More Than Just Great Products
BASF’s Glasurit® 90-Line™ and R-M® Onyx HD™ paint products are supported by industry-leading lifetime warranties, along with technical training programs, advanced color information systems and business management programs.
SmartTrak® is a state-of-the-art color management system that provides fast and accurate color formulas. It’s designed to help increase shop profitability and productivity through color updates, inventory and stock control management, formula customization, cost and low-VOC tracking, advanced reporting and more.
The company’s comprehensive VisionPLUS® program is an industry-leading suite of value-added programs geared specifically for collision repair centers. This full-service toolkit helps collision center managers and owners monitor, grow sales, streamline business operations and gain a solid competitive edge in the industry. And, VisionPLUS Online is a turnkey tool that allows collision repair centers to track, analyze and advance their business in real time. This allows for immediate and continuous improvement, increasing shop productivity and profitability.
Better to Lead Than Follow the Pack
In the U.S., some state and local jurisdictions are taking the lead in regulating automotive refinishing emissions. California and Delaware, for example, have developed practice standards for shops to reduce VOC emissions. And, as a further indication of things to come, Canada has already required all shops to switch to waterborne basecoats.
Clearly, shops would be well advised to stay ahead of coming legislation and switch to waterborne systems before it becomes mandated.
When considering conversion to a waterborne paint system, be sure to consult with your BASF representative. Beyond the regulatory considerations, keep in mind the following advantages:
• Reduced basecoat solvent emissions by approximately 90 percent
• Increased quality and customer satisfaction
• Improved color matching
• Improved throughput
• Applied with conventional spray equipment and easy to clean up
• Improved safety (less toxicity, lower odor and reduced flammability)
• Reduced hazardous waste
Before you make the final decision to change to a waterborne paint system, it is important to be aware of not only the advantages of using waterborne technology, but also key differences when compared to a solvent system. There are many questions a shop should ask before switching to waterborne coatings. Let the experts on Waterborne Automotive Finishes from BASF answer them for you.
For more information about switching to waterborne, contact your BASF representative by calling 800-825-3000, or visit www.basfrefinish.com.