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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

May 04, 2016

For gearboxes that breathe easily

BASF’s hydrolysis-resistant PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) Ultradur® HR and BASF’s know-how in ultrasonic welding, the company Rosenberger Spritzguss und Formenbau has now managed to develop a new type of carrier for hall effect sensors.

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SLENTITE® presented for the first time in a customer project at “Frontale”

March 16, 2016

SLENTITE® presented for the first time in a customer project at “Frontale”

SLENTITE, the new high-performance insulating material from BASF, is being shown for the first time in a cooperation partner’s application.

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March 09, 2016

What kicks are made of

Learn how polyurethanes play an essential role in building high performance athletic wear.

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March 08, 2016

Less is more

For reliable micro-electronics in sensitive automotive applications such as control units and sensors, BASF has now developed a portfolio of various polyamide 6 and 66 grades that help prevent damage to circuits by electric corrosion.

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March 07, 2016

Optimal combination of lightweight construction, mass production and cost-effectiveness

This year’s winner in the RTM category at the JEC World Innovation Awards shows how complex hollow parts can be mass-produced in an automated process at competitive prices.

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