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United States
Dispersions, Resins and Additives
United States
Dispersions, Resins and Additives

Automotive and transportation coatings

Adding value to the automotive and transportation coatings industry through breadth of products and application expertise. 

BASF offers single source, end-to-end solutions for the automotive and transportation coatings industry. Our product portfolio includes a full range of specialized resins, acrylic polymer emulsions, formulation additives, and performance additives for enhanced coating performance.

Our resources and expertise allow us to provide durable surfaces that meet the aesthetic needs of the designer and the demands of changing legislature while aligning with sustainable, environmental standards.

A comprehensive product range from a single source

We provide the raw materials, product range, industry experience, and technical knowledge to help enhance the quality, appearance, heat management, and durability of all exterior and interior OEM and refinish coatings – from cars, trucks, and trains to aviation and aerospace applications. 

Enhancing performance and reducing costs

BASF additives ensure the protection of the aesthetic quality of coatings on all kinds of substrates. Formulation additives such as defoamers, dispersants, rheology modifiers, or slip and leveling agents improve the surface performance of final coatings. And they also help to optimize production processes as well as reduce costs.

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Featured product - BASONOL® HPE 1170 B

BASONOL HPE 1170 B is a hyperbranched polyester polyol designed as a co-binder for 2K polyurethane coatings and 1K baking enamels for improved performance. It has low impact on VOC in high solids coating systems. It offers improved early and final hardness, improved chemical resistance, low hydrolysis sensitivity, and excellent weathering performance. When used as a co-binder in 2K polyurethane coatings, BASONOL HPE 1170 B additionally exhibits longer potlife and improved reflow behavior.

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