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Replace average performance with high performance.


That’s what BASF Performance Materials is all about. Our mission is to replace conventional, average-performance materials – whether plastic, fiber, foam or metal – with high-performance materials.


What defines ‘high-performance’ materials? You do. Our job is to match you with the right solution to achieve the performance parameters you set.


That means help with innovation and invention. Enhanced sustainability. Rapid speed to market. And a collaborative, solutions-focused approach to whatever challenges you face.


Formed as part of a global restructuring to better serve you, our connected team of high-performance materials experts and industry-leading portfolio of plastics and polyurethanes – both off-the-shelf and custom solutions – can help you meet and exceed your product development and business goals.



Many markets, many challenges, many solutions.

Whatever you make, we can help you improve performance and manufacturability. Reduce production costs while still creating a premium product.


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Innovation and sustainability go hand-in-hand.

By 2050, there will be 9 billion people on our planet – 2.2 billion more than there are today. Our innovations are intended to meet two goals: address the challenges of a growing population, and to help you do well by doing good.


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Find out what’s happening in the world of high-performance plastics and polyurethanes.


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Recent News Articles

June 28, 2016

BASF extends its portfolio of innovative foam solutions with ecovio® EA

ecovio® EA is the first expandable, closed-cell foam material which is biobased and certified compostable. It is particularly suitable for transport packaging for high-value or delicate goods where a high level of impact resistance and robustness is vital.

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June 27, 2016

Ultramid® Advanced N

New polyphthalamide portfolio for sophisticated components in the automotive and electronics industries

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June 27, 2016

New Ultramid® product for window systems

With the new Ultramid® LFX, it is now possible to configure window systems even more effectively.

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June 15, 2016

Sport Infinity - Defining the future of material recycling

BASF is one of ten members of the "Sport Infinity" project spearheaded by adidas and funded by the European Commission.

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June 14, 2016

Trend study “Material Selection 16/17” by BASF presents innovative materials for products of the future

Trend study “Material Selection 16/17” by BASF presents innovative materials for products of the future. It is a joint project by the designfabrik® and the Performance Materials scouting team of BASF in Europe.

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