BASF offers a broad variety of materials and system solutions. They could be used for new types of designs combined with innovative manufacturing processes or components that improve the functional properties of furniture. We support you with adequate know-how and materials and are continuously developing our product portfolio to meet your demands.
Paints and coatings protect wood and enhance its natural look. We offer products and procedures that require little energy in the curing process and that produce no, or very few, emissions when used. These products are self- and co-crosslinking dispersions, primarily used for industrial applications such as furniture, parquet, and furniture film finishes as well as 2K PUR water-based paints.
Formulators serving the furniture and flooring industry aim to preserve the beauty of coated wood and, at the same time, face considerable pressure to manufacture in a resource-efficient, socially responsible, and ecologically reasonable way. We offer you a comprehensive portfolio of resins, formulation additives, light stabilizers, antioxidants, hardeners, and crosslinking agents for the formulation of furniture, and flooring applications.
Polyurethanes for the Furniture Industry
Whether it's beds, office chairs, or borders, polyurethane ensures comfort, well-being, and sophisticated design. BASF polyurethanes provide high-quality polyurethane basic products and systems, from soft and block foams to integral and rigid foams for the full spectrum of the furniture industry. The mold flexible foam CosyPUR® provides complete flexibility for a wide range of needs.
Adding More Color to Furniture
The wide range of BASF pigments and dyes creates numerous attractive colors and effects for furniture and floor coatings. For instance, it makes it possible to reproduce rare and exotic types of wood or stone. Orasol® dyes and pigment preparations from the Microlith® range are ideal for formulating woodstains, which are distinguished by their high gloss shine and excellent color strength.
It doesn't always have to be made of wood—high-quality furniture can also be made using plastics. BASF is an expert in this field and is thus able to advise its customers - for example, in the designfabrik® at the BASF site in Ludwigshafen - on how to use special plastics in furniture manufacturing.
With Ultramid® SI, BASF is offering a portfolio of engineering plastics that stand out in particular for their exceptional surface quality and feature excellent mechanical properties and resistance against cleaning agents as well as providing optional fire safety. With Ultramid® SI, functionality, structural mechanics and design can be combined.The list of commercial examples is long: from MYTO, designed by Konstantin Grcic to the design chairs Vegetal, Allstar and Belleville of the market leader Vitra right through to the special-purpose chair uni_verso by Kusch without forgetting the MoVYis3 of Interstuhl as well as the a Chair by Brunner all of these are projects that were realized in close cooperation with the designfabrik® and BASF’s technical services.
The technical service also includes color consultancy, color matching, and technical advice from BASF Color Solutions. With more than 50 years of experience in producing masterbatches, BASF Color Solutions is an expert in the field of dyeing plastics.
Tailor-made for individual needs: We support our customers in developing application-oriented solutions.