BASF puts finishing touches on ES8

By CRM Staff
Toronto, Ontario – July 16 2018 — Using its coating solutions BASF has helped create an unforgettable look and unparalleled performance for the ES8. 
The high performance electric sport utility vehicle from NIO, a multinational electric vehicle manufacturer based in China, uses BASF’s coating solutions for the surface pre-treatment and all coating layers. 
“Visually, the coating creates the first impression of a vehicle – it is the essence of a vehicle’s intrinsic style. But at the same time, the coating must protect and enhance the vehicle’s performance. Coatings for electric vehicles require unique expertise in both of these aspects, and BASF can offer solutions to meet the expectations for a new automotive generation,” said Nils Lessmann, Vice President and General Manager of BASF Shanghai Coatings Co., Ltd.
Included are BASF’s waterborne coating technologies, in addition to Oxsilan from BASF’s Chemetall brand, an advanced thin-filmed technology for metal protection and waterborne coatings.
“As a strategic partner, we collaborated with the NIO design team based in Germany throughout the design and development process for the ES8, as well as during production development in China,” said Lessmann. “Our global key account team structure enabled design support directly via BASF’s Automotive Color Design team in Münster, Germany, followed by the transfer of this jointly developed approach to the local team in China for localization.”
For more information visit basf.com

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