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In 2019, R-M, the productivity paint brand of BASF, is celebrating a hundred years in business and will be presenting its success story through a range of activities. The centenary year kicked off at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, where R-M presented a special video showing the most important milestones through […]


Toronto, Ontario – February 5, 2019 – With a shortage of paint technicians in the collision repair industry, Carlson Body Shop Supply Saskatchewan and BASF showed their commitment to the future by donating $5,000 to Saskatchewan Polytechnic for the purchase of a virtual spray system. “With a shortage of technicians in the collision industry, Carlson Body Shop […]


White is still the No.1 global color Blue is the most popular chromatic color worldwide Effect coatings create more diverse choices and raise popularity of achromatic colors With the “BASF Color Report for Automotive OEM Coatings”, BASF’s Coatings division provides a global analysis of the color distribution in the 2018 automotive market. The achromatic colors […]


Where: Southfield, MI Background: Collision industry professionals can now receive AMi credits for reading articles written by BASF’s John Shoemaker, Business Development Manager. Shoemaker has been contributing articles to ABRN since 2010, offering refinish tips, shop process suggestions, and proven techniques to improve process and profitability in collision shops. In 2019, he has teamed up with […]


Where:  Southfield, MI Background: BASF customers had a successful 2018, collecting awards for high customer satisfaction, industry-leading KPIs, and astounding quality work.  Balise Collision Center of Warwick, RI, part of a four-location BASF collision center group in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, won the prestigious Toyota Certified Collision Center of the Year award. Criteria for the award […]


What: BASF-painted vehicles awarded at SEMA 2018    Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV When: October 30 – November 2, 2018  Background: Over 70 vehicles finished in BASF’s Glasurit® and R-M® coatings were featured at the 2018 SEMA show, many of which received accolades for their high-quality finishes. BASF-coated vehicles received the following […]


The Great 8, which will now be known as the BASF Great 8, is comprised of the eight finalists chosen each year to compete for Detroit Autorama’s prestigious Ridler Award.    Being named as a Great 8 finalist is a highly sought-after achievement. Renowned custom car builders from across the U.S. bring their creations to […]


BASF, in conjunction with the National Auto Body Council (NABC), will host a First Responders Emergency Extrication (FREE) event at the BASF Houston Competency Center for local first responders and body shops. Local fire fighters are invited to learn about evolving vehicle design, including high-strength steel, airbags, advanced restraint systems, onboard technology and safety around […]


A 1971 Ford Maverick owned by Jimmy Shaw and built by Greening Auto Company with Glasurit 55 Line finish, “Glasurit Go Fast Greening Gray,” developed through Color Ideation, was crowned the winner of the fourth annual BASF Glasurit Best Paint Award at the 2018 SEMA Show. Out of a field of more than 30 entries, […]


Make sure you stop by booth #20353 at SEMA and visit us! For more information and a full schedule of events at our booth, visit our SEMA page.

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