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BASF's 40 products at NPE2018

Source:Plastics News Asia

Date Published:5/16/2018 07:05:48 PM

BASF turns ideas into ideal solutions with over 40 products on display at NPE 2018 in the areas of mobility, healthy living and sustainability.
BASF exhibited its Performance Materials portfolio at NPE2018 and highlighted its more than 40 products, with interactive displays focusing on innovative solutions for the future in the areas of mobility, healthy living, sustainable materials and manufacturing. 
At this year’s expo, BASF showed 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 at NPE2018
BASF demonstrated its material innovation in transportation, consumer, construction and industrial applications, and the processes that power those developments, such as performance prediction and 3D printing. Existing and potential customers were able to sit down with BASF’s material engineering and design experts for customized one-on-one ‘ideal solution’ sessions and experience the approach in action.
According to Juan Carlos Ordonez, Senior Vice President Performance Materials, BASF North America said that BASF is highly focused on innovation in the plastics industry and it has partnered with companies who are redefining what’s possible.  
Additional highlights of BASF at NPE2018 included: 
• 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


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