Event Date April 5, 2022 - April 7, 2022
Location Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN

On April 5th, BASF unveiled The Art of Coatings to the industry. Scroll down to explore our innovation galleries — Protect Metal, Enhance Home, and Showcase Wood

Protect Metal

Durable industrial coatings are built of resins that withstand the elements, from water to humidity to chemical exposure. We offer resin and additive solutions that protect metal substrates in interior and exterior settings, day after day. Our industrial products help you make coatings that demonstrate the beauty in strength and uncompromising performance.

Enhance Home

Home is where the heart is, and we all strive to make our home reflect our own beauty and ambition. Our coatings solutions will help you decorate your home and keep it looking new and fresh regardless of what life throws at them. Our binders and additives will help repel stains, resist damage, tolerate day to day life inside the home, while resisting sun and weather damage and maintain its original appearance outside, leaving your home decorated the way you intended for years. Together, we can help you enhance the homes of the future by leaving it as beautiful as the day it was painted throughout its lifetime.

Showcase Wood

Wood coatings require true artistry, from formulation to application. We are proud enablers of the craft, providing high performance ingredients designed to fit your needs in clarity, efficiency, and durability. Let's amplify the beauty of wood products, across every layer of the system, together.

Conference Presentations


Mervin Wood

Mervin Wood Jr. is part of BASF’s Resins & Additives Technical Service Team located in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a Technical Expert, he is responsible for technical support of UV absorbers, light stabilizers, and antioxidants for coatings and adhesives in North America. Previously, Dr. Wood has held positions in Process Development, Coatings Research, Toll Manufacturing, and Intellectual Property Management all with Ciba/BASF since 1988.

Andre Kastler

Andre Kastler is currently working as Global Strategic Marketing as well as Global Product Line Expert for all the Performance Additive portfolio including legacy Ciba and BASF products. His career spans 25 years in the light stabilizer area in various roles going from Production, Global Product & Asset Management, Marketing as well as Innovation and Product Development and Technical Marketing. Andre earned his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry and performed his post-doc at Stanford University.

Novel Ultraviolet Light Absorber and Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer Blend for the Light Stabilization of Coatings

Date: Tuesday, April 5
Time: 5:00-6:30 PM EST
Session ID: Poster

This paper will discuss a novel blend of an ultraviolet light absorber and hindered amine light stabilizer that can be utilized in automotive and industrial coatings to provide excellent weathering performance. Our customers needed a light stabilizer blend with excellent weathering and low viscosity for ease of use, while also improving color and storage stability of the formulation prior to use. The synergistic combination of the UVA and non-interacting HALS protects against coating surface defects while also bolstering color and gloss retention in coating applications. The UV absorbance of the UVA-based blend provides suitability in a wide range of coatings on various substrates. The blend provides low color generation when exposed to high baking temperatures and/or extreme environmental conditions. The non-interacting HALS is especially suitable for oxidative curing and acid-catalyzed systems. The non-basic character of the HALS prevents potential interactions with acidic paint ingredients such as catalysts, biocides, and pigments.



Anthony Moy  

Tony is responsible for Transportation, Industrial, Furniture, and Flooring market segments as well as being the primary expert for dispersing agents within the BASF Formulation Additives team. He has been with BASF for 9 years. Before assuming his current role, Tony was a Process Development Engineer working in to support the scale up and alignment of defoamer and rheology modifier formulations at plant assets in North America. Overall, he has been in the coatings industry for 33 years, working in diverse areas such as fluoropolymers, refrigerants, inkjet and automotive coatings. He has degrees in Chemical Engineering and an MBA.

Alternatives to Fluorosurfactants for Waterbased Floor Care Coatings

Available On-demand (originally presented April 6, 2022)

There is increased regulatory pressure in the floorcare coating market regarding the use of fluorosurfactants due to concerns about persistency and health effects of these chemicals. Fluorosurfactants provide a variety of beneficial properties in coatings, coupled with efficiency in use. Specifically, for floorcare, fluorosurfactants enable wetting of low energy tile substrates while providing excellent flow and leveling performance for smooth surface appearance. BASF conducted research to examine various candidate chemistries as potential functional alternatives to fluorosurfactants. This paper reviews this research, demonstrating that alternate chemistries have comparable wetting and flow and leveling performance in floorcare coatings, relative to a benchmark fluorosurfactant. Selection of surfactant candidates, application testing, and performance optimization will be covered. This work demonstrates the possibility of replacement of fluorosurfactants for health and safety concerns.

