Case Studies

 

Find out how BASF construction solutions and chemicals ingredients help architects, designers, contractors, builders and original equipment manufacturers make projects better.

 

Soaking it up like a sponge

Soaking it up like a sponge

Polyurethane foam protects Nord Stream Pipeline through the Baltic Sea
A cool twist: Polyurethane gel, comfort with a cool touch

A cool twist: Polyurethane gel, comfort with a cool touch

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.
The light runner

The light runner

The experts at ELASTOGRAN were consulted in order to implement the carbon fibre-reinforced PU component to turn the Geneva motor show 2007 prototype of the Artega into a motor-racing approved sports car, for everyday use.
Real smooth movers

Real smooth movers

In the quest to perfect sport motorcycles, BMW partnered with Cellasto to craft a unique solution to the BMW K-series cardan shaft, just in time for spring roll-out, leaving customers enthusiastic about the improvements.
The middle class car...

The middle class car...

Improving the new VW Golf VI by covering the centre console in a thermoplastic polyurethane, BASF helped take the Golf VI from an average, middle class car, to a car which is styled well above average.
The new BMW GT — beautiful inside and out

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.
Automotive Interior Solutions

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.
Dream team: the new Ford Taurus and Elastoskin.

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.
300 meters deep and 30 hours at a stretch — no problem for Trident.

300 meters deep and 30 hours at a stretch — no problem for Trident.

Huge progress has been made in many areas of subsea diving, and thanks to BASF, a new insulation system for diving bells can be added to the list, by developing the latest generation of glass-syntactic PU for the insulation of subsea equipment.
Doing it right with polyurethane insulation.

Doing it right with polyurethane insulation.

BASF helped Palm Harbor Homes, a leading American builder of energy-efficient homes, to find a cost-effective method to optimize energy performance, using Autofroth Spray Polyurethane Foam System.