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  1. Powering Hybrid/Electric Vehicles with Materials that Matter

    September 11, 2017

    It is estimated that 5 to 8 percent of all vehicle production will be made up of pure electric, full hybrid or plug-in…

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  2. Debuting on 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia, BASF’s Plastic Can Take the Heat

    May 9, 2017

    The appetite for turbocharging technology is growing among automakers across the globe. OEMs view smaller displaced…

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  3. BASF Brings Innovation to Global Lightweighting Demand

    April 18, 2017

    When it comes to mega trends driving today’s global auto industry, the advancements and materials that are helping…

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  4. BASF Coating Based Solutions Meet “Zero Evap” Standards

    November 9, 2016

    Across the globe, evaporative emissions are being regulated to reduce air pollution—with the end goal to drive fuel…

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  5. 9 Solutions BASF Offers to Help Automakers Meet CAFE Standards

    July 21, 2016

    Since 2012, U.S. automakers have kept a keen eye toward a milestone date thirteen years down the road. The U.S.…

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  6. Honeycomb Structure is the Bee’s-Knees for Automotive Lightweighting

    June 16, 2016

    The honeycomb design found in the insect world is making its way into the auto industry, beating out man-made blow…

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  7. 3 New Ways Advanced Composite Materials Are Light Weighting Today’s Cars

    April 6, 2016

    Advanced plastic parts show true promise in helping automakers meet their fuel economy goals. While total system…

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  8. Mustang Lightens Its Grille with New Carbon Fiber Composite

    December 9, 2015

    Ford Performance wanted to showcase innovation on the 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang by creating a grille opening…

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  9. First-Ever, All-Black Yacht Made Possible by Automotive Coatings

    November 12, 2015

    Never before has a racing yacht been able to achieve an all-black look. Yes, black sails or a black hull, but never a…

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  10. Combating Heat and Noise Associated With Fuel Efficient Engines

    October 15, 2015

    The road to meeting global fuel efficiency standards has automakers trying to do more with less, like combining direct…

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  11. Shedding Pounds in DOE’s Multi-Material Lightweight Vehicle Project

    October 5, 2015

    Through persistence and cooperation, an automaker and multiple industry suppliers have come together to develop a…

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  12. 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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