Plastics are an integral part of modern life; however, there is increasing public concern regarding their usage. To address this, BASF is striving to reduce plastic waste, conserve raw materials, and maximize the potential of materials during use. Achieving this goal requires continued innovation. BASF will be showcasing a large number of them from October 17-21 at the 28th Fakuma in Friedrichshafen, Germany (booth B4-4304). Go!Create – welcome to #ourplasticsjourney towards a sustainable future.
Mass balanced products – from end-of-life tires to door handle and crash absorber
BASF’s portfolio offers products that make the best possible use of existing resources and clearly reduce greenhouse gas emissions during production. Among them are mass-balanced plastics that pursue two goals at once: resource conservation through the use of circular raw materials instead of fossil raw materials and a reduced CO2 footprint (Product Carbon Footprint = PCF). Such products are already being used, for example, in the bow door handles of the Mercedes-Benz S?Class and the EQE. In addition, the concept has now also been adopted for the production of crash absorbers for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.