai RN30 Concept Car

BASF RN30 project coordinators - Nok-young Choi and Billy Kim - share a behind the scenes look at the creation of this chemistry supercharged, high-performance vehicle. Nok-young is a product developer in BASF's Performance Materials division and Billy is the global account leader supporting the Hyundai business.

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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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7 Tips to Keeping Car Cabins Cool

Jun 21, 2014

7 Tips to Keeping Car Cabins Cool

Summer is officially here, and with that comes pool parties, barbeques and road trips. Be careful though! When a car is left in the warm sun all day, it can result in dangerously hot interior temperatures. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, when outside temperatures are at 80 F or above, the inside of our cars can reach up to 172 F.

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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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Under the Hood Foam Reduces Engine Noise

Feb 01, 2014

Under the Hood Foam Reduces Engine Noise

Motorists have a great deal of sounds they have to listen for and pay attention to while driving - sirens, pedestrians, other vehicles and even the radio. Their engine should not be one of them. Helping to meet the customer desire for a quieter vehicle is Basotect® melamine foam. Basotect is a flexible, open-cell foam made from melamine resin, a thermoset polymer. The feature characteristic is its three-dimensional network structure.

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