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BASF to Launch Bismuth Vanadate Pigment for Paints & Coatings in Besigheim

Published on 2015-02-06. Author : SpecialChem

BESIGHEIM, Germany -- BASF is going to significantly increase its production capacities of bismuth vanadate pigments in Besigheim near Stuttgart. The additional capacities will be available as of 2017. Bismuth vanadate pigments are yellow pigments with a special greenish color tone, which BASF markets under the Sicopal® and Paliotan® brand names. Customers use them for the formulation of paints, coatings and plastic coatings.

 Bismuth vanadate pigments are a high performance inorganic alternative to pigments containing lead chromate, which according to the EU chemicals regulation REACH, are classified as CMR substances (carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction). “Over the next few years we expect our customers' demand for bismuth vanadate pigments to grow faster than the overall pigment market, both in Europe and worldwide. By expanding the production capacities we respond to this increase in demand,” explains Dr. Alexander Haunschild, Senior Vice President of the business unit Pigments & Resins Europe. As of this year, BASF is no longer producing any pigments containing lead chromate. "We are committed to offering our customers innovative products that enable them to develop sustainable solutions,” underlines Haunschild.

BASF to extend its comprehensive bismuth vanadate pigment portfolio

 In the field of bismuth vanadate pigments, BASF is one of the global market leaders and has a comprehensive portfolio that is continually being expanded. In 2013, BASF launched the particularly color-intense yellow Sicopal® L1130 pigment, which is well established in the market. The product is used as alternative to zinc-containing formulations and enables highly chromatic yellow shades with high weather fastness. In 2015, BASF is also going to introduce a newly developed alkali-stable bismuth vanadate pigment for the formulation of paints as well as a temperature-stable bismuth vanadate pigment for plastic applications.

About BASF‘s Dispersions & Pigments Division


 The Dispersions & Pigments division of BASF develops, produces and markets a range of high-quality pigments, resins, additives and polymer dispersions worldwide. These raw materials are used in formulations for coatings and paints, printing and packaging products, construction chemicals, adhesives, fiber bondings, plastics, paper as well as for electronic applications such as displays. With its comprehensive product portfolio and its extensive knowledge of the industry, the Dispersions & Pigments division offers its customers innovative and sustainable solutions and helps them advance their formulations. For further information about the Dispersions & Pigments division, please visit www.dispersions-pigments.basf.com.

About BASF


 BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has nearly 17,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $19.3 billion in 2013. BASF creates chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As one of the world’s leading chemical companies, it combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, it enables its customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Its products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. It has summed up this contribution in its corporate purpose: It creates chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of about €74 billion in 2013 and over 112,000 employees as of the end of the year. 

Source: BASF



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