Aerospace Materials for Seating Components

Aerospace materials for seating components should allow manufactures and airlines to optimize weight and strength characteristics, maximize space utilization and minimize overall size. BASF is committed to providing lightweighting solutions for various components of the seat and its structure. Our continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastics are easy to form and allow design freedom for increased seating comfort while reducing the profile of the seat back. BASF's polyurethane microcellular foams replace many traditional rubber based products to offer weight as well as part complexity savings.

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Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)

Stimulite® by Supracor — Thermoplastic honeycomb seat cushioning
Seating technology that offers weight and space savings, superior comfort, recyclability and longevity


Elastollan® Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)
TPU excels in terms of abrasion resistance, cut/ tear resistance, elastic memory, chemical resistance, and hydrolytic stability

NVH Innovation and Friction Dampers

Cellasto® Microcellular PU Foam
Replace rubber with robust, versatile and light PU foams

High Temperature Thermoplastics & Composites

Ultrason®  Semi-finished Products
These materials are highly impact resistant, non-flammable and do not delaminate


Ultrason® All Thermoplastic Panel
Recyclable alternative to honeycomb core panels providing weight, time, and labor savings. FST & OSU Compliant


Ultrason® Reinforced Thermoplastic Laminate
Recyclable alternative to phenolic prepreg providing production effiecency, time, and labor savings. FST & OSU Compliant.


Ultramid® Flame Retardant Polyamide
High mechanical strength, stiffness, and thermal stability. Available is unreinforced, reinforced (glass, minerals, glass beads, etc.) and flame retardant grades.

Polyurethane (PU) Applications

Headrests and Armrests
Flexible polyurethane foams for superior comfort, light weight, easy processing and maximum design freedom

Powder Injection Molding

Catamold® Metal/Ceramic Injection Molding
Economical fabrication of highly complex ceramic and metal parts near net shape