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BASF to Present Eco-efficient PU Solutions for Growing Markets at UTECH Asia

SpecialChem / Sep 1, 2011

SHANGHAI, China -- BASF, one of the leading suppliers of Polyurethane Solutions for systems, specialties and PU basic products, will display a variety of innovative and high-value polyurethane solutions for energy and climate protection, mobility, construction and housing in Shanghai from September 6 to 8, 2011.

Shoes
Shoes

"BASF is playing an active role in finding answers to today's increasing global energy challenges such as rapid urbanization, surge in power demand, an escalating mobility rate, and population growth," said Dr. Melanie Maas-Brunner, Senior Vice President, BASF Polyurethanes Asia Pacific. "Polyurethane is a critical element in resource and energy conversation and BASF is fully committed to developing customized PU system solutions to create the chemistry needed to help customers of different industries reduce their carbon footprints, enhance their product performances and become more competitive." Our Polyurethane Solutions products are designed to improve eco-efficiency and are inherently durable, therefore, contribute to the long life of the end products which contain them."

Sustainable Polyurethane Solutions in cold chain for better energy efficiency

BASF PU systems, Elastopor®, Elastopir®, Elastospray®and Elastocool®, provide a sustainable solution along the cold chain through better energy efficiency. This highly-innovative rigid foam system allows better regulation of storage temperatures in refrigerators and freezers to keep food fresh at every step along the transport and storage stages while saving energy in the process. Its low thermal conductivity and exceptional physical properties, such as low density, result in the significant reduction of energy and raw material consumption as well as heat loss and CO2 emissions.

Cold Chain
Cold Chain

Polyurethane Composites Solutions for stronger and lighter vehicles

Car manufacturers are utilizing the versatility of polyurethanes to reduce weight and in turn, enhance comfort and safety in vehicles. Elastoflex® Paper honeycomb with Polyurethanes is extremely light and considerably strain-resistant, offering good adhesion to substrates and noticeable reduction of sound and vibrations, making it ideal for application in trunk floors, sky roofs and rear shelves.

Elastoflex® LFI (Long Fiber Injection) is processed with a specialized PU mixing machine, which injects cut fibers together with PU mixtures. This process simplifies the conventional manufacturing method and costs while increasing productivity significantly, thus, it is a superior solution for automotive exterior parts like roof modules and interior parts like instrument panel substrates.

PURE 1.2 Balance - 100% eco-friendly polyurethane concept shoe based on renewable resources

PURE 1.2 Balance is a high-performance concept shoe made with BASF's exceptionally versatile, lightweight and extremely durable polyurethane. This innovative shoe is produced using new recyclable and eco-friendly materials based on renewable materials, with a minimum of 40% in content. Not only does it allow manufacturers greater freedom of design, but also offer outstanding cushioning, durability and flexibility at minimal weight.

About BASF Polyurethanes

BASF is one of the leading suppliers of Polyurethane Solutions for systems, specialties and PU basic products. With its global network of 38 polyurethane system houses and its comprehensive product and service portfolio, BASF is the preferred partner of its customers in many industries.

In the extremely service-oriented business of polyurethane systems and specialties, reliable PU experience and competence are crucial. Through its system house network, BASF provides fast local support, from technical service and sales to production and marketing during the development of customized solutions. With its world-scale plants, BASF secures its leading market position in the production of polyurethane basic products in all regions of the world.

Polyurethanes make life more comfortable, safer and more pleasant while helping to save energy sustainably. They contribute towards improved insulation of buildings and more attractive, lightweight design of cars. Producers of shoe soles, mattresses and household goods as well as sports equipment use the unique advantages of polyurethanes provided with the knowledge and expertise of the polyurethane experts of BASF world-wide.

About BASF

BASF is one of the world's leading chemical companies. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and agricultural products to oil and gas. As a reliable partner BASF creates chemistry to help its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of about Euro 63.9 billion in 2010 and had approximately 109,000 employees as of the end of the year.

Source: BASF


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