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Chuck Jones, Ph.D.  


Chuck Jones is a Technical Manager and has been responsible for technical service in the Industrial Coatings business in BASF Corporation since 2016. He has been with BASF for more than 13 years and is currently located in Charlotte, NC. Prior to this, he managed labs for the Printing, Packaging & Adhesives business and was in research and development for polyurethane foams and elastomers. He earned his B.S. degree from Susquehanna University and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Pennsylvania State University. He is also a board member of the Eastern Coatings Federation.


DFT vs VOC and Their Impact on Performance in Waterborne DTM Coatings

Available On-demand (originally presented April 6, 2022)

Tighter environmental regulations continue to drive the adoption of waterborne industrial protective coatings, yet increased sophistication is needed with these applications. Two trends with the greatest impact on performance are 1) the reduction in the number of coats and/or total dry film thickness (DFT) (being driven by the customer); and 2) the reduction in the volatile organic content (VOC) of the coating (being driven by increased regulation). Our study demonstrates the importance and balance of these two parameters for final film performance while showcasing formulation optimization and use of testing methods beyond the traditional ASTM B117 for screening resin performance. Lastly, we will highlight this balance of properties using a new prototype of direct to metal (DTM) resin for coatings at 50 g/L or less, demonstrating just how effective waterborne protective coatings can be even while meeting the most stringent VOC requirements.

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Dr. Xin Li is currently a Senior Scientist at BASF. He received his B.S. in Physics from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2006, and a Ph.D. in Polymer Science from the University of Akron in 2011, focusing on polymer rheology. Before joining BASF, he spent five years in industry with projects related to composite materials, polymer processing and chemical modification of polyolefin. Xin joined BASF in 2016. In his current position at BASF, his research focuses on latex development for architecture coating.

Formulation for High Gloss Latex and Comparison of Lab and Real-world Performance

Available On-demand (originally presented April 6, 2022)

It is common in the U.S. market that high gloss paints must be both interior and exterior capable. A latex designed for low VOC high gloss paint application must overcome performance challenges like tackiness due to the polymer-rich nature of the formulation, as well as balance other performance needs such as good durability. Current raw material shortages require input selections to be robust performers and capable of broad formulation, such as multiple sheen and bases or interior and exterior applications. In this paper, we investigate a newly developed high gloss latex in different formulations. The correlation and deviation between lab data and real-world performance for high gloss paints in a variety of interior and exterior applications is discussed.

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Dr. Ziniu Yu is a Technical Specialist in the division of Transportation, Industrial, Furniture and Flooring coating for BASF. Since joining BASF in 2016, he provides technical supports for customers involved in energy curable coating and waterbased coating for variety substrates and applications. Dr. Yu holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and M.S. in Statistics from Texas Tech University and a B.S. in Polymer Engineering from the East China University of Science and Technology.

Sustainable and High Performance: New Bio-Based Acrylic Dispersion to Prevent Knot Staining for Wood Coatings

Consistent with sustainability targets for the broader coatings industry, major furniture manufacturers have begun to set standards for coatings suppliers to, for example, achieve up to 40% renewable content by 2030. In addition, there’s a known performance challenge for coatings used on softwood in these applications – knot staining – where the surface appears discolored at the knot due to high extractive concentration.

This paper introduces a novel, anionic stabilized, 1-component acrylic dispersion which addresses both technical challenges seamlessly. It contains 20% renewable (14C) content and features excellent knot staining resistance, which makes it a great option for wood furniture primers. Other performance features, like hardness, adhesion, and block resistance will be explored, and the paper will be supplemented with formulation studies to showcase how incorporating certain fillers can further reduce knot staining. To provide context, this paper will touch on best practices in measuring sustainability and progress towards a greener future.

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Susana Porzio

Susana Porzio is a Technical Specialist at BASF responsible for the solventborne and solvent free resins for industrial coatings. Her previous experience includes roles as chemist in the architectural coatings segment and as a research scientist and formulator for the automotive brake industry. Susana earned her MS in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico City.

