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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

Automotive Lightweighting: 3 Industry-Leading Innovations

Apr 18, 2017

Automotive Lightweighting: 3 Industry-Leading Innovations

Reach Zero Evap Standards with Emission Control Technology

Nov 09, 2016

Reach Zero Evap Standards with Emission Control Technology

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

Incorporating Honeycomb Design for Automotive Lightweighting

Jun 16, 2016

Incorporating Honeycomb Design for Automotive Lightweighting

BASF Advanced Plastic Parts ContiTech Cadillac Strut Mount

Apr 06, 2016

How Automotive Composite Materials are Lightweighting Cars

Floatility's new lightweight and solar powered electric scooter, a boost to sustainable urban mobility.

Sep 03, 2015

Floating Over the Last Mile to Solve Short Commutes

The "1865 - Inspired by History" section of the exhibition refers to the age in which BASF was founded.

Aug 05, 2015

E-bike Concept Rides Into the Past to Prepare for the Future of Urban Mobility

Pictured above is China's first all-plastic backrest and seat pan.

Jul 09, 2015

China's First All-Plastic Backrest and Seat Pan

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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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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Reach Zero Evap Standards with Emission Control Technology

Nov 09, 2016

Reach Zero Evap Standards with Emission Control Technology

Across the globe, evaporative emissions are being regulated to reduce air pollution--with the end goal to drive fuel vapor emissions down toward zero. OEMs and engine manufacturers are striving to meet stringent zero evap standards with a minimal impact on vehicle design and performance. A partner in this ongoing effort is BASF, which is creating innovative, cost-effective solutions.

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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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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 Advanced Plastic Parts ContiTech Cadillac Strut Mount

Apr 06, 2016

How Automotive Composite Materials are Lightweighting Cars

Check out three ways BASF's Ultramid® polyamides were used to replace heavier materials and ensure the quality of standard for these premium brands.

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Floatility's new lightweight and solar powered electric scooter, a boost to sustainable urban mobility.

Sep 03, 2015

Floating Over the Last Mile to Solve Short Commutes

Imagine taking the subway only to get off and have to walk to your bus stop, job or home. This is a daily occurrence, because walking an hour to your final destination seems more sufficient than sitting in the car stuck in traffic. But what if you had a solution to get from point A to B more conveniently, eliminating that last mile frustration?

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The "1865 - Inspired by History" section of the exhibition refers to the age in which BASF was founded.

Aug 05, 2015

E-bike Concept Rides Into the Past to Prepare for the Future of Urban Mobility

If you had to design an electric bike, would you start from scratch or expand on existing prototypes? BASF's internal consultancy center, designfabrik® asked DING3000, a team of sophisticated product designers, these very questions. Their response: Merge yesterday's design with today's technology.

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Pictured above is China's first all-plastic backrest and seat pan.

Jul 09, 2015

China's First All-Plastic Backrest and Seat Pan

A recent Automotive Seating Study from Johnson Controls found that a majority of consumers said driver comfort had the most impact on their latest vehicle purchase when compared with other vehicle interior attributes. Is it possible then for automakers to meet this demand for comfort while achieving even tighter and lighter weight automotive seating solutions?

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