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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Case Studies

Get the information you need.

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


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Recent News Articles

BASF to increase prices for Ultramid and Nypel PA66 polyamide grades in North America

November 27, 2018

BASF to increase prices for Ultramid and Nypel PA66 polyamide grades in North America

BASF will increase prices for Ultramid® and Nypel® PA66 grades in North America.

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November 17, 2018

BASF and GAC R&D Center co-develop concept cars for future mobility

GAC’s new concept cars, made with BASF materials and solutions, debut at the 16th Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition (booth location: 2B05)

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November 15, 2018

BASF and Atlas EPS demonstrate leadership in product environmental and human health disclosure for insulation materials featuring Neopor Plus Graphite Polystyrene

Provides Architects and Specifiers third-party verified Product Environmental Impact and Manufacturer Inventory Reporting data maximizing the contribution to LEED v4 credits

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November 13, 2018

BASF’s Erika Peterman named board member of the year for FLASH

Erika Peterman, Vice President Construction North America for BASF’s Performance Materials, presented with FLASH Board Member of the Year award.

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October 12, 2018

IWCS 2018 Cable & Connectivity Symposium

Join us at the International Cable & Connectivity Symposium

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