Performance Materials – We combine industry leading technologies with established expertise
BASF’s Performance Material team helps customers maximize their potential by creating application-oriented industry solutions. We collaborate closely with customers across various industries, in order to tailer our solutions specifically to each customer’s individual application needs. As a result, development is driven by local market needs and is coordinated globally to ensure leveraging of key capabilities across regions.
ELECTRONICS AND ELECTRICAL
Engineering plastics used in electrical applications (E/E) have to show excellent electrical performance, good mechanical properties as well as high dimensional stability under heat. In daily operation, they have to guarantee insulation and therefore secure handling. They have to reduce fire risk in the event of an electrical defect or exposure to external sources of ignition. With a lot of applications, the plastic is used for designing the exterior of components as well. This is why design requirements, e. g. for surface quality, haptics, and colors, are becoming more and more important.
Main drivers of the appliance industry are a low energy consumption, SMART home and sustainability – just to mention some. Regulatory changes will challenge the industry. Materials which are state of the art today will not fulfill the increasing standards of tomorrow.