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De jeunes peintres talentueux d’Amérique du Nord, d’Europe et d’Asie concourront pour le prix exclusif du meilleur peintre R-M de 2022. Cette année, le thème du concours est « Stimuler les compétences numériques et les solutions éco-efficaces ». Les participants assisteront également à des présentations données par des chefs de file du secteur sur les plus récentes innovations […]


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 […]


SOUTHFIELD, MI, June 25, 2021 – Do you have a vehicle painted with R-M products that you’d like to see in a calendar? BASF Refinish wants to hear from you. Beginning this month, BASF is collecting submissions to compete for a spot in the 2022 R-M calendar that will be distributed to collision shops and […]


Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, May 20, 2021 – Automotive Refinish Technologies has created a new digital customer experience that is colorful, informative, and easy to navigate. The North American-based company, known as A.R.T., recently launched a brand-new responsive website that features a modern, clean look to showcase its products, locations, and latest news. With improved access […]

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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