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BASF Podcast: Basotect: An intelligent foam with many applications

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    Ludwigshafen (ots) - In this podcast you will learn how chemical innovations from BASF help to develop a versatile high-tech foam.

    Basotect is an intelligent foam which, thanks to its versatility, can be used in simple as well as technically demanding applications. It can be used for cleaning hard surfaces, as a sound absorber in sound studios or as thermal and sound insulation in the aerospace industry. The material that Basotect is made from is called melamine resin. That's one of the hardest plastics there is. The researchers at BASF have managed to fabricate from this base material a foam that's light and flexible even though the source material is extremely brittle.

    BASF Corporate Communications started a regular bilingual Podcast service in April 2007 to report on BASF's innovations and research and development activities in an easy-to-understand, informative and entertaining way. After the current episode, the publication of "Chemistry of Innovations" will be suspended and the BASF Podcast Service will be developed further. In the course of this year, there will be a new format with more thrilling and interesting stories from the world of chemistry.

    Listen to the audio reportage with Dr. Christof Möck (Head of Global Business Management Basotect).

    Podcast Chemistry of Innovations, English editions: http://www.basf.com/podcast

    Direct subscription via RSS-Feed or iTunes (search for "basf"): http://corporate.basf.com/en/podcast/innovation.xml

    More information: Basotect - product website http://www.basotect.com

    BASF - PlasticsPortal http://www.basf.de/plastics

    More podcasts: Podcast - The Chemical Reporter: http://www.basf.com/podcast In these entertaining weekly episodes our Chemical Reporter answers questions on Chemistry in our everyday life. This week's edition: What are fungicides? RSS-subscription: http://corporate.basf.com/en/podcast/reporter.xml

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    BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics and performance products to agricultural products, fine chemicals as well as oil and gas. As a reliable partner BASF creates chemistry to help its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of more than EUR50 billion in 2009 and had approximately 105,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.

Editorial contact: For the UK: BASF plc Chris Wilson Corporate Communications Phone: +44-161-488-5616 Fax: +44-161-488-4133 E-Mail: chris.wilson@basf.com

For the US: BASF Corporation Betsy Arnone Corporate Communications Phone: +1 973 245-7865 Fax: +1 973 245-6714 E-Mail: betsy.arnone@basf.com

For Europe: BASF SE Julia Meder Communications & Government Relations Phone: +49 621 60-92439 Fax: +49 621 60-20384 E-Mail: podcast@basf.com

Contact for Basotect related questions: BASF SE Dr. Ulla Biernat Communications Performance Polymers Phone: +49 621 60-42241 E-Mail: ulla.biernat@basf.com

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