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Q&A from the Experts
There are many factors to improving ergonomics in heavy trucks, and polyurethanes contribute in many areas. Acoustic foams minimize road and engine noise, creating a comfortable working environment for the driver, while sound deadening carpet underlay keeps road noises from penetrating the cockpit. For a firm and secure grip that is comfortable for miles on end, big rig steering wheels are made with Elastofoam® integral skin.
Long distance professional drivers need seats and bedding that are comfortable and durable, as well as supportive to reduce ergonomic strain. Elastoflex® provides exceptional support and resiliency, so it’s as comfortable on the first mile as it is on the last. The sleeping cabin is the driver’s home on the road and has to be comfortable, attractive and secure.
BASF polyurethane composites incorporated into the walls ensures sleeper cabins are well insulated from weather and noise. Incorporating Elastoskin® plus Elastoflex® provides truck designers with the flexibility to create warm, comfortable and durable cabin walls in almost any color, grain or texture using a single, in-mold process.
BASF has developed spray sealants formulated to meet virtually any manufacturing need. With our elastomers, you're adding a durable, long-lasting protective finish to your product, while taking the first step in providing a durable, long-lasting relationship with your customer.
While lighter than metal, BASF high performance elastomers can be molded to an amazing range of hardness levels, and have outstanding impact strength, even in low temperatures. As a result, BASF elastomers are being used in performance applications like gear wheels, rollers and pumps.
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