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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

Dr. Elena Khazova is carrying out thermography or heat measurements of a vacuum insulation panel (VIP) containing the high-performance foam. For comparison, a panel with conventional polystyrene insulating material is used. In the test, the insulating materials are placed on a hot plate. By using an infrared camera, the temperature differences on the surface become visible. The vacuum panel with the high-performance foam remains at approximately room temperature, whereas the temperature of the conventional insulating material rises by 11°C. Print free of charge. Copyright by BASF.

Apr 18, 2017

BASF Brings Innovation to Global Lightweighting Demand

BASF Coating Based Solutions Meet "Zero Evap" Standards

Nov 09, 2016

BASF Coating Based Solutions Meet "Zero Evap" Standards

9 Solutions BASF Offers to Help Automakers Meet CAFE Standards

Jul 21, 2016

9 Solutions BASF Offers to Help Automakers Meet CAFE Standards

Mit dem Polyurethan-Schaumsystem Elastoflex® E von BASF ist es erstmals gelungen, ein Autoaußenbauteil in Sandwich-Wabentechnik mit Class-A-Folie in Großserie herzustellen. Das Dachmodul im Standardmodell des neuen smart fortwo besteht aus einer Papierwabe und zwei umschließenden Glasfasermatten, die mit Elastoflex® E 3532 besprüht und mit einer durchgefärbten Class-A-Oberflächenfolie verpresst werden. In einem einzigen Arbeitsschritt entsteht so ein Dachmodul, das um 30 Prozent leichter ist als das Seriendach des Vorgängermodells. Photo: Daimler/BASF 2015  With the polyurethane foam system Elastoflex® E from BASF it is possible for the first time to mass-produce an exterior car part featuring a honeycomb sandwich structure with a class-A film. The roof module in the standard model of the new smart fortwo consists of a paper honeycomb and two surrounding glass fiber mats. These are sprayed with Elastoflex® E 3532 and pressed together with a solid-colored class-A film. A single operation thus produces a roof module which is around 30 percent lighter than the standard roof on the previous model.  Photo: Daimler/BASF 2015

Jun 16, 2016

Honeycomb Structure is the Bee's-Knees for Automotive Lightweighting

BASF Advanced Plastic Parts ContiTech Cadillac Strut Mount

Apr 06, 2016

3 New Ways Advanced Composite Materials Are Light Weighting Today's 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

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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Dr. Elena Khazova is carrying out thermography or heat measurements of a vacuum insulation panel (VIP) containing the high-performance foam. For comparison, a panel with conventional polystyrene insulating material is used. In the test, the insulating materials are placed on a hot plate. By using an infrared camera, the temperature differences on the surface become visible. The vacuum panel with the high-performance foam remains at approximately room temperature, whereas the temperature of the conventional insulating material rises by 11°C. Print free of charge. Copyright by BASF.

Apr 18, 2017

BASF Brings Innovation to Global Lightweighting Demand

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. Considering 75 percent of fuel consumption is related to vehicle weight, the appetite for replacing metal with composite plastic, foam and natural fiber components is projected to grow in the next decade. A study performed by the Center for Automotive Research found the use of lightweight, composite materials will increase significantly if automakers want to achieve an overall weight reduction of 10 and 15 percent.

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BASF Coating Based Solutions Meet "Zero Evap" Standards

Nov 09, 2016

BASF Coating Based Solutions Meet "Zero Evap" Standards

Across the globe, evaporative emissions are being regulated to reduce air pollution--with the end goal to drive fuel vapor emissions down toward zero. Evaporative hydrocarbon emissions occur when fuel molecules escape from the vehicle. Hydrocarbons react with nitrogen oxides and sunlight and form ground level smog, which can cause eye irritation and aggravated breathing.

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9 Solutions BASF Offers to Help Automakers Meet CAFE Standards

Jul 21, 2016

9 Solutions BASF Offers to Help Automakers Meet CAFE Standards

Since 2012, U.S. automakers have kept a keen eye toward a milestone date thirteen years down the road. 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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Mit dem Polyurethan-Schaumsystem Elastoflex® E von BASF ist es erstmals gelungen, ein Autoaußenbauteil in Sandwich-Wabentechnik mit Class-A-Folie in Großserie herzustellen. Das Dachmodul im Standardmodell des neuen smart fortwo besteht aus einer Papierwabe und zwei umschließenden Glasfasermatten, die mit Elastoflex® E 3532 besprüht und mit einer durchgefärbten Class-A-Oberflächenfolie verpresst werden. In einem einzigen Arbeitsschritt entsteht so ein Dachmodul, das um 30 Prozent leichter ist als das Seriendach des Vorgängermodells. Photo: Daimler/BASF 2015  With the polyurethane foam system Elastoflex® E from BASF it is possible for the first time to mass-produce an exterior car part featuring a honeycomb sandwich structure with a class-A film. The roof module in the standard model of the new smart fortwo consists of a paper honeycomb and two surrounding glass fiber mats. These are sprayed with Elastoflex® E 3532 and pressed together with a solid-colored class-A film. A single operation thus produces a roof module which is around 30 percent lighter than the standard roof on the previous model.  Photo: Daimler/BASF 2015

Jun 16, 2016

Honeycomb Structure is the Bee's-Knees 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. Used within a variety of automotive components, the honeycomb structure consists of corrugated paper that is made to resemble a honeycomb. It is surrounded on either side by fiber glass sheets and a layer of polyurethane is sprayed on the top and bottom.

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BASF Advanced Plastic Parts ContiTech Cadillac Strut Mount

Apr 06, 2016

3 New Ways Advanced Composite Materials Are Light Weighting Today's Cars

Advanced plastic parts show true promise in helping automakers meet their fuel economy goals. While total system overhauls may still be quite distant, automakers are making significant gains by targeting their lightweighting efforts on high-impact applications. 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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