Chair uses BASF's 'furniture plastic'

EUROPEAN PLASTICS NEWS

Published: July 8, 2013 12:32 pm ET

Related to this story

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.


Comments

Chair uses BASF's 'furniture plastic'

EUROPEAN PLASTICS NEWS

Published: July 8, 2013 12:32 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Welding equipment supplier Forward completes expansion

September 30, 2014 4:08 pm ET

Plastic welding equipment producer Forward Technology completed an expansion it predicts will help customers become more efficient and cut costs.    More

Image

RJG buys UK training group G&A

September 30, 2014 11:10 am ET

G&A Moulding Technology Ltd., a United Kingdom-based training and consultancy group, has been bought by RJG Inc., the U.S.-based training business.    More

Plastics Machinery Group now offering injection presses

September 26, 2014 10:46 am ET

Solon, Ohio-based Plastics Machinery Group is expanding its machinery offerings by adding injection molding machines to its inventory and adding a...    More

Developments in capstocks for appearance, mechanical properties

September 26, 2014 10:40 am ET

Thermoforming Conference attendees learned the latest about capstocks, to improve cosmetics and mechanical properties of sheet.    More

Image

Swiss thermoforming machinery firm WM Wrapping setting up US office

September 25, 2014 2:21 pm ET

Thermoforming industry veteran Kent Johansson has a new gig: Running a U.S. facility for Swiss sheet line and thermoforming machinery maker WM Wrappin...    More

Market Reports

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 million dollar plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends and micro trends faced by companies that do business in Mexico. The report also provides key industry statistics and forecasts to anticipate future industry expansion.

Learn more

Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report

The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Wood’s economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.

Learn more

Injection Molders Market Report & Ranking 2014

This special package contains our 132-page 2014 Market Report on the Injection Molding segment and our exclusive 2014 RANKINGS database of 500+ Injection Molders for a discounted package price.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events