Leather, Footwear & Textile

Leather, Footwear & Textile

Enabling a more sustainable future through innovations

Leather Chemicals
valure™: technology for unique surfaces

Fashion trends are having shorter life cycles. Requirements for individualization, a high degree of design flexibility, brand protection and appealing surface touch are gaining popularity.


For more than forty years, BASF has been developing, producing, and selling the tailor-made high-performance footwear materials Elastopan® and Elastollan® for all types of shoes and soles. 

Textile Chemicals

BASF has been the preferred partner from fiber to fashion as well as industrial solutions for many decades, with a long established history dating back more than a century.