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As Seen In CompositesWorld


BASF to build engineering plastics, thermoplastic polyurethanes plants in China
The two plants will be located at the company’s proposed integrated chemical production site in Zhanjiang, China.

SAERTEX LEO materials in Room Corner Test

Measuring and improving fire resistance in composites
Sidebar to CW’s Feb 2019 feature article, this quick review of fire tests for composites also provides more details about intriguing new material developments.

SAERcore LEO micro sandwich for fire retardant composites

Withstanding fire without the weight
New composites meet stringent fire requirements while lightweighting ships, rail cars and battery boxes for electric cars and planes.

hybrid composite battery-electric veicle structure

Continuous tapes, D-LFT meet up in new compression molding process
Design research for an automotive load floor module drove development of a new compression molding process for direct-long-fiber thermoplastic (D-LFT) composites.

hybrid composite rear load floor for battery-electric vehicle

Hybrid thermoplastics give load floor impact strength
Project leads to development of new compression process for selective application of D-LFT on UD tape laminates.

AVK 2017 Innovation Awards winners

AVK announces winners of 2017 Innovation Awards
AVK Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. (Frankfurt, Germany) has announced the winners of its three prestigious Innovation Awards to institutions, companies and their partners in the composites industry.

BASF plastics Valeo

BASF supplies material for BMW steering column module
French automotive supplier Valeo (Paris, France) has developed a top steering column module with housing and levers made of BASF SE’s (Ludwigschafen, Germany) trademarked engineering plastics, for BMW vehicles.

IAC debuts FiberFrame on 2017 Mercedes-Benz
Germany-based International Automotive Components (IAC) has launched its ultra lightweight FiberFrame natural fiber sun roof frame on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Honeycomb/polyurethane sandwich roof for smart fortwo
BASF's Elastoflex E polyurethane foam system is used for the first time to mass-produce an exterior car part with a honeycomb sandwich structure.

Composites extend service of oil and gas pipelines
Corrosion-resistant aramid fiber/thermoplastic liner gives new life to deteriorating steel subsea pipelines.

The rise of HP-RTM
Decades of development have propelled it to prominence but its future demands industrial solutions for handling cost, complexity and process control.


Polyamide improves impeller performance
Direct-to-milled-tool process simplifies large deck mold development.

SGL, BASF conclude joint research on carbon fiber/polyamide system
The next step for the material, which relies on a newly developed reactive polyamide resin, is specific application in the automotive industry.

Autocomposites Update: Engine oil pans
As thermoplastic composites makes inroads into these complex, modular parts, weight and cost go down, functionality goes up.

The markets: Fuel cells and batteries (2014)
Reinforced thermosets and thermoplastics are increasingly the keys to the expansion of both fuel-cell and battery technologies aimed at the transportation industry.

The Composites Group strengthens senior management
Hector Diaz-Stringel, Dwight Morgan and Marc Imbrogno join top leadership at the Highlands Heights, Ohio-based supplier of thermoset molding compounds and molded composites.

BASF receives Altair award for composite seat pan
The award, presented with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), is awarded for the use use of BASF's material in the thermoplastic composite seat pan in the OPEL Astra OPC.

BASF program to manufacture semifinished auto composites
Launching in October, BASF's Ultracom program combines continuous fiber reinforced semi-finished products, adapted overmolding compounds and engineering support to go with both.

JEC Europe 2013 review
Snow in Paris slowed traffic to the show floor but did nothing to cool the enthusiasm of composites innovators in a broad range of markets.

SAMPE Europe 2013/JEC Europe 2013 highlights
Held concurrently, these two seminal European composites events weathered a rare Parisian snowstorm to plumb the depth and breadth of the industry.

BASF to restructure Performance Products segment
The Ludwigshafen, Germany-based company's plastics additives, pigments, water leather and textile chemicals business will experience downsizing and workforce reductions, particularly in its Basel, Switzerland operations.

Product Categories of BASF SE

  • Matrix resins, thermoplastic
    • Nylon (polyamide)
    • Polyurethane