Microcellular polyurethane elastomer
Cellasto® is a microcellular polyurethane elastomer (MPU) sold as finished product mainly to the automotive industry. In fact, Cellasto is inside every second car manufactured in the world.
Under the Cellasto brand, BASF develops, produces and distributes components from microcellular polyurethane elastomers that enhance driving comfort. Cellasto not only is more robust and durable, it has superior physical properties when it comes to minimizing noise from the engine and isolating vibrations from the chassis, shock absorbers and struts. The microcellular polyurethane foam saves space and weight due to its excellent volume compressibility.
- High abrasion resistance
- Ozone resistance
- Very good static and dynamic long-term behaviour
- High-volume compressibility with minimum lateral expansion
- Low dynamic hardening and amplitude-selective damping
- Resistance to oils, greases and other aliphatic hydrocarbons
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Cellasto® Case Studies
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.
Cellasto helps take home the win for the de Rooy team, with its DAF trucks, equipped with 20 specially developed Cellasto suspension rings, which provided them with increased strength and endurance for the whole shock-absorber system.
Cellasto overrun buffers are manufactured from a microcellular polyurethane elastomer and are designed to meet or exceed the strictest safety standards in accordance to ASME A17.7/CSA B44.7.