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Latest Design Stories

  1. iGloss Delivers that New Car Look, Longer

    January 24, 2018

    Exterior appearance plays a significant role in vehicle selection and purchase. However, over time, environmental…

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  2. BASF’s Composite Expertise Means Metal Sits Out for Lincoln Continental Seat

    January 9, 2017

    Ford Motor Co. wanted to introduce an innovative seating architecture for the highly anticipated, all-new Lincoln…

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  3. BASF Color of the Year, a Smoky Blue, Makes its Debut at SEMA

    November 3, 2016

    Can a color represent a feeling? Paul Czornij, head of design for BASF’s Color Excellence Group, believes that the…

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  4. Parallax-Inspired BASF’s Color Predictions for 2020 Vehicles

    May 9, 2016

    What happens to the scenery as you look through the window of a moving vehicle or train? The trees appear much…

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  5. Chevy FNR’s Concept Color Inspired by the Future of Automotive

    August 31, 2015

    BASF is building a reputation with concept car color debuts for General Motors Co. at Auto Shanghai. From the Buick…

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  6. Walk This Way: How Pedestrian Protection is Changing the Automotive Industry

    August 20, 2015

    Pedestrian protection is a growing concern, especially as mega-cities around the globe experience population shifts to…

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  7. Innovation Focused ‘Think Tank’ for Auto Solutions in Mexico

    By: Frank Hezel - July 28, 2015

    Mexico’s automotive industry is experiencing unprecedented growth and is quickly becoming one of the strongest auto…

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  8. China’s First All-Plastic Backrest and Seat Pan

    July 9, 2015

    A recent Automotive Seating Study from Johnson Controls found that a majority of consumers said driver comfort had the…

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  9. Problem Solving for Future Transportation Issues, Today

    By: Joel Johnson - June 15, 2015

    A clear, blue ocean – a scenic treasure, a tranquil escape. You may be thinking, “Why’s he writing about his…

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  10. Inspiring the Customized Car

    May 4, 2015

    While autonomous cars may be the way of the future, it won’t be the only way.  64 percent of millennials say they…

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  11. Coating Carbon Fiber Composites: Achieving a ‘Class A Finish’

    Don Campbell - April 20, 2015

    Carbon fiber has a very distinct look - industrial, textured, charcoal gray. And while some companies are…

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  12. Look Out Aluminum, Thermoplastic Composites Can Reduce More Mass

    March 19, 2015

    “Aluminum Inferior to Steel? Not On The 2015 Ford F-150” “Ford’s aluminum F-150 takes Truck of the…

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