Softness for the hot seat
BASF polyurethanes are the perfect choice of material for an all-action vehicle. More flexible and versatile than ever, molded into any size, shape and level of softness or hardness needed. They can be made light and durable, yet retain their shape no matter what beating is handed out.
BASF Elastoflex® flexible foams, combined with Elastoskin® polyurethane coverings and the Elastofoam® integral skin system can be found in seating for many of today's snowmobiles, ATVs and motorcycles because of their durability and UV and water resistance. They also give designers the flexibility to create a wider range of grain, texture and color surfaces, all using a single, in-mold process. BASF foams help keep passengers more comfortable for the long and short haul. They can be customized to create virtually any level of softness or firmness required, while meeting many standards without the need for additional flame retardants.
BASF urethane composites add strength while reducing weight in all kinds of ATV components. This includes better impact resistance, similar heat deflection temperature (HDT) and 25% less weight than parts made of vinyl esters or polyesters.
BASF composites also offer molding efficiencies, reduce emissions during molding and eliminate volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
One- and two-component adhesive formulations deliver excellent adhesion to even hard-to-hold substrates and other materials. They're also fast-curing and can be made thixotropic—the ability to change from a fluid to a gel and back again.
Transportation Case Studies
In March 2010, Hyundai partnered with BASF to create a revolutionary i-flow car that not only cut fuel consumption and pollution, but also clear the way for greater interior and exterior design freedom, while enhancing comfort and safety.
BASF helps find a solution for concrete mixing that has contributed to one of the biggest advances in the ready-mix industry since steel drums were first mounted on trucks
BASF has been granted the international environmental award OkoGlobe for the energy-efficient automotive industry solutions delivered by BASF in the "i-flow" concept car project.
Jointly developed smart forvision concept vehicle has world premiere at the 2011 International Motor Show in Frankfurt
Cellasto helps take home the win for the de Rooy team, with its DAF trucks, equipped with 20 specially developed Cellasto suspension rings, which provided them with increased strength and endurance for the whole shock-absorber system.
In an effort to re-introduce the Ford Taurus as a car that was all about luxury, craftsmanship and character, BASF helped redesign a door panel with the look and feel of genuine hand-stitched leather, to reignite the nostalgia of the original Ford Taurus.
Ford and BASF team up to develop a sustainable, plant-sourced castor oil-based foam product for the 2012 Ford Focus instrument panel
BASF Polyurethanes offers a wide variety of high-performance urethane systems for the pipeline pigging industry. With over 30 years of experience supplying leading technologies to the pipeline pig industry, our experts at BASF can develop a product tailored to meet your specific requirements.