With more than 100 years of experience in leather chemicals, they provide a comprehensive product range that covers the complete leather-making process.
Their valureTM, BASF’s innovative transfer coating technology, allows virtually unlimited design freedom through the use of a laser-engraved mold with design opportunities ranging from perfect interpretations of natural surfaces to innovative presentations of technical textures and designers’ own creations combined with unique soft touch effects and the possibility of color matching.
Their technology also supports brand protection as small, almost invisible logo features can be built into the design to address counterfeit challenges.
For more than forty years, BASF has been developing, producing, and selling the tailor-made high-performance footwear materials Elastopan® and Elastollan® for all types of shoes and soles. Their latest innovation InfinergyTM, the expanded thermoplastic polyurethane (E-TPU), combines the properties of TPU with the advantages of foams and makes running shoes comfortable to wear and delivers excellent running properties.
With their portfolio of polyurethane systems, thermoplastic polyurethanes and engineering thermoplastics, they offer leading companies in the footwear industry a unique and integrated toolbox of solutions.
BASF supports their customers with chemistry-driven innovations, coming from world-scale production plants, compounding facilities, regional technical development centers; as well as with their competence in application engineering.
BASF has been the preferred partner from fiber to fashion as well as industrial solutions for many decades, with a long established history dating back more than a century.
Their expertise covers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions ranging from plant based raw materials, monomers and additives for the production of synthetic fibers, to the coating chemicals required to enhance the value of end products.