Applications

BASF’s automotive solutions range from high performance plastics, coatings and fuel additives to catalysts, battery materials and brake fluids to chemicals for leather and textiles. Below you’ll find a list of today’s innovations that are driving the industry into the future.

Electronics

BASF's automotive electronic products meet the increased demand and growing volume of electrical wiring in cars. The products ensure higher power output and lower emissions while still meeting lightweight design and reliability demands.

Exterior

BASF helps create modern and durable car exteriors that meet both design and functionality requirements. From long-lasting coatings to plastics that enable lighter-weight materials, BASF's innovations improve the looks and quality of today's and future cars.

Interior

BASF products for car interiors increase the occupants’ safety while also reducing the vehicle’s weight. Car interiors can then be more comfortable and quieter, but also more resilient, durable and, in the future, even better air-conditioned.

Powertrain & Chassis

BASF's products for powertrain and chassis can improve engine performance, while reducing fuel consumption and offering an excellent drive experience mixing sportinesss with safety. BASF’s products also allows for the optimal design of critical components, and ensure long-term protection against corrosion and deposits. The air we breathe is kept cleaner by removing pollutants and contaminants, while the driving range for electric cars is extended by reducing curb weight.

Safety

BASF provides safety products that can be trusted by both passengers and pedestrians. From braking components to airbag housings and bumper stifferners, these chemistry innovations protect crucial parts of the car, can be processed conveniently and economically, are lightweight and keep a design freedom.

Shaping the Future

Innovation is the name of the game. BASF is paving the way for chemistry solutions within the automotive industry. Check out the stories below on the advancements in this field and contributions to our local community.

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  1. Air Filter

    Powertrain & Chassis

    Sealing the air filters

  2. Attached Parts

    Exterior

    Always looking good

  3. Battery Materials

    Powertrain & Chassis

    Powering today’s electric vehicles

  4. Brake Fluid

    Safety

    Brake fluid with built-in safety features

  5. Cable System

    Electronics

    Perfectly reliable

  6. Carbody

    Exterior

    Doors to a new world

  7. Catalytic Converter

    Powertrain & Chassis

    Cleaning the air

  8. Chassis

    Powertrain & Chassis

    Safe and smooth running

  9. Cladding

    Interior

    Interior decor with style

  10. Coatings

    Exterior

    Keeping the shine

  11. Coolants

    Powertrain & Chassis

    Cooling the engine

  12. Dashboard

    Interior

    Greater safety, greater comfort

  13. E-Mobility

    Powertrain & Chassis

  14. Electronic Control Unit

    Electronics

    Improving the electronic control unit

  15. Front End

    Exterior

    Always in good shape

  16. Fuel Additives

    Powertrain & Chassis

    Protecting and cleaning the fuel system

  17. Fuel Circuit

    Powertrain & Chassis

    Stable enough for biodiesel

  18. Glazing

    Exterior

    Sophisticated protection

  19. Lighting

    Exterior

    Reflecting the light

  20. Lubricants

    Powertrain & Chassis

    Gearing up

  21. Oil Circuit

    Powertrain & Chassis

    Keeping the pistons strong

  22. Passenger Safety

    Safety

    Innovations in airbags

  23. Pedestrian Safety

    Safety

    Keeping pedestrians safe

  24. Seats

    Interior

    Next-generation seating

  25. Soundproofing

    Powertrain & Chassis

    Silence under the hood

  26. Steering Wheel

    Interior

    Everything at your fingertips

  27. Surface Finishing

    Interior

    Luxury finishes