CONTOURA™

Prepreg composites for automotive and aerospace

CONTOURA™ composites combine the strength and rigidity of water-based resin with the structure of nonwoven fiber mats to create a lightweight alternative to metal, polypropylene, or ABS. CONTOURA composites are ready-to-mold prepregs, which only require a hot or cold press, depending on your preference of thermoset or thermoplastic resin. A highly customizable technology platform, CONTOURA can be made with fibers of your choice – natural, glass, or synthetic – tailored to achieve your mechanical performance requirements and simultaneously support your sustainability goals. Use CONTOURA composites in your next generation of automotive or aerospace components, for high performance without the extra weight.​

Product highlights

  • Proven success in transmission shield application, in serial production with major automotive OEM
  • Customizable solution to meet mechanical performance needs and sustainability targets, simultaneously
  • Superior rigidity and stiffness for weight profile, enabling 20-60% lighter weight vs. traditional engineering plastics at same mechanical performance
  • Up to 75% renewable content with natural fibers
  • No solvents and no added formaldehyde
  • Heat stability up to 220°C
  • Enhanced flame retardancy and fungal growth resistance with customized formulation
  • Low cost, simple compression molding production process with no wet chemistry required

Downloading file...

Suggested applications:

Product downloads

BASF strives to fulfill sample requests in the safest and most efficient way possible. Once you complete the form below someone from our team will contact you regarding the status of your request.

Located outside of North America? Visit our global website here.


Notice Under California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”)
Please be aware that by registering with BASF to learn more about products and services, making purchases, or initiating other business transactions with BASF, BASF will be collecting certain personal information about you and your internet activity for specific business purposes. For a description of the information collected about you and the business purposes for which that information is used, please click here: Table III Data Collection Purpose. For further information about BASF’s overall data privacy practices, please review BASF’s Privacy Policy, which may be accessed here: https://www.basf.com/us/en/legal/data-protection.html

How can we help?

Have a question about our products or services? Please complete the form below and one of our experts will contact you shortly.

Located outside of North America? Visit our global website here.


Notice Under California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”)
Please be aware that by registering with BASF to learn more about products and services, making purchases, or initiating other business transactions with BASF, BASF will be collecting certain personal information about you and your internet activity for specific business purposes. For a description of the information collected about you and the business purposes for which that information is used, please click here: Table III Data Collection Purpose. For further information about BASF’s overall data privacy practices, please review BASF’s Privacy Policy, which may be accessed here: https://www.basf.com/us/en/legal/data-protection.html