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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

BASF launches first materials showcase in Southeast Asia

December 02, 2016

BASF launches first materials showcase in Southeast Asia

The showcase is a collaboration with Chris Lefteri Design – a globally renowned materials specialist and design studio

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November 30, 2016

BASF launches new polyol grade to reduce VOCs inside cars

“New car smell” just got better as acetaldehyde emissions reduced by more than 50%

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November 03, 2016

Robust connectors for automotive wire harnesses

BASF is expanding its range of engineering plastics as the trend toward miniaturization persists for electronic components in cars: With the new Ultradur® grade B4340ZG2 High Speed (HSP) connectors will be more robust against damage such as breaks and cracks.

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October 28, 2016

Synthetic leather made with TPU Elastollan® makes car seats more comfortable

Soft but durable: Elastollan provides excellent haptic properties and outstanding wear resistance.

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October 28, 2016

BASF’s insulation system SLENTEX® makes Hokushu Premium Passive House more energy efficient

SLENTEX® helps Passive House achieve energy savings of over 60% against standard BEI (Building Energy Index)

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