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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

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

BASF Receives Supplier Award from Tesla Motors

Oct 28, 2013

BASF Receives Supplier Award from Tesla Motors

MySetta Concept Car features BASF technologies and products in a fun, eye-catching way.

Sep 24, 2013

BASF Technologies Bring a Modern Twist to a Classic BMW

Showing Tesla Our Pearly Whites

Sep 19, 2013

Showing Tesla Our Pearly Whites

Simplifying Paint Procedures with BASF's 'Integrated Process'

Sep 15, 2013

Simplifying Paint Procedures with BASF's 'Integrated Process'

Cruising into Woodward with 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air featuring BASF R-M® Diamont® paint

Aug 19, 2013

Cruising into Woodward with Custom 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

Paul Czornij, technical manager for BASF Color Excellence Group, pictured with automotive color trend predictions

Aug 05, 2013

Unveiling Automotive Color Trend Predictions

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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BASF Receives Supplier Award from Tesla Motors

Oct 28, 2013

BASF Receives Supplier Award from Tesla Motors

Today, we were honored with the Supplier Award for excellence in delivery performance from Tesla Motors. Our partnership with Tesla pushes us to create innovative products to match their industry-leading, forward-thinking approach.

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MySetta Concept Car features BASF technologies and products in a fun, eye-catching way.

Sep 24, 2013

BASF Technologies Bring a Modern Twist to a Classic BMW

Our MySetta is based off of the 1958 BMW Isetta 250. The MySetta is a fun, eye-catching way to feature our technologies and products in a tangible form, such as paints, coated fabrics and flexible foam. The MySetta is a two-seater where you enter through the front. Our products were used to give the classic car a modern twist.

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Showing Tesla Our Pearly Whites

Sep 19, 2013

Showing Tesla Our Pearly Whites

Mark Duchesne, director of manufacturing for Tesla Motors, discusses how we helped the electric car maker find an alternative solution to help meet the company's requirements for a pearl white car at a reduced cost.

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Simplifying Paint Procedures with BASF's 'Integrated Process'

Sep 15, 2013

Simplifying Paint Procedures with BASF's 'Integrated Process'

Launched in 1996 while working with Mercedes, our "Integrated Process" streamlines the steps needed when painting vehicle body parts. It serves as our general coatings philosophy and helps automakers save costs and improve environmental standards when painting vehicles.

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Cruising into Woodward with 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air featuring BASF R-M® Diamont® paint

Aug 19, 2013

Cruising into Woodward with Custom 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

We did our part to add to the colorful and classic atmosphere of this year's Woodward Dream Cruise by displaying a custom 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air painted with BASF's R-M® Diamont® paint.

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Paul Czornij, technical manager for BASF Color Excellence Group, pictured with automotive color trend predictions

Aug 05, 2013

Unveiling Automotive Color Trend Predictions

The results are in and the theme is "Making Headway" indicating a movement toward more color shades for vehicles than in previous years. Our global color design experts' information indicates that the trend may be moving toward more options and brighter color choices.

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