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    BASF to showcase array of raw materials for industrial coatings in ECS

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    BASF will exhibit state-of-the-art raw materials for industrial coatings at the European Coatings Show 2013 (ECS) in Nuremberg between 19 and 21 March.BASF’s range of innovative pigments, pigment preparations, resins and additives will be kept on display. BASF offer industrial coatings applied on agricultural machinery (ACE), wind blades, trains, pipe and protective coatings. BASF has recently developed a new acrylic dispersion technology,Joncryl PRO 1522, specifically for direct-to-metal (DTM) coatings. It allows
    a single water-based coating to be applied to metal surfaces, providing enhanced resistance to water, humidity and corrosion.

    BASF’s Hydropalat WE 3500 is a new polymeric wetting and levelling agent for water-based systems. Based on a new fluorinated acrylic copolymer,Hydropalat WE 3500 provides excellent surface levelling and substrate wetting by reducing the dynamic surface tension of the coating. Additionally negative side effects like cratering, foam stabilization or impaired intercoat adhesion can be avoided. BASF also has a unique portfolio of pigments for lead-free formulations, including product brands such as Paliotol, Sicopal and Irgazin, and resins for the formulation of low-VOC coatings.

    BASF now presents two new dispersing agents, Efka PX 4350 and Efka PX 4751,for Cu-phthalocyanine pigments in solvent-based and high-solids applications. BASF innovation is the new range of Glacier effect pigments for consumer electronics and household goods. Comprising synthetic mica flakes coated with titanium dioxide, the Glacier range offers the whitest effect pigments currently on the market. With features such as high colour strength, increased opacity and exterior durability, the new Bismuth Vanadate pigment Sicopal Yellow EH 1567 (L 1130) is designed to meet the needs of the industrial coatings market. It offers an ideal solution for customers wanting a lead-free formulation of especially bright and durable yellow shades.

    Another novelty in the market is the Solyfast catalyst for two-component polyurethane coating systems. The catalyst is initiated by UV light at room temperature and leads to shorter drying times – tin-free and providing a longer pot life. This innovation is particularly interesting for all kinds of industrial applications which can benefit from a more space- and energy-efficient coating process in the future.

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