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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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.

Techmer PM collaborates with industry partners on 3D-printed tooling technology
Techmer PM custom formulated high-temperature polymer materials with carbon fiber that ORNL used to 3D-print the tools.

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.

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.

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.

Aircraft interiors materials
BASF Corp. (Florham Park, NJ, US) highlighted its aerospace material solutions at CAMX, for a broad range of applications, including cabin interiors, seating and structural materials.

Carbon fiber auto body panels: Class A paint?
As tougher emissions standards loom, this supplier’s study sheds light on the challenges of applying flaw-free primer and paint to production CFRP exterior body panels.

BASF launches HP+TM Wall System for the residential construction industry
The first-generation wall enclosure system features advanced wall-framing technology.

Looking to lighten up aircraft interiors - with natural fibers?
Aircraft OEMs are striving to make their products more efficient, with improved engines and ever-increasing use of composite materials, including in aircraft interiors.

Binder for natural fiber composites
BASF (Ludwigshafen, Germany) has launched a new binder, Acrodur Power 2750 X, designed for the production of natural fiber composites for automotive lightweight applications such as interior car door panels or shelves.

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

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