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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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Get the information you need.

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


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Recent News Articles

January 12, 2018

BASF recognized for commitment to #HurricaneStrong and Breezy Point house rebuild

BASF was honored by the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) for outstanding efforts in advancing education and awareness toward #HurricaneStrong

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Media Advisory: BASF to increase prices for Lupraphen® polyesterol products in North America

January 09, 2018

Media Advisory: BASF to increase prices for Lupraphen® polyesterol products in North America

WYANDOTTE, MI, January 3, 2018 – BASF will increase prices in North America

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December 13, 2017

Conserving resources with EPS food packaging

Styropor produced from renewable resources for the first time on the market

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December 06, 2017

BASF polyamide material application awarded with SPE Automotive Innovation award

BASF’s Ultramid® helps Hutchinson Antivibration Systems develop innovative powertrain mounting clevis bracket for General Motors

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November 22, 2017

BASF at NAHB International Builders' Show® 2018

Learn how innovative chemistry and building science is revolutionizing how homes stand up to Mother Nature and outperform typically constructed homes today.

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