Basotect is an intelligent foam which, thanks to its versatility, can be
used in simple as well as technically demanding applications. It can be
used for cleaning hard surfaces, as a sound absorber in sound studios
or as thermal and sound insulation in the aerospace industry. The
material that Basotect is made from is called melamine resin. That's
one of the hardest plastics there is. The researchers at BASF have
managed to fabricate from this base material a foam that's light and
flexible even though the source material is extremely brittle.