Comfort is the name of the game
BASF manufactures a broad range of polyol and isocycanate products sold under the Lupranate® and Pluracol® trade names, for use in slab and molded flexible foam applications.
The advantages to designing and manufacturing with BASF flexible foams are considerable. This is a material that is uniquely versatile, able to be molded into any size or shape and to any level of softness or firmness demanded. The foams are light, durable and retain their shape despite heavy use.
BASF urethane skins provide lifelong impermeability to moisture, chemicals and bacteria.
Conventional foams offer superior load bearing properties. They cover a wide range of processing characteristics and formulas and satisfy all the demands of cushioning products. Molded foams are generally used as seating cushions, particularly automotive seating. High-Resilient (HR) foams improve the comfort and durability of bedding. With a narrow spread in cross section density, they allow production of a wide range of foams with high resiliency and support factors, and can be made flame resistant.
Pluralux foam outperforms latex foam in a number of critical areas. It offers excellent support, is more durable, more resilient, and offers better tear resistance and flame resistance.
Micro-Springs Technology [millions of micro-cellular, polymer springs] offers better pressure distribution, low hysteresis loss and improved comfort over conventional metal springs. In fact, Micro-Springs Technology distributes pressure more effectively than eight-way hand tied springs. Other benefits include design flexibility, faster construction cycle and reduced labor cost.
Pluracel Memory Foam is created using state-of-the-art, slow recovery foam technology that provides superior comfort by reducing pressure and cradling the body. It is functional in a broad temperature range, absorbs more vibrations and provides enhanced noise absorption. No flame-retardant is required.
CosyPUR is the visco-elastic and super-soft molded flexible foam system. Used for pillows and coverings for mattresses, CosyPUR adjusts perfectly to the shape of a person’s body, allowing superior support and positive bounce back.
House and Home Case Studies
The NA Polyurethane raw materials slab foam team put the fundamentals of chemistry to the test — and the result was a cool twist on an age old product.
Whether transporting a Steinway concert piano, or the complete light and sound equipment for the opening of the Olympic Games, Amptown has remained the leading manufacturer of flight cases. With the help of BASF, they have managed to evolve to handle the diverse growth in technological demands of their customers.
If you want to go full speed down the piste, you might also want to know what you are standing on — regardless of whether it is a board or skis
BASF helps ski and snowboard companies showcase their brands to endure the roughest of conditions, with the use of Elastollan.
The White House pressroom in Washington, DC was furnished with new seating from Spain, and to meet the high expectations and standards of the White House, BASF was chosen to provide the chair's interior.
Timberland PRO shoe experts team up with BASF to strive for the very best in the highly competitive market of hotel work shoes, to ensure an extra-long life, unbeatable comfort, and outstanding slip-resistant shoe for absolute reliability and speed in serving guests.