Versatility in Material and Application

BASF’s Ultramid® grades are molding compounds on the basis of PA6, PA66 and various co-polyamides such as PA66/6. The range also includes PA610 and semi-aromatic polyamides such as PA6T/6, PA6T/66, PA6T/6I and PA9T.


Why Ultramid®?

Why Ultramid®?

Ultramid® molding compounds are available unreinforced, reinforced with glass fibers or minerals and also reinforced with long-glass fibers for special applications. Ultramid® is known for its high mechanical strength, stiffness and thermal stability. In addition, Ultramid® offers good firmness at low temperatures, favorable sliding friction behavior and can be processed without any problems.

Characteristics and Properties

Ultramid® can be used for many applications because of it's multiple and custom-made characteristics. Applications include automotive, electrical engineering and electronics, construction, furniture, sanitary ware and more. In addition, Ultramid® can be processed by a variety of methods including extrusion and injection molding. Characteristics and properties found across Ultramid® product lines include:

  • High strength and rigidity
  • Outstanding resistance to chemicals
  • Very good impact strength
  • Dimensional stability
  • Simple processing
  • Low tendency to creep

Markets and Applications



Ultramid® grades for appliances can offer flame retardant and electronic qualities. Their high toughness, good mechanical performance and chemical resistance are ideal in this market. In addition, polyamides can be made transparent and translucent, and have glossy and scratch resistant properties. Typical applications include:

  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Washing machines
  • Coffee machines
  • Appliance housing
  • HVAC systems


When it comes to the development of challenging components and materials for the automotive market, BASF has been a globally reliable and accepted partner for the automotive industry for decades. Ultramid® provide long-lasting components that are UV and weather resistant, can handle high temperatures, dimensional stability, wear resistance and more. Typical applications include:

  • Cable sheathing
  • Electrics and electronics
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Powertrain
  • Under the hood
Building & Construction

Building & Construction

Ultramid® grades are fantastic high-performance engineering plastics ideal for improving strength while being lighter than steel.  In addition, Ultramid® has solutions that fulfill technical and health and safety requirements for sanitary and water applications. Common applications include:

  • Windows
  • Roller shutters & dowels
  • Sanitary and water applications
  • Plumbing components
  • Housings
Electronics & Electric

Electronics & Electric

When it comes to thermoplastics in electronics and electric markets, there is increasing demand for smaller components that are flame retardant and deliver better performance. Ultramid® grades possess excellent electrical properties along with good mechanical characteristics that exhibit high heat resistance. Typical applications include:

  • Plug connectors for household appliances, automotive and industrial applications
  • Photovoltaic installations
  • Wire jacketing 
  • High-insulation switch parts and housings
  • Series and connecting terminals
  • Power distribution systems
  • Cable ducts and fastenings
  • Contactors and power switches
  • Coils, circuit breakers, programmable logic controllers


High mechanical resilience combined with good toughness, provides many applications in the furniture industry, where traditional materials such as metal or wood are frequently replaced by plastics with tailor-made properties. Typical applications include:

  • Furniture joints, clips
  • Drawer runners, slides
  • Tracks assembly
  • Connectors
  • Seating
  • Chair castors and braces
  • Furniture brackets
  • Frames for office chairs
  • Dowels


Powertools must be durable, efficient, and have excellent performance. Material selection plays a large role in determining if a power tool can stand the test of time. Ultramid® provides high stiffness, excellent impact strength, flame retardance and very good media resistance. In addition, if you replace some metal parts with plastic, the tool can be lighter and easier to use.  Typical applications include:

  • Functional parts
  • Housing
  • Battery packs
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