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BASF Participates in SAE World Congress

Published on 2009-04-09. Author : SpecialChem

SOUTHFIELD, MI -- BASF announced that it will participate in the 2009 SAE World Congress, April 20-23, at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. BASF is organizing and chairing a coatings technical session at the SAE World Congress on April 20. The session is titled, "Advances in OEM Topcoat Testing" and will contain presentations from Mark Nichols of Ford Motor Company; Jeffrey Quill of Q-Lab; Karen Henderson of Bayer; and John Boisseau of BASF.

"BASF is very honored to chair this first ever coatings technical session at the SAE World Congress 2009,"said Dan Wright, Product Marketing Manager - BASF Automotive Coatings Solutions, and chair of the 2009 SAE Coatings Technical Session. "We strongly support SAE's desire to become more involved with engineered coatings."

BASF supplies automotive coatings to most major OEMs; and automotive refinish coatings to the collision repair and automotive refinish industries.

This new coatings session will address items critical to automotive OEM topcoat durability. Presentations will consist of both OEM practitioners and topcoat suppliers. Topics to be addressed include: Flaws in accelerated OEM topcoat testing, The Importance of Water in the Weathering of Automotive Coatings, Acid Etch Testing Improvements, and New Accelerated Weathering Testing.

In addition, researchers from N.E. Chemcat will present two papers at the SAE World Congress. A long-standing partner in Japan with BASF Catalysts, N.E. Chemcat is the country's leading producer of catalysts based on precious metals. The first paper shows research for development of high performance catalysts using design at the atomic level.

The second paper describes mobile emissions from alternative fuels. This study compared emissions from a bio-fuel (palm oil methyl ester) to those from standard diesel fuel. The bio-fuel showed significantly lower PM (particulate matter) emissions compared to diesel fuel.

BASF - The Chemical Company - is a leading-edge source of intelligent sustainable solutions to automotive manufacturers and their suppliers worldwide. With a full portfolio of technologies that include coatings, catalysts, engineering thermoplastics, polyurethanes, pigments and colorants, coolants and brake fluids for a broad array of exterior, interior, chassis and under-the-hood applications, BASF develops and delivers the innovations that help the automotive industry improve the quality, appearance, safety, cost competitiveness, performance, comfort, fuel efficiency, sustainability.

About BASF Corporation:

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 15,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $17.5 billion in 2008.

About BASF:

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics and performance products to agricultural products, fine chemicals as well as oil and gas. As a reliable partner BASF helps its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF has approximately 97,000 employees and posted sales of more than €62 billion in 2008. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN).

Source: BASF

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