Reading Rainbows: Expect more colour variety in North America, says BASF 2022 coatings report

Münster, Germany — White and black remain king across the world, but the rainbow of automotive colour broadens, according to BASF’s 2022 Color Report for Automotive OEM Coatings. According to Wednesday’s report, achromatic colours continue their dominance, largely due to their prevalence on non-commercial vehicles produced in 2022–in other words, fleet vehicles. White remains the […]

Got it Covered: BASF announces new e-coat research centre

Münster-Hiltrup, Germany –BASF has inaugurated a new research centre at its German headquarters, where the coatings company will investigate the use of e-coat to “simulate [its] customers’ processes and paint systems” to paint pre-treated original parts like doors, fenders and hoods. The electrophoretic or cathodic dip coat (e-coat) process protects the surfaces, edges and cavities […]


Jeff Pabst, Pfaff Autoworks; Gloria Mann, Media Matters; Mark Huisman, BASF Canada. Story and photos by ALLISON ROGERS BASF suppliers and stakeholders hit the green for annual golf tourney More than 250 golfers gathered at the Lionhead Golf Course and Country Club in August for the BASF Canada annual golf tournament, where industry stakeholders went […]

A Rep with Rhythm: BASF Western account rep inducted to country music hall of honour

Toronto, Ontario — Repair facilities in Western Canada may know him as the guy that gets them their paint, but Chad Melchert is also a drummer—and the drummer is finally getting their due. Melchert announced on LinkedIn this week that he has been inducted into the Canadian Country Music Association’s Hall of Honour. In addition […]

Dazzling Array: BASF unveils 2022/23 colour trends collection

Toronto, Ontario – BASF has announced 2022-2023’s Automotive Colour Trends – a collection of shades and hues designed to inspire automotive designers around the globe. According to the company’s newsletter, this year’s collection, titled ‘New Array’ refers to the thoughtful process of ordering values and responding to new needs, moving into new colour spaces with […]

Automotive Alchemy: BASF, Mercedes-Benz to use chemical recycling to repurpose scrap tires

Toronto, Ontario — Given that most cars come with at least four of them, many auto recycling facilities are overflowing with tires; as such, Mercedes-Benz is looking into ways to reconstitute and reintegrate end-of-life tires back into plastic components on the company’s new vehicles. The German automaker will utilize BASF’s chemical recycling process to combine […]

AutoSpot Rollout: BASF announces digital production tracking tool

Michigan, United States – Bodyshops can now manage production through AutoSpot, BASF’s new digital production management tool for technicians and managers to track every part of a repair moving through their shop in real-time. Launched in 2022, AutoSpot is a separate entity that works in any body shop regardless of paint line and shows the […]

Glasurit on the Green: BASF Canada hosts annual golf tournament in Brampton, Ont.

Brampton, Ontario — More than 250 golfers gathered at the Lionhead Golf Course and Country Club on Wednesday for the BASF Canada annual golf tournament, where industry stakeholders went head to head on the green for the first time since the pandemic. Attendees were also treated to a lineup of snazzily painted vehicles–with BASF and […]