Design freedom and manufacturing efficiency
The interior is where people really experience their car. The firmness and support of the seats, the luxurious feel of the dashboard and door panels, and the quiet comfort of the ride. All of it made possible with polyurethanes.
Elastoskin® systems and Elastoflex® PUR foam create soft-touch and luxury interiors, with tactile properties that can be customized for any application and allow for easy differentiation between trim levels and vehicle platforms with very little effort.
Elastoskin is more versatile that any other interior material. It is a designer's dream. Every detail of every surface grain, feature line and design element is authentically replicated by Elastoskin. Create anything from realistic stitching to perfect animal grains and make the model look unique.
Elastoflex PUR acoustic foam is incorporated behind interior trim panels, headliners and carpet underlay to eliminate road noise and subdue exterior sounds, creating a quiet cabin with easy-to-hear conversation.
Elastoskin systems and Elastoflex PUR foams boast lowest-in-class volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions—much lower than 100ppm—in any formulation, customized to your specifications.
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.