Polyurethane moves the world
Almost anywhere you look in a modern mode of transportation—car, truck, airplane or ship—polyurethane technology is there to improve durability, fuel-efficiency, design flexibility and manufacturing processes.
From design to manufacturing to aftermarket, BASF polyurethane solutions enable shorter production times, lighterweight parts, higher quality, lower costs, reduced emissions and fewer volatile organic compounds (VOC).
Polyurethanes are used for seating, instrument panels and body parts, suspension and suppression of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), coatings and bedliners, trim panels and seat skins, tire covers and boat floors.
As a material, polyurethane has allowed the development of lighter, safer and more fuel efficient vehicles with state-of-the-art comfort, long-term reliability and reduced environmental impact.
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.