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Replace average performance with high performance.


That’s what BASF Performance Materials is all about. Our mission is to replace conventional, average-performance materials – whether plastic, fiber, foam or metal – with high-performance materials.


What defines ‘high-performance’ materials? You do. Our job is to match you with the right solution to achieve the performance parameters you set.


That means help with innovation and invention. Enhanced sustainability. Rapid speed to market. And a collaborative, solutions-focused approach to whatever challenges you face.


Formed as part of a global restructuring to better serve you, our connected team of high-performance materials experts and industry-leading portfolio of plastics and polyurethanes – both off-the-shelf and custom solutions – can help you meet and exceed your product development and business goals.



Many markets, many challenges, many solutions.

Whatever you make, we can help you improve performance and manufacturability. Reduce production costs while still creating a premium product.


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Innovation and sustainability go hand-in-hand.

By 2050, there will be 9 billion people on our planet – 2.2 billion more than there are today. Our innovations are intended to meet two goals: address the challenges of a growing population, and to help you do well by doing good.


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Find out what’s happening in the world of high-performance plastics and polyurethanes.


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Recent News Articles

September 21, 2016

Aliphatic Elastollan® enables innovative overlays for demanding floor coverings

Aliphatic TPU Elastollan® from BASF provides the basis for an overlay solution for manufacturing modular designer floors or other decorative surfaces.

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September 21, 2016

Innovative soap dispenser wins BASF design competition

A creative, integrated soap dispenser and sponge design has taken the top prize in BASF’s “Design it. Love it. Live it.” design competition, launched at Chinaplas 2016.

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August 17, 2016

First-time use of Basotect® in acoustic unit with active and passive sound cancellation

Basotect® is the material of choice for use in HVAC components of HOWATHERM, thanks to its outstanding noise absorption properties.

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July 18, 2016

Foaming simulation of polyurethane systems for the automotive interior

BASF now offers an additional service for polyurethane systems in automotive interiors.

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