BASF Develops The World's First Particle Foam Based On Polyethersulfone
Sleeptech Magazine|November - December 2019
The foam is characterized by its unique combination of properties: high temperature resistance, inherent flame retardancy, and its extreme lightweight coupled with great stiffness and strength. BASF has outstanding expertise in foams that are successfully used in numerous industries.

After two years of intensive research, BASF is now able to present prototypes of the world’s first particle foam based on polyethersulfone (PESU). The foam is characterized by its unique combination of properties: high-temperature resistance, inherent flame retardancy, and extreme light weight coupled with great stiffness and strength. It is therefore particularly well-suited for complex-shaped components in cars, airplanes, and trains, which require excellent mechanical properties together with the ability to withstand high operating temperatures or to meet stringent flame-retardant requirements.

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