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BASF presents eco-friendly raw materials for the coatings industry in Indonesia

Published on 2010-06-23. Author : SpecialChem

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- BASF Indonesia presented its range of eco-friendly raw materials for Indonesia's coatings industry at a seminar held in Jakarta. With the theme "decorative coatings love eco-solutions", BASF Indonesia demonstrated its commitment towards innovation and sustainability.

"The seminar emphasizes our continuous effort to help our customers to be more successful as well as contributing to the efforts in protecting the environment. The theme 'decorative coatings love eco-solutions' make it clear that BASF does not only produce chemicals, but we create chemistry for a more sustainable future," said Mr. Henry Choo, Managing Director, PT BASF Indonesia.

"We first launch our eco-friendly campaign in the architectural coatings industry in 2008. This year, we introduce an even broader range of products from dispersions or binder, pigments, as well as various additives to provide eco-friendly raw materials for the decorative coatings industry in Indonesia," said Soehari Liono, Director and Local Operating Manager ASEAN, Dispersions & Pigments, PT BASF Indonesia.

At the seminar, the company introduced a range of innovative eco-friendly products from its Dispersions & Pigments business. These solutions include:

  • Acronal® ECO - a low VOC, low odor and APEO free dispersion which is a key ingredient enabling paints to be essentially odour-free. It allows freshly painted rooms to be reoccupied in one hour after painting;
  • Xfast® BK 0095 - this heat reflective pigment in black helps buildings stay cooler than conventional paint. Buildings now waste less energy for air conditioning.
  • Paliotan® Yellow - lead free pigment for paint which is non-hazardous to human health.

The seminar also featured the market trend for paint and the driving factors for end-user to choose eco-friendly paint. Highlight from this seminar also included an update from Mrs. Euis Ekawati, Head of Environment Management System Department, Ministry of Environment, on the newly set-up standard for Indonesia green label certification.

About BASF in Indonesia:

BASF has been present in Indonesia for more than 33 years, and since 1984 operating under the name of PT BASF Indonesia.

Source: BASF

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