New BASF powder coating provides protection from graffiti and stickers
- RELEST® Powder PUR Anti-Sticker prevents objects from sticking to traffic signal and light poles
Muenster, Germany – June 06, 2014 – Graffiti, lettering and stickers can turn public property into eyesores. To fight this problem, BASF’s Coatings division has developed the RELEST® Powder PUR Anti-Sticker coating. The product’s anti-stick surface prevents soiling and reduces cleaning costs. It was specially developed for coating light poles, traffic signal poles and circuit breaker panel boxes.
“RELEST Powder PUR Anti-Sticker’s slightly roughened surface offers anti-graffiti properties. Stickers do not adhere properly to the surface and graffiti can be removed more easily,” explained BASF product manager Miriam Belke. The product also features high weathering resistance, scratch resistance and very high chemical resistance.
Eurocoatings GmbH, a service provider for surface technology based in Werl, Germany, is the first company to use the anti-stick coating. “Using the powder coating on light poles offers outstanding protection from soiling and corrosion, and is a valuable addition to our portfolio,” explained CEO Klaus Merckx.
BASF supplies powder coating systems under the product name RELEST® Powder. The systems can be used for an array of applications, for example, for plant and machine construction, for garden fences and for façade construction. These systems stand out for their low material loss during coating.
About the Coatings division
BASF’s Coatings division develops, produces and markets innovative automotive coatings, automotive refinishes and industrial coatings as well as decorative paints. We operate sites in Europe, North America and South America as well as Asia Pacific. Within this network, we collaborate closely with our customers all over the world. In 2013, the Coatings division achieved global sales of €2.9 billion. More information about the division is available at www.basf-coatings.com.
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 had sales of about €74 billion in 2013 and over 112,000 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.