Safety (and quality) first


Despite the wireless consumer experience, North Americans still rely on wiring to carry electricity into our homes and buildings. BASF continues to work with wire and cable suppliers to focus on the importance of safety and quality in electrical wiring.


As the global leader in nylon for wire and cable jacketing, BASF Ultramid® B29 HM 01 nylon resin provides a higher level of abrasion resistance, end-use temperature rating, and hydrocarbon resistance while reducing overall cost and weight, and PVC usage.


BASF also makes a low-smoke, halogen-free flame retardant Elastollan® TPU for high performance wire and cable applications. It exhibits excellent abrasion resistance, toughness, very good low-temperature flexibility, hydrolytic stability and fungus resistance.