While white and black still win, chromatic colors gain market share around the globe

Expanding color spaces make the overall rainbow of automotive color broader White, black, gray, and silver still dominate for non-commercial vehicles Yellow, orange, green, and violet all gain market share As they have for several years, achromatic colors dominated the automotive market around the globe in 2022. But as BASF’s designers found in the company’s […]

Rare vehicle painted with BASF’s Glasurit paint receives prestigious award

SOUTHFIELD, MI, January 17, 2023 – November was an exciting month for the team at LaBrecque Autocraft after winning the Concourse Gold award at the Muscle Car And Corvette Nationals (MCACN) auto show for their exceptional work restoring a 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge convertible. The Judge was painted with a custom mix of Glasurit 55 […]

Winners of the WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition in Denmark raise the bar in automotive car painting skill and sustainable practices

After four intensive days of competition, winners emerged from a diverse field of the world’s best car painters Sustainable Practice Awards also highlighted Glasurit’s eco-effectiveness All competitors used refinish products and color matching tools from Glasurit, BASF’s premium refinish paint brand Winners of the WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition for Car Painting raised the bar […]

New challenges put a sharper point on popularity of automotive color

Total vehicle production was lower, shifting the popularity of certain colors Total vehicle production was lower, shifting the popularity of certain colors Blue and red are having a moment in the sun Despite the shift in colors, white, black, silver, and gray follow a familiar pattern, coating the majority of the vehicles produced In 2021, […]

Endless variation – the theme of BASF’s 2021-2022 Automotive Color Trends collection

◼ BASF unleashes an unlimited vocabulary of design◼ Simultaneity instead of linearity – collection shows a new diversity of colors◼ Consideration of the growing need for sustainability and functionality Designers for BASF’s Coatings division have delved into new color spaces for the 2021-2022 Automotive Color Trends collection. Borrowing a phenomenon fromquantum mechanics, this year’s collection […]

BASF to launch Refinity™, a cloud-based platform offering a powerful experience for collision repair shops worldwide

An advanced suite of digital business solutions engineered and optimized into one platform, using one password and offering one seamless experience Multiple apps exclusively powered by Refinity™ Always up to date with no on-site maintenance required Accessible on every device connected on the Internet SOUTHFIELD, MI, October 7, 2021 – BASF’s Coatings division launches Refinity, a […]

BASF announces newest member to join ColorSource distributor community

SOUTHFIELD, MI, July 15, 2021 – BASF Refinish is pleased to announce the appointment of its newest ColorSource member, Crest Industries (CRS), as a BASF single line distributor in the St. Louis, MO, market.   CRS has been supplying the collision repair industry for the past 50 years by providing customized solutions for nuts, bolts, abrasives, body fillers, seam sealer and a variety of specialty products. The company will now be able to offer its customers the complete […]

Showcase your vehicle on BASF’s 2022 R-M Calendar

SOUTHFIELD, MI, June 25, 2021 – Do you have a vehicle painted with R-M products that you’d like to see in a calendar? BASF Refinish wants to hear from you. Beginning this month, BASF is collecting submissions to compete for a spot in the 2022 R-M calendar that will be distributed to collision shops and car […]

Automotive Refinish Technologies Unveils New Website with Revamped Customer Communication

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, May 20, 2021 – Automotive Refinish Technologies has created a new digital customer experience that is colorful, informative, and easy to navigate. The North American-based company, known as A.R.T., recently launched a brand-new responsive website that features a modern, clean look to showcase its products, locations, and latest news. With improved access to […]

Nutrien, OpenRoad Richmond Auto Body and Sogefi recognized by BASF Canada’s Customer Sustainability Awards Programme

Celebrating its 1st edition, the Customer Sustainability Awards recognize Canadian companies for commitment to sustainability in the automotive, agriculture and personal care sectors  MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 16, 2021 – BASF Canada has announced the winners of its first Customer Sustainability Awards Programme, which recognizes Canadian businesses demonstrating leadership in building a sustainable future in the automotive, […]