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PremAir means light-duty trucks, SUVs can keep trucking

May 02, 2018

PremAir means light-duty trucks, SUVs can keep trucking

Six Ways Materials Can Enhance Ride-Hailing Vehicles

Mar 05, 2018

Six Ways Materials Can Enhance Ride-Hailing Vehicles

Milestones, Expansion and Innovation at BASF Huntsville Site

Nov 17, 2017

Milestones, Expansion and Innovation at BASF Huntsville Site

Latest Material and Battery Technology Trends for Electric Vehicles

Sep 11, 2017

Electric Vehicle Battery Technology and Material Solutions

Automakers can lower VOCs in vehicle's interiors with BASF

Jul 25, 2017

Low VOC Polyurethanes Create an Odorless New Car Smell

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 Plastics Take the Heat of Turbo Technology

May 09, 2017

Ultramid Endure Plastics Take the Heat of Turbo Technology

Automotive Lightweighting: 3 Industry-Leading Innovations

Apr 18, 2017

Automotive Lightweighting: 3 Industry-Leading Innovations

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

PremAir means light-duty trucks, SUVs can keep trucking

May 02, 2018

PremAir means light-duty trucks, SUVs can keep trucking

SUVs and pickup trucks accounted for 63 percent of total automotive sales in 2016, yet the high emissions outputs of these vehicles negatively impact automakers' ability to meet tightening standards set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board.

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Six Ways Materials Can Enhance Ride-Hailing Vehicles

Mar 05, 2018

Six Ways Materials Can Enhance Ride-Hailing Vehicles

By 2030 ride-hailing is expected to be a $285 billion industry, with 97 million ride-hailing trips occurring daily around the world, according to Goldman Sachs.

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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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Latest Material and Battery Technology Trends for Electric Vehicles

Sep 11, 2017

Electric Vehicle Battery Technology and Material Solutions

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

Low VOC Polyurethanes Create an Odorless New Car Smell

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 Plastics Take the Heat of Turbo Technology

May 09, 2017

Ultramid Endure Plastics Take the Heat of Turbo Technology

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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Automotive Lightweighting: 3 Industry-Leading Innovations

Apr 18, 2017

Automotive Lightweighting: 3 Industry-Leading Innovations

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.

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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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