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BASF Presented its Eco-friendly, Comprehensive Paint & Coatings Solutions at PaintIndia 2012

Published on 2012-02-27. Author : SpecialChem

MUMBAI, India -- BASF presented its comprehensive paint and coatings solutions at the Paint India 2012 in Mumbai. As a pioneer in developing innovative solutions for the paints and coatings industries, BASF showcased an extensive range of top-of-the-line solutions and products, including water-based decorative paints, high performance effect pigments and resins solutions, together with building blocks, binders, crosslinking agents , reactive diluents, solvents, additives as well as specialties for a wide variety of coatings. Besides, a broad selection of oxo alcohols, oxygenated solvents, standard and specialty monomers along the entire value chain were introduced as well.

"We see urbanization as the key megatrend worldwide, and India - as a rapidly developing country, will experience this trend for the years to come. In the recent years, demand for paint and coating solutions has increased dramatically and customers are looking for innovative solutions with added features and lower environmental impact. With BASF's strong commitment to research and development, we provide high value and sustainable products to help our customers to be more successful," said Mr. Gops Pillay, Senior Vice President, Dispersions & Pigments, Asia Pacific, BASF.

A BASF interactive experience center was set up at the exhibition booth. In this ECO experience center, they showcased their environmentally-friendly solutions aimed at addressing the current and future challenges in the paints & coatings industry. "We offer eco- friendly alternatives to existing products and solutions for the coatings industry. The demand for our products is expected to grow exponentially in the coming years and help our customers to bring to the market products & solutions that are differentiating, innovative and sustainable," said Ajay Gupta, Business Director, Dispersions and Pigments, South Asia, BASF.

High Premium Decorative Paints with New Effect Pigments and Resins Solutions

BASF's Acronal® and Acronal® ECO are the ideal product lines for decorative paints industry. With its features like low odor or low VOC with built-in stain resistance, it gives exceptional durability to interior paints. With the Acronal® ECO experience, consumers can stay in their houses, when it is being painted. The innovative pigments product - Firemist® is a new effect pigment that can create a variety of unique, high-value finishes; which is especially suitable for interior design. BASF also offers a wide range of products for both interior and exterior wood coatings formulations. The diversity of Joncryl® and Luhydran® product lines allows customers to choose from a wide range of water-based technology platforms.

New Basionics Ionic Liquids with Unique Properties and a Wide Range of Polyalcohols

BASF's Basionics® are highly efficient additives for coatings. It's antistatic and conductive properties prevent dust attraction and sparking and dissipate dangerous electric charges and present static charging, ensuring reliability and functionality for many kinds of coatings. BASF also offers NEOL® Neopentylglycol, a unique polyalcohol giving superior performance advantages due to its high chemical and thermal stability. It is a key building block for different types of polyester resin and can be used in powder coating, coil coating and automotive coating. Other polyalcohols and specialties include hydroxypivalic acid neopentyl glycol ester (HPN), 1,6 hexanediol (HDO) and wide ranges of vinyl ethers used in specialty coating and ink manufacturing.

Specialty Monomers Improve Products' Properties in Various Applications

Acrylate and methacrylate monomers are the essential building blocks for paints and coatings. However, when we refer to these products' performance for the different applications, it is always about making the right choice on monomers. With BASF's specialty monomers, product properties like scratch resistance, weatherability and appearance are being enhanced. These properties are crucial for the superior performance in automotive, architectural and industrial coatings, as well as adhesives. At the show, BASF offers a broad portfolio of standard and specialty monomers, as well as oxo alcohols and oxygenated solvents, providing different chemical solutions to customers according to their needs. To highlight a few, Cyclohexyl Methacrylate (CHMA) provides high chemical resistance, outdoor weatherability to clearcoats and architectural dispersions. For 4-Hydroxybutyl Acrylate (4HBA), it acts as the crosslinker, which improves the scratch resistance and has higher reactivity in clearcoats. Other products like Hydroxyethyl Acrylate (HEA) and Hydroxypropyl Acrylate (HPA) are high in purity and could be used in automotive, industrial, electronic and optical coatings.

About BASF in India

For more than a century, BASF has been partnering India's progress with its vast knowledge in the field of chemistry and high quality products that cater to a wide range of industries. As a dependable partner to stakeholders, BASF offers innovative, hi-tech and safe solutions. BASF in India is currently engaged in the business of manufacturing & marketing of Styropor®, tanning agents, leather chemicals and auxiliaries, crop protection chemicals, textile chemicals, dispersions and specialty chemicals, performance plastics, automotive and coil coatings, construction chemicals, polystyrene and polyurethane systems. BASF is also involved in marketing a wide range of intermediates, catalysts and other chemicals for life sciences, chemical and allied industries in India.

About BASF

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. They combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation they enable their customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Their products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life. They have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: They create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of about €63.9 billion in 2010 and had approximately 109,000 employees as of the end of 2010.

Source: BASF

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