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BASF at SAE World Congress: Offered Innovative Prospects for Auto Industry's Future Mobility

Published on 2014-04-28. Author : SpecialChem

FLORHAM PARK, NJ -- BASF sponsored and participated in the 2014 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress, April 8-10, at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. As among the leading chemical supplier to the automotive industry, BASFoffered chemistry-driven innovation to help customers create new possibilities for future mobility. BASF contributed to a number of presentations at the 2014 SAE World Congress.

In the "Advanced Emission Components and Systems for Gasoline Vehicles" session, Dinh Dang, Application Engineer, BASF Corporation, was a co-author of the Investigation of a Catalyst & Engine Management Solution to Meet LEV III - SULEV with Reduced PGM presentation, which was be given.

Also in that session, Stephen Johnson, Application Engineer, BASF Corporation, presented Optimum Zone Ratio For Improving Hydrocarbon Lightoff Without Increased PGM Costs.

Timothy S. December, Group Leader, BASF Corporation, and Donald Campbell, Group Leader, BASF Corporation presented Building Durable Scratch Resistance in Automotive Clearcoats in the "Advances in Coating and Paints" session.

Emre Kurtoglu, Ph.D., R&D Manager, Global Structural Materials Research at BASF Corporation, discussed Bio-based Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) from BASF in the "LCA and Sustainable Materials/Manufacturing" session.

In the "Modeling and Simulation Technology for Composite Materials" session, Marios Lambi, Application Development and Computer Aided Engineering Manager, BASF Corporation, presented Thermoplastic Lightweight Design Trends and Simulation Challenges in the Automotive Industry.

BASF also moderated Structural Plastic Composite Components — Pathway to Adoption — Role of Collaboration/Consortiumat this year's World Congress. Organized by Marianne Morgan, Automotive Industry Liaison Manager, BASF Corporation, the session highlighted OEM perspectives, technology pathways gaps and gap analysis, consortium /government projects, enabling technologies and new business models. The session concluded with a panel discussion on pathways to enable the automotive industry to meet required cost, weight, assembly needs with a focus on collaboration and partnerships as a critical element.

BASF is one of the world's leading chemical suppliers to the automotive industry. From engineering plastics, polyurethane solutions, coatings and fuel additives to catalysts, battery materials, and brake fluids — BASF offers chemistry-driven innovation for the automotive Industry.

About BASF – The Chemical Company

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has nearly 17,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $19.3 billion in 2013.

BASF is one of the world's leading chemical companies. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. It combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, it enables customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Its products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. It has summed up this contribution in corporate purpose: "We create chemistry for a sustainable future". BASF had sales of about €74 billion in 2013 and over 112,000 employees as of the end of the year.

Source: BASF

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