Formulation Latitude with Solventborne DTM Acrylic Polyol: From Monocoat to Primer

Available On-demand (originally presented April 7, 2022)

Corrosion protection is a top performance requirement in the protective coatings market. 2K urethane coatings are commonly used in this market as primers or topcoats, but end users are increasingly demanding more corrosion protection with fewer coats. The work done in this study demonstrates the versatility of a recently developed solventborne acrylic direct-to-metal ("DTM") polyol to provide excellent performance in DTM, primer, or topcoat layers, allowing end users to simplify portfolios across multiple applications. This study shows how the DTM polyol compares with competitive resins across multiple performance categories, including dry time, hardness, and scratch resistance, and in various coating layers, from primer to clearcoat. This reveals the durability and flexibility of the polyol to achieve results on par or better than competitive primer and topcoat offerings.

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Enhance Home

ACRONAL EDGE 4142 Interior/Exterior High Gloss Architectural Latex for all bases See More
ACRONAL EDGE 4247 Premium performance for exterior paint and primer in one formulations See More
ACRONAL EDGE 4750 Premium performance for interior paint and primer in one See More
ACRONAL PLUS 4415 Achieve excellent performance for interior and exterior stain blocking primers See More
ACRONAL PLUS 4230 High-solids latex for exterior architectural coatings See More
ACRONAL PLUS 4670 Exceptional tint strength and scrub resistance for interior wall paint See More
FOAMASTER NO 2331 Native oil based defoamer for monomer stripping in latex manufacturing and emulsion polymerization; specifically designed to have broadest food contact compliance. See More
FOAMSTAR SI 2292 NC Highly compatible silicone-based defoamer solution for high gloss paints and varnishes based on acrylics and polyurethane dispersions with minimized risk of cratering. See More

Protect Metal

ACRONAL PRO 770 NA Acrylic dispersion for superior metal protection See More
BASONOL HPE 1170 B BASONOL HPE 1170 B is a hyperbranched polyester polyol designed as a co-binder for 2K polyurethane coatings and 1K baking enamels for improved performance See More
DISPEX Ultra PX 4290 Broad spectrum dispersing agent for both organic and inorganic pigments See More
JONCRYL RPD 950-AC/P Medium solids supplied in exempt solvents for clearcoats with 30 min sand and buff time for superior gloss and durability See More
JONCRYL RPD 980 B Rapid curing, higher solids acrylic polyol that exhibits early hardness development with long pot life See More
JONCRYL xDTM Metal protection. Exceptional appearance. No compromise. See More
SOVERMOL 1092 Polyol for 2K PU systems based on natural oil See More
SOVERMOL 750 Polyol for 2K PU systems based on natural oil See More
TINUVIN 5070 Next generation innovation for enhanced thermal and colorstability. See More

Showcase Wood

DISPEX Ultra CX 4452 Premium choice for dispersing transparent iron oxides See More
EFKA PB 2770 Silicone-free, 100% active deaerator and defoamer for UV-curable formulations, composites, gel coats, cast resins and adhesives with outstanding compatibility See More
HYDROPALAT WE 3225 Silicone based wetting agent with pronounced defoaming action for all kinds of aqueous coating formulations. It combines excellent compatibility and wetting action with defoaming properties. See More
JONCRYL 1984 JONCRYL 1984 is a one-pack, self-crosslinking acrylic emulsion that is non-formaldehyde emitting. See More
JONCRYL 2981 JONCRYL 2981 is a 1K, self-crosslinking acrylic dispersion that is non-formaldehyde emitting. See More
JONCRYL 537 JONCRYL 537 is an acrylic emulsion for industrial coating applications. See More
JONCRYL 541 JONCRYL 541 is an acrylic polymer emulsion that can be formulated at ultra-low VOC levels for industrial and printing applications. See More
JONCRYL 95 JONCRYL 95 is an ultra-fine particle size, acrylic emulsion designed for use in wood stain applications. See More
JONCRYL 9522 Novel 1K acrylic dispersion to prevent knot bleeding in stained or pigmented coating systems. See More
JONCRYL 9530-A Waterborne acrylic binder for high-end wood applications See More
JONCRYL U 4500 Polyurethane Dispersion for High-End Wood Applications See More

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