Simple and Sustainable: Simplicity Car Care wins BASF Canada Sustainability Customer Award

Toronto, Ontario — The orange banner has earned some green cred, as Simplicity Car Care announced Wednesday that it has been honoured with BASF’s Canada Sustainability Customer Award. The award, first introduced in 2020, “recognizes customers who are demonstrating leadership in building a sustainable future, and particularly those who are doing so through innovation and […]

Painter Rendezvous: International R-M Best Painter Contest set for late June

Clermont-de-l’Oise, France — Some of the world’s top automotive painters will descend on Clermont-de-l’Oise, France in late June to sort out who will take the top prize at the thirteenth International R-M Best Painter Contest Final. The competition will see ten national finalists square off at the R-M Refinish Competence Center in France from June […]

Captains of Coatings: BASF earns supplier award from GM for new clearcoat formula

Toronto, Ontario — BASF’s coatings division has been recognized by General Motors as one of this year’s Overdrive Award winners at the 30th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony in Phoenix, Ariz. As one of 31 companies to be honoured with the award, BASF was shown to demonstrate notable achievement in the areas of […]

Tuesday Ticker: March 8, 2022

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— In this weekly Tuesday Ticker, two major automotive players announce plans to move into Quebec with a focus on electric vehicle materials.  BASF and the ‘first pillar’ In a move that could prove significant for Canada’s placement in the electric vehicle battery market, BASF has announced plans for the company’s “first pillar” […]

Pride in Paints: CPCA announces 2022 award recipients

Ottawa, Ontario – the Canadian Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA) has announced the following awards, recognizing innovation in the Canadian coatings industry. The Roy Kennedy Award is awarded to individuals who demonstrate outstanding contributions to the CPCA.  Only one is awarded each year. This year it was award to Terry Sutherland of PPG Canada. “Terry […]


BASF releases 2021-2022 Automotive Colour Trends Collection Story by MAX REID Societal change marked the theme for Asia Pacific’s BASF-dictated colour trends this year. Mobius, Asia Pacific’s key colour for 2022, offers a deep silver-blue hue designed to evoke innovation and “higher levels of understand in our diverse world,” said BASF. China’s key colour—Knowing Ignorance—appears […]

Hot Swatches: BASF releases 2021-2022 Automotive Colour Trends collection

Toronto, Ontario — Dust off your berets and furrow your brows—the BASF 2021-2022 Automotive Colour Trends collection is here. The design experts at BASF’s Coatings division have delivered this year’s offering of colour commentary with the theme of SUPERPOSITION; what the company considers the “state where the limitation of binary systems is overcome,” according to […]

Super Sustainability: BASF Canada recognized for its sustainability leadership under CN EcoConnexions Partnership Program

Mississauga, Ontario – BASF has been recognized by CN, a transportation industry leader and trade-enabler, for its sustainability practices in Canada.  The CN EcoConnexions Partnership Program celebrates CN’s customers and supply chain partners who are committed to reducing their environmental footprint and being part of the climate solution, building a more sustainable future. “We are […]

Big Picture: BASF CEO Martin Brudermuller says semiconductor shortage could have greater implications than imagined

Ludwigshafen, Germany — The impact of the global semiconductor chip shortage could be greater than expected, BASF CEO Martin Brudermuller said Wednesday, warning that shortages could also have an impact on chemicals players in the automotive aftermarket. With slower supply times from manufacturers, BASF reduced its estimate for cars produced in its second-quarter earnings call […]