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For over 30 years BASF has been manufacturing high performance cathodic electrocoats.

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BASF’s iGloss clearcoat technology improves overall appearance and protects against micro-scratches.

Clearcoat Offers Improved Scratch Resistance
BASF Corp. says its scratch-resistant iGloss clearcoat technology combines the flexible, elastic finish and strong weathering resistance of inorganic components with the high scratch resistance of inorganic glass-like nanoclusters.

How to Liquid Coat Carbon Fiber Composite Panels
Q. I am trying to liquid coat a carbon fiber composite panel. The panels look good hot out of the oven, but after cooling I am getting readthrough of the fibers. What’s causing this appearance loss? Liquid coating expert Donald Campbell has the answer. 

BASF Invests $40 Million in Automotive Coatings in North America
The investments add capacity to the company’s production plants in Greenville, Ohio, and Tultitlan, Mexico.

Students line up to start testing their painting skills at SkillsUSA in Louisville, Kentucky.

BASF Sponsors 53rd Annual SkillsUSA, 44th WorldSkills Competitions
BASF recently sponsored the 53rd annual SkillsUSA, a national competition for career and technical education students. In addition, Glasurit, BASF’s premium paint brand, will be the official sponsor for the 44th global competition, WorldSkills.

BASF Invests $40 Million in Automotive Coatings for North America
BASF expands its automotive coatings production in North America with investments of nearly $40 million over the next two years.

How to Solve Filiform Corrosion Issues When Spraying on Aluminum Alloy
Q. We are spraying on an aluminum alloy and are having problems with aluminum filiform corrosion. Can you help me understand what is causing this?

BASF’s 2017 Science Competition Opens to U.S., Canadian Ph.D. Students, Researchers
The competition seeks to develop superior finish on carbon fiber composites.

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BASF R-M Paint Featured on Covestro Concept Electric Car
The orange color was a specially developed paint formulation by the color and design experts at BASF’s Coatings division and its R-M refinish paint brand.

Dirk Bremm has been appointed as the new president of BASF’s Coatings division

Dirk Bremm Appointed President of BASF’s Coatings Division
Dirk Bremm has been appointed as the new president of BASF’s Coatings division, effective April 1, 2017.

The Covestro display featuring the concept car with BASF’s R-M Onyx HD waterborne paint.

R-M Refinish Paint Featured on Covestro Concept Electric Car
BASF’s R-M brand of refinish paint will be featured at the 2017 European Coatings Show (ECS) on a Covestro concept car, April 4-6, 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany.

Dr. Martin Jung, senior vice president of BASF, head of the global business unit Surface Treatment of BASF’s Coatings division.

Dr. Martin Jung Named Head of BASF’s Global Business Unit - Surface Treatment
Dr. Martin Jung, senior vice president of BASF, has been appointed head of the global business unit Surface Treatment of BASF’s Coatings division, which comprises the Chemetall business acquired from Albermarle in December 2016.

2017 WorldatWork Seal of Distinction

BASF Earns 2017 Seal of Distinction from WorldatWork
BASF Corp. has earned the 2017 Seal of Distinction from nonprofit HR association WorldatWork, recognizing the company’s strong total rewards portfolio.

BASF CathoGuard

BASF Introduces Innovative, High-Performance, Anti-Corrosion Technology
BASF’s high-performance, cost-saving CathoGuard electrocoat products provide edge protection and excellent throw power with optimal flow.

Anodic Versus Cathodic Electrodeposition
To keep the chemistry of these two processes straight, first consider the metal part you are coating. In cathodic electrocoat, the part is the cathode and in anodic electrocoat, the part is the anode. Follow the four E’s of the electrocoat process to keep track of the major process steps: electrolysis, electrophoresis, electrodeposition and electroendosmosis.

BASF Acquiring Surface Treatment Provider Chemetall
BASF to acquire Albemarle’s global surface treatment business for is $3.2 billion; transaction is subject to approval by the relevant authorities and is expected to close by= end of 2016.

BASF's Kingstrom joins Women’s Industry Network board
WIN is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to engage women in the collision repair industry through education, networking and sharing resources.

BASF Wins 2015 Nissan Spirit of Monozurkuri Award
The award recognizes suppliers that contribute an outstanding commitment to improved efficiencies and total cost savings to Nissan.

BASF Wins 2015 Nissan Award
BASF received the Nissan “Spirit of Monozukuri” award at the annual conference in Tennessee.

Tim Dawe, Sales Director

BASF Automotive Refinish Hires Tim Dawe, Sales Director
Dawe has more than 30 years of experience in automotive refinish.

BASF's CathoGuard 570 Series Offers Corrosion Protection
The line is formulated to provide corrosion resistance with optimal edge protection, throw power and flow.

Product Categories of BASF Corporation

Chemical Coatings
Coatings, electrocoatings
Coatings, high solids
Coatings, strippable-plastic
Coatings, waterborne
Paint, electrocoating
Resins, paint and powder coating