BASF and Hengst have developed a reusable plastic spin-on oil filter module for cars made from engineering plastic Ultramid Structure LFX. Blue.on is the sustainable alternative to conventional spin-on modules made from metal, as it does not need to be replaced during filter change. It is made from Ultramid Structure LFX, a long glass fiber-reinforced high-performance plastic from BASF whose specific properties provide opportunities for metal substitution. During an oil change, the entire filter unit is exchanged and the residual oil is disposed as hazardous waste, leading to a large amount of additional litter. Blue.on offers a solution to the two billion oil filters that are replaced and disposed of via this process.
Blue.on consists of three components, including a filter housing, a connection element to the engine and a filter element. During an oil change, only the filter is replaced, while the plastic module can be used for the entire service life of the engine. At the end of the car’s life cycle, all components can almost completely be recycled.