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10 Basic Facts Every Aspiring Student Studying Color Should Know

Mar 26, 2014

10 Basic Facts Every Aspiring Student Studying Color Should Know

JF Launier with his Ridler Award winning 1964 Buick Riviera Rivision painted with BASF R-M® Onyx HD paint.

Mar 14, 2014

JF Launier's Bold Design of the '64 Buick Riviera Earns the 2014 Ridler Award at Autorama

The team of BASF experts who were instrumental in developing the new ASTM standard for weathering of transportation coatings.  From left are: Donald Campbell,group leader; Lynn Pattison, technical analyst; Don Barber, Research technical specialist;  and John Boisseau, consultant

Mar 12, 2014

Can't Take the Heat? There's a New Coatings Test for Subtropical Environments

Top 3 Reasons to Choose BASF Paint for Your Repairs

Feb 13, 2014

Top 3 Reasons to Choose BASF Paint for Your Repairs

BASF supplied the basecoat for the new BMW i3 giving the car a clear, dynamic finish.

Feb 06, 2014

Up for Any Challenge, Coating the New BMW i3

Onyx HD: Cleaner, Faster and Energy Efficient

Jan 30, 2014

Onyx HD: Cleaner, Faster and Energy Efficient

The rinse zone of the Cathoguard e-coating process.

Jan 22, 2014

CathoGuard® 800: Serious Throwpower for All the Nooks and Crannies

Smart forvision Series: Cool Paint, Reflective Film Fight Heat Rays

Nov 11, 2013

Smart forvision Series: Cool Paint, Reflective Film Fight Heat Rays

Weekly Bath Checks Keep OEMs Cleaned Up

Oct 29, 2013

Weekly Bath Checks Keep OEMs Cleaned Up

10 Basic Facts Every Aspiring Student Studying Color Should Know

Mar 26, 2014

10 Basic Facts Every Aspiring Student Studying Color Should Know

When I started at BASF right after college, I had very little knowledge of paint and color. I learned most of what I know on the job from industry leaders and mentors. Now, I have a passion for color and sharing what I have learned about color with others. Every year I teach a Color Technology course at Eastern Michigan University with a fellow industry leader, Allen Brown. While our focus is automotive, people from many industries, ranging from aerospace engineers to yarn designers, come to this class to learn more about color. It is a privilege to share the knowledge I have gained from my career at BASF with other eager learners.

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JF Launier with his Ridler Award winning 1964 Buick Riviera Rivision painted with BASF R-M® Onyx HD paint.

Mar 14, 2014

JF Launier's Bold Design of the '64 Buick Riviera Earns the 2014 Ridler Award at Autorama

The car appropriately named Rivision, a '64 Buick Riviera, took five years of blood, sweat and tears for JF Launier and his team at JF Kustoms to design and create. The vehicle's fit, finish and execution are immaculate, thanks to a keen attention to detail. Therefore, it is no surprise that this car took home the 2014 Ridler Award at Detroit Autorama.

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The team of BASF experts who were instrumental in developing the new ASTM standard for weathering of transportation coatings.  From left are: Donald Campbell,group leader; Lynn Pattison, technical analyst; Don Barber, Research technical specialist;  and John Boisseau, consultant

Mar 12, 2014

Can't Take the Heat? There's a New Coatings Test for Subtropical Environments

A collaborative effort between our team members, automotive and aerospace OEMs, material suppliers and test equipment manufacturers has resulted in a new American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) test standard for transportation coatings to ensure durability in subtropical climates such as the Bahamas or Thailand. What an exciting achievement to be a part of!

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Top 3 Reasons to Choose BASF Paint for Your Repairs

Feb 13, 2014

Top 3 Reasons to Choose BASF Paint for Your Repairs

People love their cars, many even joke that their car is like a baby that needs protection and care. So when the worst happens, people need to trust the repair shop to bring their car back to its former glory. BASF helps these collision repair centers bring damaged cars back to the original manufacturer specifications ensuring the highest level of customer satisfaction.

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BASF supplied the basecoat for the new BMW i3 giving the car a clear, dynamic finish.

Feb 06, 2014

Up for Any Challenge, Coating the New BMW i3

BMW's new i3 is sleek, futuristic and fully electric. The car features a unique design and innovative components to reduce weight, all of which pose a challenge when it comes to coating the car. We were up to the task. Our long standing relationship with BMW meant that we could collaborate to create a coating to meet the special design needs of the i3.

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Onyx HD: Cleaner, Faster and Energy Efficient

Jan 30, 2014

Onyx HD: Cleaner, Faster and Energy Efficient

Our new Onyx HD paint combines ease of use and durability with superb color matching. It does all of this while complying with today's most stringent volatile organic compounds (VOC) regulations. These low-VOC basecoats are available as both waterborne or solventborne formulas - a unique combination in the marketplace.

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The rinse zone of the Cathoguard e-coating process.

Jan 22, 2014

CathoGuard® 800: Serious Throwpower for All the Nooks and Crannies

Coverage is an important aspect when painting a car, but all of the intricacies such as hidden spaces and cavities make it difficult. It is especially challenging, but crucial, to achieve equal coverage throughout. Our product, CathoGuard 800, coats the body of the car more evenly and produces a more homogenous thickness than other e-coating technologies. This helps saves automakers material, money and time and also means fewer touchups on the body.

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Smart forvision Series: Cool Paint, Reflective Film Fight Heat Rays

Nov 11, 2013

Smart forvision Series: Cool Paint, Reflective Film Fight Heat Rays

No motorist enjoys being hit with a swift kick of stagnant, hot air when opening the car door, or trying to avoid touching hot surfaces that feel like hot lava after the car has sat out on a warm day. Heat management solutions not only provide a motorist with greater comfort but they also enable the car to be more efficient as less energy is required by the air conditioning unit to cool the vehicle.

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Weekly Bath Checks Keep OEMs Cleaned Up

Oct 29, 2013

Weekly Bath Checks Keep OEMs Cleaned Up

From start to finish, we support our customers. Not only do we provide the necessary technology and innovation to supply their business, but we also have all hands on deck when it comes to customer service.

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