Innovative materials secure 5G telecommunication
Compared to conventional concrete or steel base materials, polyurethane (PU) composite materials are more lightweight, cost-effective and with longer service life. BASF's innovative Elastolit® PU solutions are used in 5G communication towers, supporting China's rollout of 5G networks. Read more
Cutting-edge technologies to build future smart manufacturing
Digital technologies and the Internet of Things are becoming the cornerstone of digital plants. Traditional chemical companies are using digital technologies such as augmented reality, predictive maintenance, drones, and neural networks to drive efficiency, reduce energy consumption, and optimize plant operational efficiency.
Digital technologies start a new precision agriculture model in the digital age
BASF "BASF Leading Grower" App is able to provide and deliver in-time, comprehensive and precise agricultural and technological services to farmers. They will be able to manage planting more efficiently. Through their phones, farmers will receive weather reports, learn about agricultural technologies and pest control and be able to consult with BASF experts through long-distance guidance about agricultural problems.Read more
Plastic additive shields 5G base stations from UV light
With BASF Tinuvin® 360, the outdoor 5G base stations can withstand weathering and degradation by intense sunlight, thus maintaining stable service with extended life span. Read more
E-commerce platforms bring conveniences to both business and consumer customers
5G technology will greatly improve online shopping experience. BASF has launched its online stores at 1688.com(B2B), JD.com(B2C) and Tmall.com(B2C), business buyers and individual consumers are able to purchase BASF products conveniently online.Read more
Empowering autonomous vehicles
5G is enabling autonomous vehicles in many ways, so do new materials. For example, Lidar-transparent pigments in coating allow near-infrared radiation to pass through and avoid absorption. Lidar-reflective layer sends NIR radiation back to autonomous vehicle and improves the visibility of vehicle (video). In another example, BASF offers radar-optimized plastics used for radar transmission and absorption that increase the accuracy of the radar sensors, thereby improving the functionality of the automated vehicle with greater cost efficiency.Read more
Innovative materials support the revolution to smartphones
In the 5G era, mobile phones materials are facing comprehensive requirements such as like smaller size, ultra-thin shell, full- screen display and multiple cameras, among others. etc., All require innovative materials. BASF Catamold® is a ready-to-mold stainless steel feedstock for metal injection molding (MIM) with both technical and economic benefits. The high-end smartphone camera solution meets the requirements of complex internal structural of 5G devices.