BASF Elastopave® Polyurethane binder system, a permeable and durable city building material

| August 26, 2018

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Looking for city building materials to mitigate flooding, provide safer roads and create more livable cities?  Find out more about Elastopave, BASF’s permeable and durable polyurethane binder system.

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