BASF will be expanding its production capacity for waterborne coatings at its Demarchi Coatings Site, located in São Paulo, Brazil. The expansion is expected to be finished in early 2014.
The primer smoothes out uneven surface irregularities, offers stone-chip protection and protects the e-coat from UV radiation. The basecoat lends the body its color, its effects and its aesthetics.
“Increasing waterborne coatings production capacity, we aim to meet our customers’ demand, that has been driven by new automotive manufacturing plants in Brazil and also by the tendency for waterborne technology instead of solvent borne,” said Senior Vice President of the Functional Solutions Segment and Infrastructure for BASF South America, Antonio Carlos Lacerda.
BASF is the pioneer in developing waterborne coatings for the automotive industry. This technology is eco-efficient because water replaces most of the organic solvents that are used in solvent borne coatings thus reducing emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC).