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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Case Studies

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

June 21, 2018

Basotect featured in Telly Award-winning segment

BASF's open cell melamine foam, Basotect, featured in Telly Award winning segment.

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June 15, 2018

BASF increases production capacity of Neopor®

Global capacity expansion for Neopor by 40,000 metric tons per year

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Join BASF in exploring blueprint for better cities at A’18

June 14, 2018

Join BASF in exploring blueprint for better cities at A’18

Visit us at Booth #5017 to learn why building resilient, energy efficient and sustainable communities begin with the right chemistry.

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BASF invests in carbon recycling company LanzaTech

June 13, 2018

BASF invests in carbon recycling company LanzaTech

Unique biotechnological procedure for using gaseous waste as a source for raw materials

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May 25, 2018

Polyurethane Systems, Basic Products and Intermediates from BASF presented at UTECH 2018 in Maastricht

BASF is once again exhibiting at this year's UTECH Europe 2018 international polyurethane trade show in Maastricht, NL from May 29 to 31

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