Chair uses BASF's 'furniture plastic'

EUROPEAN PLASTICS NEWS

Published: July 8, 2013 12:32 pm ET

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Topics Product News, Design, K 2013
Companies & Associations BASF SE

At the K 2013 exhibition in Düsseldorf, Germany, in October, BASF SE will showcase new grades of its Ultramid polyamide in the seatback of the MOVYis3 office swivel chair.

Four grades go by the official name of Ultramid SI (meaning "surface improved"), but have been nicknamed "furniture Ultramid" because they are geared to the needs of the furniture sector.

BASF has developed the chair in collaboration with the furniture manufacturer Interstuhl. Close cooperation between designers and engineers of both companies led to the selection of Ultramid B3EG4 SI for the chair's backrest, as it provided a high quality surface and helped create a sleek part with sufficient strength.

BASF previously scored a big success at K 2007 with another chair. The MYTO chair was created by designer Konstantin Grcic and the Italian furniture maker Plank and originally used BASF's Ultradur High Speed material.

At K 2013, BASF will be appealing to designers by showing the Ultramid SI and other materials, plus its Designfabrik service platform, coloring capabilities and Ultrasim simulation software.


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