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  • GreenTek InsulWall used at the Pennsylvania Energy Coordinating Agency
    GreenTek InsulWall used at the Pennsylvania Energy Coordinating Agency

    GreenTek Building Solutions in DuBois, Pennsylvania, has created a new product called the InsulWall™ interior wall system, using BASF’s NEOPOR® expandable polystyrene (EPS) as the insulation ingredient.
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  • Innovative application of Basotect dampens noise from air conditioning
    Innovative application of Basotect dampens noise from air conditioning

    Basotect, BASF’s flexible specialty foam, has been chosen as the acoustic and thermal insulation in the basement of the Hefei Grand Theater, Anhui Province, China, where the air conditioning is channeled through ducts from under theater seats.
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  • Composatron Composite Technology
    Composatron Composite Technology

    Composatron selected BASF's LURAN® S acrylonitrile-styrene-acrylate (ASA), a specialty plastic that is designed for outstanding weathering performance, without fading or chalking. It provides long-term color stability in a wide range of colors in railing, siding and fencing applications as a capstock over vinyl and vinyl wood composites.
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  • BASF Near - Zero Energy Home - Paterson, N.J.
    BASF Near - Zero Energy Home - Paterson, N.J.

    The award-winning BASF Near-Zero Energy Home in Paterson delivers the five key benefits of high-performance homes: affordability, speed of construction, strength, environmental responsibility and outstanding energy efficiency.
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  • General Motors names BASF as 2012 Supplier of the Year
    General Motors names BASF as 2012 Supplier of the Year

    BASF’s Coatings Division supports GM by combining modern paint processes with special effect pigments and technologies. BASF offers a broad array of color solutions and development capabilities that enable carmakers to improve productivity and environmental performance.
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  • Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
    Louisiana-Pacific Corporation

    Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP), Nashville, Tenn., one of the largest building products manufacturers in North America, selected BASF's LURAN® S ASA as a weatherable cap layer to protect selected darker colors in its vinyl siding product lines.
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  • World's First Plastic Engine Support in the New Mercedes GL Class
    World's First Plastic Engine Support in the New Mercedes GL Class

    Daimler is installing the world's first plastic engine support for the six-cylinder diesel engine used in the new GL Class. The part, which supports the engine with the aid of the engine mounts, is molded from Ultramid® A3WG10 CR, a highly reinforced specialty polyamide from BASF that has been optimized for high mechanical loads.
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  • Volkswagen Golf: Front end carrier made only from plastic
    Volkswagen Golf: Front end carrier made only from plastic

    The front end carrier in the new Golf 7 is completely made from plastic. This makes the part that owes its shape to elaborate calculations and simulations one of the world's first front end carriers without metal reinforcement.
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  • TenCate and BASF sign agreement on strategic alliance for thermoplastic automotive composites
    TenCate and BASF sign agreement on strategic alliance for thermoplastic automotive composites

    TenCate Advanced Composites and BASF have entered into a strategic alliance to cooperate on the development, production and commercialization of thermoplastic composite materials suitable for high-volume vehicle production.
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  • First production application for the new heat-resistant BASF polyamide Ultramid Endure
    First production application for the new heat-resistant BASF polyamide Ultramid Endure

    The company Montaplast, Germany, a global supplier to the automotive industry, uses polyamide specialty Ultramid Endure D3G7 for a heat shield in the charge-air manifold of the 4 cylinder diesel-powered automobile engine from Daimler.
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  • Soaking it up like a sponge
    Soaking it up like a sponge

    Polyurethane foam protects Nord Stream Pipeline through the Baltic Sea
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  • A cool twist: Polyurethane gel, comfort with a cool touch
    A cool twist: Polyurethane gel, comfort with a cool touch

    The NA Polyurethane raw materials slab foam team put the fundamentals of chemistry to the test - and the result was a cool twist on an age old product.
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  • The light runner
    The light runner

    The experts at ELASTOGRAN were consulted in order to implement the carbon fibre-reinforced PU component to turn the Geneva motor show 2007 prototype of the Artega into a motor-racing approved sports car, for everyday use.
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  • Real smooth movers
    Real smooth movers

    In the quest to perfect sport motorcycles, BMW partnered with Cellasto to craft a unique solution to the BMW K-series cardan shaft, just in time for spring roll-out, leaving customers enthusiastic about the improvements.
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  • The middle class car...
    The middle class car...

    Improving the new VW Golf VI by covering the centre console in a thermoplastic polyurethane, BASF helped take the Golf VI from an average, middle class car, to a car which is styled well above average.
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  • The new BMW GT — beautiful inside and out
    The new BMW GT — beautiful inside and out

    The new BMW Gran Turismo required an interior product that allowed unlimited freedom in design, but would also the elegance inside, to enhance the total driving experience. Elastoskin was the obvious selection - for its creative possibilities, and advantages in processing it offers.
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  • Automotive Interior Solutions
    Automotive Interior Solutions

    In March 2010, Hyundai partnered with BASF to create a revolutionary i-flow car that not only cut fuel consumption and pollution, but also clear the way for greater interior and exterior design freedom, while enhancing comfort and safety.
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  • Dream team: the new Ford Taurus and Elastoskin.
    Dream team: the new Ford Taurus and Elastoskin.

    In an effort to re-introduce the Ford Taurus as a car that was all about luxury, craftsmanship and character, BASF helped redesign a door panel with the look and feel of genuine hand-stitched leather, to reignite the nostalgia of the original Ford Taurus.
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  • 300 meters deep and 30 hours at a stretch — no problem for Trident.
    300 meters deep and 30 hours at a stretch — no problem for Trident.

    Huge progress has been made in many areas of subsea diving, and thanks to BASF, a new insulation system for diving bells can be added to the list, by developing the latest generation of glass-syntactic PU for the insulation of subsea equipment.
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  • Doing it right with polyurethane insulation.
    Doing it right with polyurethane insulation.

    BASF helped Palm Harbor Homes, a leading American builder of energy-efficient homes, to find a cost-effective method to optimize energy performance, using Autofroth Spray Polyurethane Foam System.
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