Polyurethane-molded skins


PU-molded skins in Elastoskin automotive spray skin systems provide luxurious looks and a soft, beautiful touch. They can be produced in constant wall thickness and allow enhanced scope for design.


Two tailor-made polyurethane (PU) solutions have been developed; Elastoskin®, the in-mold-coating (IMC) spray skin, and Elastollan®, the hard-phase-modified aliphatic thermoplastic polyurethane (HPM-TPU).


Both surface materials boast high-quality looks and fine tactile properties.


1 specific formulations in the Elastoskin® family.

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Elastoskin® I/S Polyurethane-molded skins


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Elastoskin® Case Studies


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A class of its own

BASF and BMW partner to create a new high-quality, cost-compatible sprayed skin from Elastoskin, to meet the demand standards of interior design - used first on the BMW 5 series.


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Automotive Interior Solutions

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.


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Dream team: the new Ford Taurus and Elastoskin.

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.


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Skin Tight: The new Mercedes SLK has become the first model to use a polyurethane-moulded skin in series production

The second generation Mercedes SLK has new advantages and improvements in processing, visual appearance, texture, fogging and emissions, with help from PU-moulded skin Elastoskin.


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The new BMW GT — beautiful inside and out

The new BMW Gran Turismo required an interior product that allowed unlimited freedom in design, but would also the elegance inside, to enhance the total driving experience. Elastoskin was the obvious selection - for its creative possibilities, and advantages in processing it offers.


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