Advanced synthetic materials

Advanced synthetic materials

Consumer electronics, cellular phones, and personal computers rely on though, durable, non-conducting plastics to protect sensitive electronic components. Plastics are essential in electronic applications because of their insulating properties; the flow of electrons that make up electrical currents cannot readily penetrate plastics' molecular structures.

Versatile range of uses for carbonyl iron powder

Keroflux optimizes diesel fuels

Dirt-repellent textile fibers

Elastic fibres providing the flexibility of textiles


Single-walled carbon nanotubeSingle-walled carbon nanotube

By manipulating the structures of molecules and creating new ones, chemists and engineers are producing new materials that are both strong and flexible. These advances have improved impact resistance, reduced the total weight of equipment, and reduced the cost of consumer goods.

Soundless floor tiles utilizing nanotechnology

BASF has developed a version of vibration-absorbing mortar, which, once placed under the floor, absorbs the noise of treads as well.

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Whether it's laptops, cell phones or CD players, a key issue is how to power these smaller and smaller portable devices. What batteries do today could in the future be done by mini fuel cells. Hydrogen could act as a source of energy provided that the problem of storage for its use in mobile devices can be solved. A possible storage medium for hydrogen would be Nanocubes made of metal organic frameworks (MOFs), whose properties are currently being tested by BASF researchers.