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BASF turns ideas into ideal solutions at NPE2018

Over 40 products and displays highlight a variety of innovative themes at this year’s event


WYANDOTTE, MI – WEBWIRE

 BASF will exhibit its Performance Materials portfolio at NPE2018: The Plastics Show, May 7-11, with more than 40 products and interactive displays highlighting innovative solutions for the future in the areas of mobility, healthy living, sustainable materials and manufacturing.

At this year’s expo, BASF will showcase how its successful collaborations with customers have turned ideas into ideal solutions. BASF developed in partnership with  Wabash National, leading producer of commercial trucking equipment, the industry’s first all-composite refrigerated trailer with increased thermal efficiency. A collaboration with  SIASUN, supplier of industrial robot systems, created a lightweight collaborative robot offering significant weight reduction, contributing to less energy consumption. BASF and  Essentium, Inc, an innovative additive manufacturing startup, present a revolutionary 3D printed prosthetic leg made from thermoplastic carbon fiber composite that allows for lifecycle modifications.

BASF will demonstrate its material innovation in transportation, consumer, construction and industrial applications, and the processes that power those developments, such as performance prediction and 3D printing. Current and potential customers can sit down with BASF’s material engineering and design experts for customized  one-on-one ‘ideal solution’ sessions and experience the approach in action.

“BASF is highly focused on innovation in the plastics industry,” said Juan Carlos Ordonez, Senior Vice President Performance Materials, BASF North America. “We partner with companies who are redefining what’s possible and we look forward to showcasing these collaborations and connecting with industry professionals to uncover future ideal solutions at this year’s show.”

Additional highlights of BASF at NPE2018 include:

  • Honeycomb load floor that reduces the weight of SUV cargo areas and car truck liners by 30 to 40 percent in comparison to traditional load floors
  • Suite of sustainable solutions including compostable coffee capsules and packaging and biodegradable mulch film
  • High performance specialty plastics and foams offering design flexibility for industries such as footwear, automotive and construction
  • Interactive ULTRASIM® demonstrations, highlighting part performance prediction capabilities as well as a virtual reality game highlighting the new Creation Center, an environment that offers our customers new ways of working and experiencing our competencies in an open-minded and creative space

The booth will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET and is located at Booth S15023. For more information on BASF please visit:  www.basf.us/npe2018.

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 18,200 employees in North America, and had sales of $17.9 billion in 2017. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit  www.basf.com.

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The more than 115,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of €64.5 billion in 2017. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at  www.basf.com.


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