BASF touts new line of long-fiber material for car manufacturing

07/5/2010 | European Plastics News (U.K.)

BASF is eying the automotive market in its development of a line of long-fiber reinforced compounds. The company's Ultramid Structure LF polyamides are still manufactured from its pilot pultrusion line, but BASF is already making investments into building an industrial-scale plant to support the product's launch. The product's 12-millimeter length has high reinforcement levels and reportedly will be highly effective in car-engine mounts and seat inserts, replacing metals such as aluminum.

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