Aesthetics, Comfort, Durability, Surface Design for Office Furniture – Fulfilled
The requirements of the office furniture industry are high. Scratch resistance, good mechanical properties (stiffness, strength), high surface quality as well as flame retardancy. We support you with our expertise in polyurethanes and engineering plastics to find the solutions you need.
From the very start, BASF has contributed to shaping the trend towards using plastics in the furniture industry especially for office chairs.
With the portfolio of Ultramid® SI (SI = surface improved) we offer products that are geared to the needs of the furniture sector. These plastics combine the technical properties that are typical of polyamides with a high-quality surface appearance, thus meeting the requirements of designers and developers of furnishings.
Elastoflex® W, our flexible polyurethane systems, enables furniture makers to develop ergonomically designed seats and back rests in different rigidities. Using Elastoflex® W leads to outstanding properties in terms of continued use and sitting comfort. This leads to comfortable and ergonomically designed office chairs.
Elastofoam® I, our flexible integral polyurethane system, is the product of choice to achieve high quality, scratch resistant surfaces mainly used in armrests applications and high quality seat surfaces e.g. for laboratory chairs.
For public seating areas, fire-resistant grades are available.