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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

April 24, 2018

CHINAPLAS 2018: BASF launches new quartet of co-creation projects showcasing the versatility of Chinese design

Four “Created in China” projects meet sophisticated needs of today’s China: concept premium motorcycle, high-performance sports surfaces, comfortable stretch innerwear fashion, advanced collaborative robot

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April 18, 2018

BASF and Essentium, Inc. create 3D printed prosthetic leg that maintains strength during life cycle modifications

New definitive sockets are expected to increase patient satisfaction and comfort while saving time and money

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April 18, 2018

AIA 2018 - American Institute of Architects Annual Conference

BASF will be at Architecture Expo 2018 • June 21-22, 2018 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Visit us at booth 5017.

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April 13, 2018

CHINAPLAS 2018: Chemistry from BASF brings Chinese designer’s new concept fashion show to life

New material applications for fashion including string made of Elastollan® TPU, fiber made of Elastollan® TPU, and Haptex® PU.

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