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Body shops can now manage production from anywhere through AutoSpot, an intuitive digital production management tool that allows technicians and managers to track every part of a repair moving through their shop in real time. Launched in 2022, AutoSpot is a separate entity that can work in any body shop regardless of paint line and […]


Bogi Lateiner has partnered with BASF and Volvo to complete another All-Female Build, a project designed to encourage more women to consider work in automotive trades. Both BASF and Lateiner, founder of Girl Gang Garage, share a passion for promoting diversity in the trades.  More than 150 women from around the world participated in the […]


SOUTHFIELD, MI, May 27, 2022 – Auto and Marine Finishes (AMF) won the BASF ColorSource Automotive Refinish 2021 Distributor of the Year award at BASF’s annual ColorSource conference held in April 2022 in Tampa, FL. “Auto and Marine Finishes (AMF) has been an extremely strong partner for BASF in southwest Florida and southwestern Illinois since […]


Young, talented painters from North America, Europe and Asia regions to compete for the exclusive R-M Best Painter Award 2022 This year’s theme is “Driving digital competency and eco-effective solutions” Participants will also get to hear industry-leading presentations on the latest digital and technology innovations from the refinish industry. R-M®, BASF’s premium automotive refinish paint […]


BASF has signed a multi-year global industry partnership as the exclusive sponsor of the Car Painting category of WorldSkills International The company’s long-running support reflects its commitment to developing talent and driving innovation Competitors will use premium refinish products of the Glasurit brand BASF’s Coatings division has signed a new multi-year Global Industry Partnership with […]


SOUTHFIELD, MI, March 9, 2022 – Students across British Columbia, Canada, who are interested in the automotive industry will have a unique opportunity to design and manufacture their own toy pedal cars, thanks to the Automotive Retailers Association (ARA) hosting the event sponsored by BASF and Color Compass Corporation. Over the next three months, the […]


Total vehicle production was lower, shifting the popularity of certain colors Total vehicle production was lower, shifting the popularity of certain colors Blue and red are having a moment in the sun Despite the shift in colors, white, black, silver, and gray follow a familiar pattern, coating the majority of the vehicles produced In 2021, […]


◼ BASF unleashes an unlimited vocabulary of design ◼ Simultaneity instead of linearity – collection shows a new diversity of colors ◼ Consideration of the growing need for sustainability and functionality Designers for BASF’s Coatings division have delved into new color spaces for the 2021-2022 Automotive Color Trends collection. Borrowing a phenomenon from quantum mechanics, […]


An advanced suite of digital business solutions engineered and optimized into one platform, using one password and offering one seamless experience Multiple apps exclusively powered by Refinity™ Always up to date with no on-site maintenance required Accessible on every device connected on the Internet SOUTHFIELD, MI, October 7, 2021 – BASF’s Coatings division launches Refinity, […]


SOUTHFIELD, MI, July 15, 2021 – BASF Refinish is pleased to announce the appointment of its newest ColorSource member, Crest Industries (CRS), as a BASF single line distributor in the St. Louis, MO, market.   CRS has been supplying the collision repair industry for the past 50 years by providing customized solutions for nuts, bolts, abrasives, body fillers, seam sealer and a variety of specialty products. The company will now be able to offer its customers the […]

BASF’s product portfolio includes products for multiple industries. A product that is compliant for one region, industry, application or end use, may not be compliant for another region, industry, application or end-use, and BASF accordingly disclaims all representations, conditions and warranties of fitness for a particular purpose.

To assist automotive refinish customer searching for information about BASF products that meet the VOC limits for automotive refinish use, BASF provides Wall Charts that list the products that are compliant with the automotive refinish VOC regulations in specific regions in North America (country, province, state, air districts). It is the responsibility of the purchaser/end-user to ensure they know and understand the regulations for their specific region, industry, application and end use and ensure that the products that they are using are compliant with all applicable regulatory requirements and any permits specific to their business.

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