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Highlights at the European Coatings Show for architectural coatings and construction

Whether for roofs, floors or walls – BASF offers the broadest and most versatile portfolio when it comes to formulating paints and construction chemical products for interior or exterior applications. During the European Coatings Show, which will take place in Nuremberg from March 29 through to March 31, BASF will present new products and future-oriented technologies in the field of dispersions, effect pigments, pigment preparations, resins and additives. At its booth 411 in hall 7A, the focus will be on environmentally friendly solutions that convince consumers because of their performance and quality. The following highlights will be presented during the trade fair:

Interior paints that offer added value

For several years now, consumers have been calling for eco- and health-friendly products in the field of wall paints. With its water-based binders sold under the Acronal® brand, BASF offers odor-free dispersions that are low in VOC and free from formaldehyde and APEO. But the binders can do more than that: when interior wall paints based on Acronal® DS 6282 X are used, stains can be washed off the wall without leaving any residue. Even sophisticated and flat matt paints are made more robust and long-living by the binding agent. Owing to the good binding properties of Acronal® DS 6270, interior paints maintain their original shade, hence, this pure acrylate dispersion is particularly suitable for the dark and strong colors that are currently fashionable.

Firemist® Velvet Pearl EH 921

Firemist® Velvet Pearl EH 921 (9P130I) is a new effect pigment for decorative applications based on a new BASF technology that enables a unique effect, that hasn‘t been possible before: matte appearance and sparkling in directed light. Applied in decorative paints Firemist® Velvet Pearl EH 921 provides the unique character of patinated surfaces.

Innovative solutions for exterior wood applications

As the leading manufacturer of polymer dispersions BASF also offers a comprehensive and environmentally friendly portfolio of binders and primers for exterior applications. Transparent and semi-transparent wood coatings based on Acronal® DS 6288 X can be applied easily and evenly, are absorbed quickly and have good adhesive properties – even when exposed to humidity. This ensures that wooden patio furniture or decking is much longer lasting . This binder is suitable for satin as well as matt varnishes that are applied to tropical wood such as Bangkirai.

COL.9 – nanotechnology even for floor coatings

The COL.9 nano-based binder not only makes facades look great for longer. From now on, even substrates such as concrete, stone or tiles can be coated with COL.9®. This means that annoying tire marks or oil stains on garage floors are a thing of the past. The functional principle, however, is the same for both facade and floor applications: the binder combines the benefits of synthetic resin dispersions with those of silicates. The organic part of the binder i.e. the acrylic resin ensures sufficient elasticity while the mineral part lends the colored coating the required rigidity. This makes coatings particularly resilient as well as resistant to dirt and chemicals.

New inorganic grades for Luconyl® NG range

BASF will also launch new inorganic grades for Luconyl® NG, the aqueous pigment preparations for architectural paints and coatings. The label-free Luconyl® NG range is both VOC and APEO-free, while also conforming to the GHS 2015 standard. It covers a wide color space and features excellent durability for water-based and solar heat management facade coating systems.

Functional pigments for solar heat management

Unbearably hot dark surfaces exposed to sunlight are a thing of the past. The innovative pigments and pigment preparations from BASF like Paliogen® Black, Sicopal® Black, Xfast® Black or Luconyl® NG Black make it possible to formulate surface coatings that significantly reduce the heating effect in sunlight even despite of their dark color. At its booth BASF will also feature stylings (formulated coatings) for architecture and construction applications based on its special solar heat management techniques.

Polymers for the construction industry

Modern materials need to meet all environmental standards and, at the same time, ensure fast and easy processing. With its dispersions, powders and additives, BASF offers a comprehensive range of raw materials for the manufacturing of construction chemicals, which are free from APEO, ammonia and formaldehyde. The low-odor and low-VOC dispersions sold under the brand name Acronal® are particularly well suited for the formulation of floor coverings and tile adhesives that meet the requirements of the EC 1 or Blauer Engel (Blue Angel) environmental labels. In addition, floor covering adhesives based on Acronal® can now be formulated without any natural resin. Paste-like tile adhesives containing Acronal® also dry much more quickly than conventional products. Tiling and grouting can be done on the same day – saving time and money. Furthermore, these adhesives bond well to difficult, non-absorbent substrates. From now on, renovating a bathroom does not necessarily mean that the old tiles need to be removed - new tiles can now cover the old ones without problems.

Waterproofing membranes and sealants – efficient and powerful

Cementitious waterproofing membranes that protect buildings from water ingress are made more powerful and efficient by Acronal®, excellently bonding to all kinds of substrates. At the same time they are particularly flexible and ensure a high crack bridging ability, even at low temperatures. Acrylic sealants containing Acronal® do not need plasticizers that may migrate to the surface after application. Hence, sealants can be painted over easily and their adhesive qualities last for years. Due to their easy handling and high performance, they are a genuine alternative to silicone sealants in many fields.

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About BASF

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