Global
Textile, Leather & Footwear

Highly elastic soft-touch coatings for footwear, toys, furniture and vehicle interiors

Under “Functional Coatings – Haptic”, BASF develops and markets innovative and sustainable coating technologies for highly flexible substrates. Uses include shoes, toys, vehicle interiors and furniture. These technologies set new standards in design opportunities, customization and process optimization, which helps our customers creating innovative and unique products that contribute to more sustainability.

Our customers need to protect, functionalize and color flexible substrates, such as foams, and our expertise in paint formulation, application, color development and process integration help them do it. We partner up with our customers, we understand their current and future needs and help them differentiate and optimize themselves.

Simon Winzen

Head of Functional Coatings – Haptic

Simon Winzen
Simon Winzen
Head of Functional Coatings - Haptic

Our Key Markets

Our innovative coating technologies for highly flexible substrates can be used for the production of shoes, toys, vehicle interiors and furniture. Get to know the future trends of those industries.

Our solutions

Get inspired!
oli [all-ë] – Citroën concept car created with materials and expertise from BASF

Light but robust parts made of Elastoglex® and Elastocoat®. contribute to the long lifespan of the car. You can literally stand on roof and hood.
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Simon Winzen, Head of Functional Coatings – Haptic, talking about the new concept car