Soak it up


Polyurethane technology allows manufacturers to eliminate fiberglass-reinforced resin from baths and spas entirely.


Polyurethane elastomers are lightweight, require less time to cure and eliminate the need for fiberglass lay-up, so cycle times are reduced and higher volume production is possible That gives manufacturers a clear advantage over older technologies. In addition, overall strength and quality is improved. Even volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are eliminated.


The process can be automated to reduce labor costs and substantially reduce scrap rate, making it highly cost competitive. Superior insulation values maintain water temperatures, enhancing customer enjoyment while also saving energy. This performance is particularly useful in outdoor spas.


House and Home Case Studies


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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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Dreaming? Or just sleeping?

On average, we spend 200,000 hours sitting, or lying down, in a lifetime. BASF and Ikea partnered up to make this time more comfortable, by designing relaxing neck cushions to suit individual needs.


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Go! Footwear News: Timberland

BASF Polyurethanes works with the footwear manufacturer to develop a non-slip sole for its line of workwear


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Going places with Amptown cases.

Whether transporting a Steinway concert piano, or the complete light and sound equipment for the opening of the Olympic Games, Amptown has remained the leading manufacturer of flight cases. With the help of BASF, they have managed to evolve to handle the diverse growth in technological demands of their customers.


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Heavenly Pleasure

For 35 years, himolla and BASF have worked to establish and create one of the most well-known, high-quality furniture brands in Europe. Inside each of their individually ordered pieces, is always Elastoflex foam, from Elastogran.


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Herman Miller

The office furniture maker works with BASF Engineering Plastics to create a PVC-free arm pad for its Aeron Office Chair


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If you want to go full speed down the piste, you might also want to know what you are standing on — regardless of whether it is a board or skis

BASF helps ski and snowboard companies showcase their brands to endure the roughest of conditions, with the use of Elastollan.


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Islands of Recreation

Elastocoat C partners with Teuco to create the ultimate in spa relaxation, providing quality products for a world-class bathing experience.


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Ladies and gentlemen, the President of the United States.

The White House pressroom in Washington, DC was furnished with new seating from Spain, and to meet the high expectations and standards of the White House, BASF was chosen to provide the chair's interior.


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Sole mates

Timberland PRO shoe experts team up with BASF to strive for the very best in the highly competitive market of hotel work shoes, to ensure an extra-long life, unbeatable comfort, and outstanding slip-resistant shoe for absolute reliability and speed in serving guests.


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