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BASF launch refinish products that emits less CO2

BASF develops less harmful refinish

The chemical company based in Germnay, BASF, has launched a new line of its refinish paint used vehicles that is less harmful to the environment.

The paint emits less CO2 as it conforms to the certified biomass balance approach, and is the first refinish to do so in the world.

The biomass finish approach reduces emissions by replacing fossil fuel resources with renewable ones during the production process.

The German Technical Supervisory Association (TÜV SÜD) were responsible for certified the line.


“As we developed the new product range, we wanted to make sure that our customers will not experience any changes with respect to quality or application,” reported Katja Scharpwinkel, Head of Automotive Refinish EMEA at BASF.

“The biomass balance approach already permits renewable resources to be used at the start of chemical production.”

“This allows us to process the products obtained via this process in the usual manner and use them to manufacture our refinish products.”

“By developing the new product line, we are offering body shops the opportunity to stand out from the competition and directly influence the way they save CO2 and in so doing, make a conscious contribution to environmental protection.”