BASF unveils innovative raw materials for architectural coatings at the European Coatings Show
- BASF offers the broadest and most versatile portfolio when it comes to formulating paints for interior or exterior applications
Between 19 and 21 March, BASF will be presenting its broad portfolio of state-of-the-art products for architectural coatings at the European Coatings Show 2013 (ECS) in Nuremberg. At stand 523 and 525 in hall 7A, experts from BASF will provide details of BASF's range of innovative dispersions, additives, pigments, pigment preparations and extenders.
Architectural coatings need to be easy to apply but tough enough to stick to buildings and other exterior surfaces through every kind of weather, without fading or falling off. They must be attractive and meet sustainable requirements i.e. be free of VOCs and of APEO’s (alkylphenol ethoxylates) and fulfill the environmental regulations defined by several Eco-labels. BASF has the expertise and experience to develop advanced raw materials for architectural coating products that meet all these requirements.
Looking good inside and out
Exterior wall paints need to be able to withstand weathering and temperature changes. The new BASF binder for exterior paints, Acronal® EDGE 6295, is the ideal solution. It increases the durability of the paint on the surface and prevents the color from fading.
Wooden patio furniture and garden decking also get battered by the elements, but BASF has come up with a binder for wood coatings that helps to make them last longer. With the addition of Acronal® PLUS 6288, coatings are more easily absorbed and retained by wood, even when it is humid outside.
Interior designers wanting to create an antique effect can now look to BASF’s innovative new range of pigments for decorative paints. Although matt in appearance, the Firemist® Velvet pigments add a sparkle to paint when exposed to direct light. They are also easy to apply.
BASF’s Luconyl® NG and Xfast® ranges have been developed especially for the coloration of VOC-free paints for the architectural and construction industry. Plasters, façade & interior paints, wood glazes and many other water-based coating systems can be colored with these pigment preparations.
Two new TiO2 extender products from BASF also add a bit of sparkle to Architectural Coatings. Mattex® is an excellent TiO2 extender that has been specially designed for premium, low-sheen matt paints while maintaining high opacity. ASP® G90 is a premium, high- brightness, fine-particle TiO2 extender designed for high gloss and increased TiO2 scattering efficiency.
Trend-setting pigments and additives
Architectural coating manufacturers are increasingly searching for lead-free formulations, particularly in the orange color range, to meet future legislation. Now BASF has developed an improved Pigment Orange 73 that meets these needs for industrial and decorative solvent- and water-based systems. Irgazin® Orange EH 1287 (L2985 HD) features strong color, high durability and excellent flow.
Manufacturers are also increasingly demanding alternatives to the traditional mineral oil-based defoamers used in interior and exterior water-based architectural coatings. That’s where FoamStar® ED 2523 comes in. BASF’s emulsion defoamer is designed for medium to high PVC coatings. It offers an ideal solution for customers wanting a formulation that does not contain mineral oil, is free of VOC and APEO and odorless. Manufacturers are able to meet environmental regulations and be awarded European Eco-labels for their products. What’s more, FoamStar® ED 2523 has excellent long-term stability, is highly compatible and does not produce fogging.
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of €78.7 billion in 2012 and had more than 113,000 employees as of the end of the year. 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.