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Reduce Evaporative Emissions with EvapTrap™

Jan 14, 2014

Reduce Evaporative Emissions with EvapTrap™

The high-gloss, piano-black finish is scratch and mar resistant in high-touch areas of the new Ford Fusion Hybrid such as door switch bezels and top finish panels. (Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company)

Jan 03, 2014

New Piano-Black Resin Fends Against Scratches in High-Touch Areas

This heavy duty Kenworth Truck has been upgraded with the BASF natural gas catalyst to reduce emissions.

Dec 12, 2013

Get the Best Catalyst for Your Natural Gas Vehicle

The innovative single component FWC™ catalyst can remove PM, as well as CO, HC and NOx from gasoline-engine exhaust.

Nov 19, 2013

New Four-Way Conversion Catalyst Cleans Up Gasoline-Engine Exhaust

The majority of this chair is made out of renewable, raw materials and incorporates the BASF water-based, eco-friendly binding agent technology, Acrodur.

Oct 08, 2013

Organic Chair Made With EcoFriendly Binding Agent, Acrodur

Integrated Process for Automotive Paint Procedures

Sep 15, 2013

Integrated Process for Automotive Paint Procedures

Louisiana Governor Says BASF One of Largest Economic Drivers in State

Sep 12, 2013

Louisiana Governor Says BASF One of Largest Economic Drivers in State

Heavy Focus on Lightweighting Results in Inaugural Altair Enlighten Award

Aug 06, 2013

Heavy Focus on Lightweighting Results in Inaugural Altair Enlighten Award

2013 CAR MBS: Fiber Reinforced Composites Make Lightweighting Easier for Automakers

Aug 05, 2013

2013 CAR MBS: Fiber Reinforced Composites Make Lightweighting Easier for Automakers

Reduce Evaporative Emissions with EvapTrap™

Jan 14, 2014

Reduce Evaporative Emissions with EvapTrap™

For all solutions, we take a holistic life-cycle approach. Announced today, EvapTrap™ is our latest innovative solution that helps automakers cost effectively meet the tightest emissions standards, like the LEV III emissions regulations, and enable clean air for all to reach a sustainable future. It is the industry's first coating-based solution that adsorbs harmful hydrocarbons inside a vehicle's air intake box that helps to eliminate evaporative emissions. This patented polymer-based coating is infused with activated carbon and proprietary zeolite and is applied directly onto the surface of the vehicle's existing air-intake box.

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The high-gloss, piano-black finish is scratch and mar resistant in high-touch areas of the new Ford Fusion Hybrid such as door switch bezels and top finish panels. (Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company)

Jan 03, 2014

New Piano-Black Resin Fends Against Scratches in High-Touch Areas

At BASF, we take pride in serving as a solutions-driven partner for our automotive customers by meeting their current and future needs through science and innovation. Research and development (R&D) is crucial to our strategy in accomplishing that goal.

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This heavy duty Kenworth Truck has been upgraded with the BASF natural gas catalyst to reduce emissions.

Dec 12, 2013

Get the Best Catalyst for Your Natural Gas Vehicle

Alternative fuels continue to play a more prevalent role as sustainability, availability of feedstocks and incentives for OEMs to develop fuel efficient engines become more significant. With recent developments in fuel exploration leading to larger supplies of natural gas, the cost of the fuel is reduced making it a more attractive candidate for the transportation industry.

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The innovative single component FWC™ catalyst can remove PM, as well as CO, HC and NOx from gasoline-engine exhaust.

Nov 19, 2013

New Four-Way Conversion Catalyst Cleans Up Gasoline-Engine Exhaust

Our four-way conversion (FWC™) catalyst for gasoline engines combines our knowledge and expertise in materials science, catalysts and processing. This unique solution is designed for Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engines and unites the functionality of a three-way conversion catalyst (TWC) with a filter on a single honeycomb.

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The majority of this chair is made out of renewable, raw materials and incorporates the BASF water-based, eco-friendly binding agent technology, Acrodur.

Oct 08, 2013

Organic Chair Made With EcoFriendly Binding Agent, Acrodur

Many individuals have latched onto the trend toward organic items - whether it is eggs, vegetables, milk - but what about organic car seats? With sustainability and lightweighting at the forefront of automaker's minds, we created an organic, concept car seat that took these trends to the next level - the hemp chair.

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Integrated Process for Automotive Paint Procedures

Sep 15, 2013

Integrated Process for Automotive Paint Procedures

Launched in 1996 while working with Mercedes, our "Integrated Process" streamlines the steps needed when painting vehicle body parts. It serves as our general coatings philosophy and helps automakers save costs and improve environmental standards when painting vehicles.

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Louisiana Governor Says BASF One of Largest Economic Drivers in State

Sep 12, 2013

Louisiana Governor Says BASF One of Largest Economic Drivers in State

With an already strong presence in the state of Louisiana, we continue our commitment to the Pelican State with recently announced plans to build a Polyurethane Systems House in Geismar, La. Our $42 million facility will create 22 new jobs and more than 160 construction jobs.

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Heavy Focus on Lightweighting Results in Inaugural Altair Enlighten Award

Aug 06, 2013

Heavy Focus on Lightweighting Results in Inaugural Altair Enlighten Award

As a result of our work developing a lighter-weight thermoplastic composite front seat pan, we recently were honored with the inaugural Altair Enlighten Award. The award was presented to our very own Martin Jung, Ph.D., senior vice president of Global Research for Structural Materials at the 2013 Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars.

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2013 CAR MBS: Fiber Reinforced Composites Make Lightweighting Easier for Automakers

Aug 05, 2013

2013 CAR MBS: Fiber Reinforced Composites Make Lightweighting Easier for Automakers

Dr. Martin Jung is one of the many scientists at BASF who are focused on reducing vehicle weight - not by a couple pounds, but by more than 200 pounds per vehicle - by utilizing more plastics technology. Talk about taking a load off!

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