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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

October 12, 2017

High gloss in automotive interiors

Ultramid® Deep Gloss combines glossiness and resistance

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October 10, 2017

BASF develops first semi-transparent polyamide

Ultramid® Vision enables parts that are transparent and highly resistant at the same time

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October 10, 2017

BASF at the A+A 2017 in DĂĽsseldorf: Ideal materials for safety shoes

Advanced PU Systems (Elastopan®) for boots

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October 06, 2017

Bass notes meet sound absorbers

Sound absorption in a nightclub? – It may seem contradictory at first glance, but Landau’s newly opened nightclub, “Jeanne d’Arc”, has made it a reality.

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