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Automotive & Transportation
United States
Automotive & Transportation

Innovative solutions for sustainable mobility

Greater fuel efficiency, a lower environmental impact, freedom of design as well as greater comfort and safety.

BASF cooperates closely with customers all over the world. We supply and develop functional materials and solutions that enable vehicles to be built and to operate more efficiently.

Our product range includes engineering plastics, polyurethane and specialty foams, coatings, pigments, catalysts, axle and transmission lubricants, fuel additives, coolants and brake fluids, as well as battery materials.

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Mass Transportation - Tailor-made solutions for mass transportation

Interior and exterior. Under the hood. Our solutions for buses and trains extend from brand-impact coatings to lightweight flooring. From chassis and battery technologies to lubricants, sealants and adhesives. And of course, our R&D teams are always working on something new.
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Automotive - Chemistry-driven innovation for future mobility

Together, with our partners, we are driving research and innovation forward to develop leading automotive solutions. These innovations will help automakers address their challenges of today and tomorrow, such as emissions reduction, heat management, e-mobility, lightweight construction, and fuel efficiency.
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Aviation & Aerospace - Unique solutions across a wide range of applications

Aerospace materials from BASF are cutting-edge solutions that meet the challenges of the aerospace industry. From the exterior coatings to the cabin interiors, we provide an extensive portfolio of materials designed for multiple aviation applications.
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BASF’s mobile emission control technologies offer cost-effective regulatory compliance solutions for light-duty gasoline and diesel engines, heavy-duty diesel engines, motorcycles, small engines, and more.


Coating materials from BASF Coatings protect surfaces and give them color and luster. Our products and processes set the standard for eco-efficiency. Every day, our research and development teams work to make coatings of the future more high-performance and more eco-friendly. When it comes to automotive OEM paints, automotive refinish products, and industrial paints, BASF Coatings is the global player in the coatings industry.

Resins and additives

The Dispersions & Resins division offers single source, end-to-end, raw material solutions for the automotive and transportation coatings industry. Our breadth of products includes a wide range of resins, functional additives, curing agents, rheology modifiers and light stabilizers. Our portfolio can be customized to meet the needs of our customers. 

Engineering Plastics

BASF is one of the leading producers of Engineering Plastics globally for the automotive industry. BASF has the expertise from both a material and a design standpoint to help our customers be more successful and innovation in areas such as lightweighting and space-saving designs.


BASF is the leading supplier of Polyurethane Solutions for systems, specialties and PU basic products. With its global network of 38 polyurethane system houses and its comprehensive product and service portfolio, BASF is the preferred partner of its customers in many industries.

Battery Material Solutions

BASF offers a portfolio of advanced application specific cathode materials to support higher energy density, safety and improved efficiency for lithium-ion batteries.

Performance Chemicals

Performance Chemicals offers solutions for the automotive industry including additives and pigments for plastics that go into automotive interiors and exteriors; lubricant additives and synthetic lubricants; and fuel additives.


The Petrochemicals division supplies products to internal as well as external customers in the following industries: chemical manufacturing, construction, food and beverage, and agriculture.