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2013-10-28 23:28:43

Plastics Color Corporation, a leader in colorants, additives and masterbatches for the plastics processing industry, is now offering thermoset compounds in North America in conjunction with sister company Raschig GmbH of Germany. Calumet City, IL (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 Plastics Color Corporation, a leader in thermoplastic compounds and solutions, is now offering thermoset plastic molding compounds through its new venture with German manufacturer Raschig GmbH, headquartered in...

2013-08-06 12:20:22

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BASF, The Chemical Company, was awarded with the inaugural Altair Enlighten Award for its development of a thermoplastic composite front seat pan. The award was presented to BASF at the 2013 Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars. The Altair Enlighten Award, the automotive industry's first award program created specifically to acknowledge innovations in vehicle lightweighting, was accepted by Martin Jung,...

2013-08-05 16:21:08

BASF to invest millions in thermoplastic and thermoset composite R&D to support automakers TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Martin Jung, PhD, Senior Vice President of Global Research for Structural Materials for BASF, presented "The Pathway to Lightweight Composite Cars" during the Featherweight Competition: One Path to a Lightweight Car panel today at the 2013 Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars. Jung, who leads BASF's global research...

2013-08-05 12:20:19

-- Color trends reflect consumer desire for lifestyle balance; socio-economic sentiment SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BASF has unveiled its annual automotive color trend report, which looks 2-3 years out, based on research efforts by its team of global color design experts. The theme of the forecast, "Making Headway" indicates a movement towards more color shades than in previous years, with BASF presenting 65 new colors to automakers and designers around the...

2013-07-11 12:21:11

Fast-dry solution offers customers several benefits and ability to increase throughput. SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BASF today announced the launch of a new, low volatile organic compound (VOC), fast-dry solvent-borne basecoat system, the ONYX(TM) HD Low VOC Productive System, in the U.S. and Canadian markets. This new system produces low VOC basecoats that are either waterborne or solvent-borne -the only system currently on the market that provides these...

2012-11-28 08:31:39

-- New global business unit Functional Crop Care established -- Integration plans will be developed jointly -- Biological seed treatment solutions complement BASF's crop protection portfolio LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, Nov. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - BASF has completed the acquisition of Becker Underwood from Norwest Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity investment company, for a purchase price of US$1.02 billion (EUR785 million). With the...

2012-10-23 11:21:34

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany and GAITHERSBURG, Md., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BASF SE, the world's leading chemical company, has provided U.S. based Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) with equipment critical to replacing the use of animals for eye irritation testing of certain chemicals. IIVS will place the units at each of its newly developed training laboratories in Xi'an, Beijing, and Guangzhou, China. With a long history in the development and use of non-animal methods, BASF...

2012-08-13 06:20:12

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- When the 2012 Woodward Dream Cruise kicks off on Aug.18, BASF Automotive Refinish Solutions will be coloring the scene by displaying two specialty vehicles from TransAm Depot painted with BASF's R-M(®) OnyxHD(TM) Waterborne Automotive Finishes. BASF's Dream Cruise display will be located at Morisette Automotive on Woodward Ave., just south of 13 Mile Road in Royal Oak, Mich. BASF Automotive Refinish is a leading maker of coatings for the...

2012-07-26 02:22:03

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Designers from BASF Automotive Coatings have announced the results of its latest automotive color trend report. In the report, BASF color experts from North America, South America, Europe and Asia provide a forecast of the automotive colors of the future. Results from this year's report show future colors will be "naturally cultivated" with nuanced berry and copper tones, along with natural colors such as brown, blue and green. "Although...

2012-07-10 06:22:55

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BASF will showcase its portfolio of innovative solutions for the solar industry at Intersolar North America, July 10-12, 2012, at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, California. In addition to products and solutions that allow efficient production and enhanced performance of photovoltaic modules and solar thermal products, BASF experts will be on hand to discuss the company's solutions for the entire value chain for solar cells, as well as...