BASF Coatings presents innovative products at the "BAU 2009" trade fair
At the "BAU 2009" trade fair, BASF Coatings presents possible applications of coil and foil coatings in construction
COILTEC® UNIVERSAL P CF - chromate-free universal primer
BASF Coatings is the world's leading supplier of chromate-free primer for coil coating. Primers are used to ensure corrosion protection and optimal adhesion of the topcoat systems when coating cleaned and pretreated steel coils. The improved chromate-free universal primer COILTEC® UNIVERSAL P CF harmonizes with any pretreatment of the steel, offering better surface cover and higher eco-efficiency than its predecessor.
Brilliant colors and special effects when building
With a variety of colors and special effects, buildings are now acquiring more individuality, reflecting e.g. the corporate identity of a company or, with their high-quality metallic surfaces, symbolizing elegance, success, solidity and permanence. BASF Coatings provides the coil industry with cutting-edge technologies and processes that allow it to implement in a masterly fashion even quite extravagant design ideas for metal facades.
The new BASF foil coatings, FOILWalk®, with "warm touch"
Laminate has long been considered an easy-care, affordable alternative to wood parquet floors. Thanks to intensive development in the laboratories of BASF Coatings, the alternative now has an attractive alternative of its own: floors with finish foil, that is paper coated with clearcoats (foil coatings). These floors have a noticeable advantage in comparison with laminate: due to their structure, they have a so-called warm touch.
In addition, the manufacturing of finish foil flooring saves more energy and materials than laminate.
The "BAU" trade fair
BAU is the leading trade fair in Europe for architecture, materials and systems for industrial and building construction, house construction and interior design. Every two years, the market leaders of these industries meet at the "Neue Messe" exhibition grounds in Munich. From January 12 to 17, 2009, more than 2,000 exhibitors from 40 countries will present their products in 17 exhibition halls. An attractive general program with meetings, forums, and guided tours will round off the offering. About 210,000 visitors are expected. The opening times of BAU: Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm.
BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from oil and gas to chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals. 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 more than 95,000 employees and posted sales of almost EUR 58 billion in 2007. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.
About BASF Coatings GmbH
BASF Coatings, the Coatings Division of the BASF Group, develops, produces and markets a high-quality range of innovative automotive OEM coatings, automotive refinishes and industrial coatings as well as decorative paints. BASF has significant market positions in the Coatings sector in Europe, North America, South America and the Asia/Pacific region. In 2007 BASF Coatings achieved global sales of almost 2.6 billion euros. The internet address of BASF Coatings is www.basf-coatings.com. You can download a copy of BASF Coatings customer magazine "COATINGSPARTNER" from www.coatingspartner.com