BASF Corporation

Whether it's advanced materials for thermoplastics and thermosets, composite design expertise or parts and tooling support, the company continues to drive innovation through chemistry across a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturing, consumer and construction.

1609 Biddle Ave.
Wyandotte, MI 48192 US

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BASF, Toray Advanced Composites sign supply agreement
Toray Advanced Composites will produce continuous fiber-reinforced tapes using BASF thermoplastic resins, targeting automotive and industrial applications.

SPE ACCE 2019 keynote announced
Gulay Serhatkulu, senior vice president, Performance Materials North America, BASF Corp. will present on “Chemistry Driven Composites Innovation” at this year’s SPE ACCE,  held September 4 – 6, 2019 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich., U.S.

segment of a BASF filament wound utility pole

Filament-wound utility poles designed for easier install, more reliable power
Built to bring more reliable power to natural disaster-prone areas, BASF’s glass fiber/polyurethane poles are currently distributed in Japan. 

carbon fiber 3D printing

Impossible Objects partners with BASF for composite 3D printing
The companies announce a partnership for carbon fiber/PA6 composite 3D printing.

chopped recycled carbon fiber

IACMI consortium aims to close the loop on automotive carbon fiber prepreg scrap
Carbon fiber recycling start up Vartega leads a project to close the loop on automotive carbon fiber prepreg manufacturing scrap for use in new automotive applications.

polyethersulfone particle foam

BASF develops particle foam based on polyethersulfone
New foam is characterized by high-temperature resistance, inherent flame retardancy and light weight coupled with good stiffness and strength.

3D-printed prosthetic leg

New 3D-printed prosthetic leg features carbon fiber definitive socket
Additive manufactured thermoplastic carbon fiber definitive prosthetic socket allows for life cycle adjustments without weakening its structure

Delivering the potential of thermoplastic composites
Why has the adoption of TPCs been slower than expected, and who is best placed to accelerate it?

IACMI project to focus on recycled fibers in Class A parts
The project, led by BASF, will work to develop materials and process for the use of recycled discontinuous fibers and thermoplastics in an induction heating-based process for the manufacture of Class A automotive body panels.

Fraunhofer ICT in-mold pressure sensors for HP-RTM
Pressure sensor-based mold fill expected to maximize part consistency and minimize cycle time for auto industry molders.

Lightning Technologies pallets BASF

CAMX 2017 preview: BASF
BASF Corp. (Wyandotte, MI, US) is featuring new carbon fibers for thermoplastics, short carbon fibers for lightweighting and natural fiber solutions for automotive use.

BASF’s student competition looks for superior finish on carbon fiber composites
Competition open to U.S. and Canadian Ph.D. students and young researchers.

IACMI, Local Motors partner on composites development and large-scale additive manufacturing
IACMI’s integration of large-scale additive manufacturing and composite materials for vehicle applications seeks to challenge existing designs and define new components to meet longevity and crash performance requirements.

North American TechDay

FRIMO hosted North American TechDay
The event focused on polyurethane and composites technologies and featured technical presentations, technology demonstrations, partner supplier exhibitions and more.

Gurit buys BASF PET business
This acquisition will strengthen Gurit's structural core material product range and add a sizeable European-based PET production capacity to the company's existing PET operations in China.

uniform-sized 463L pallet

UV-curing grows composites market share
Established and flourishing in the underground pipe relining arena, UV-curable resins are finding new applications in other out-of-the-way places.

Explosion at BASF chemical plant in Germany
Two people dead and several injured from an explosion at BASF’s production site in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

Natural fiber composites gaining traction in automotive
New water-borne, wet-application acrylic resin enables new opportunities in car interiors.

Ahrma launches new ‘smart’ wood-composite pallet
It combines wood-composite materials with the Internet of Things (Iot).

BASF launches new coatings for rotor blades
The coatings recently passed an external 50 hours rain erosion test by an institute from Denmark.

composites

Breathing-mold process yields sandwich composite from LFT
In-cavity foaming and controlled mold-opening technique creates core and faceskins from a single injection molded material, reducing part mass and boosting performance.

Product Categories of BASF Corporation

Materials
  • Matrix resins, thermoplastic
    • Acetal
    • Nylon (polyamide)
    • Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT)
    • Polyethersulfone
    • Polyurethane
  • Matrix resins, thermoset
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure
      • Epoxy, toughened
  • Core materials and flow media
    • Foam core
      • Foam core, polyurethane
    • Honeycomb
      • Honeycomb, carbon fiber
      • Honeycomb, foam-filled
      • Honeycomb, thermoplastic
Composite Structures & Components
  • Aerospace, aircraft interior
  • Automotive, body panels & substructures
  • Automotive, interior (seats, IPCs, floor panels, etc.)
  • Carbon/carbon composites
  • Laminate panels, with core
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • CAD/CAM/CAE design