BASF can be depended on to present a host of applications and innovative materials when it attends an event, and the Fakuma trade show in Friedrichshafen was no exception. But what was enjoyable to see was that at least one of these was being put to good practical use during the show.
Visitors to the booth were invited to sit on the "A-Chair," made by the Brunner company, an internationally leading manufacturer of contract furniture. The chair is made of Ultramid B3EG10 SI (SI: surface improved), one of the four representatives of the new surface polyamide family from BASF for the needs of the furniture industry. First introduced at the K 2013 plastics trade fair in Düsseldorf, this product family combines a high surface quality with the outstanding mechanical and chemical properties of the plastic class, in one case including special flame-resistant characteristics. BASF experts assisted the manufacturer in the design of the office chair with their simulation tool Ultrasim.