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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

Hyundai RN30: Innovations Driving Race Car Performance

Oct 18, 2016

Hyundai RN30: Innovations Driving Race Car Performance

From catalysts, coatings and plastics to polyurethane foams and battery materials, BASF offers many solutions to reduce emissions and help automakers meet CAFE regulations.

Jul 21, 2016

Achieve CAFE Standards with 9 Sustainable Products

Meeting the Electromobility Demand with Battery Materials

Jul 07, 2016

Meeting the Electromobility Demand with Battery Materials

Incorporating Honeycomb Design for Automotive Lightweighting

Jun 16, 2016

Incorporating Honeycomb Design for Automotive Lightweighting

BASF_Automotive_Color_Trends_2016_2017_65 Global Colors

May 09, 2016

Parallax-Inspired BASF's Color Predictions for 2020 Vehicles

Show Stopping at SEMA

Nov 24, 2015

Show Stopping at SEMA

Celebrating 150 Years with Four Innovative Car Colors

Nov 19, 2015

Celebrating 150 Years with Four Innovative Car Colors

First-Ever, All-Black Yacht Made Possible by Automotive Coatings

Nov 12, 2015

First-Ever, All-Black Yacht Made Possible by Automotive Coatings

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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Hyundai RN30: Innovations Driving Race Car Performance

Oct 18, 2016

Hyundai RN30: Innovations Driving Race Car Performance

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.

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From catalysts, coatings and plastics to polyurethane foams and battery materials, BASF offers many solutions to reduce emissions and help automakers meet CAFE regulations.

Jul 21, 2016

Achieve CAFE Standards with 9 Sustainable Products

The U.S. Government's Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards mandated a more than doubling of vehicle fuel efficiency to 54.5 miles per gallon by the year 2025, representing a formidable challenge given technology available at that time. Yet in an industry where innovation is critical to success, OEMs and suppliers have made substantial strides toward meeting these requirements, in turn developing a wide array of technologies in production today.

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Meeting the Electromobility Demand with Battery Materials

Jul 07, 2016

Meeting the Electromobility Demand with Battery Materials

BASF believes that by 2020 approximately 5~8 percent of car production will be pure electric or plug-in electric vehicles, on top of other systems like stop-start and micro-hybrid.

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Incorporating Honeycomb Design for Automotive Lightweighting

Jun 16, 2016

Incorporating Honeycomb Design for Automotive Lightweighting

The honeycomb design found in the insect world is making its way into the auto industry, beating out man-made blow molded polypropylene in terms of strength and weight.

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BASF_Automotive_Color_Trends_2016_2017_65 Global Colors

May 09, 2016

Parallax-Inspired BASF's Color Predictions for 2020 Vehicles

What happens to the scenery as you look through the window of a moving vehicle or train? The trees appear much different than if you were stationary. This concept is referred to as parallax - when objects appear shifted or changed when viewed from different angles - and this idea inspired BASF's Automotive Color Trends 2016/17 show.

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Show Stopping at SEMA

Nov 24, 2015

Show Stopping at SEMA

The SEMA Show draws the best and the brightest from the automotive and aftermarket industry to Las Vegas every year to showcase the latest in specialty products. The whirlwind event is filled with networking, product demonstrations, educational seminars and special events. With so much going on, sponsors and exhibitors know they need to pull out the all the stops to get attention and brand recognition.

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Celebrating 150 Years with Four Innovative Car Colors

Nov 19, 2015

Celebrating 150 Years with Four Innovative Car Colors

Every year, BASF coating designers look to the future and make predictions about the car colors that will appeal to vehicle owners three to five years from now. Extensive research on consumer behavior, technological advancements and influential societal factors, coupled with a great deal of creativity and ingenuity, contribute to the creation of these 65 colors, which are sure to show up on streets around the world in one fashion or another. These designers also experiment with new pigments and techniques to achieve a wider range of desired coating effects.

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First-Ever, All-Black Yacht Made Possible by Automotive Coatings

Nov 12, 2015

First-Ever, All-Black Yacht Made Possible by Automotive Coatings

Never before has a racing yacht been able to achieve an all-black look. Yes, black sails or a black hull, but never a black deck. We all know black surfaces heat up enormously fast when exposed to heavy sunlight, which is somewhat unavoidable when racing around the world's oceans.

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