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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

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

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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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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