BASF Corp.’s architectural coatings raw materials business unit has introduced Acronal Optive 130 for use in exterior and interior architectural coatings in zero- and low-VOC formulations. One polymer, flat, low-sheen and semi-gloss paints can now be formulated between zero and 150 g/l VOC without sacrificing performance and at a lower formulated cost, according to the company. For semi-gloss paint, it delivers a high level of block resistance, gloss and wet adhesion in zero to 150 g/l VOC formulations. In flat paint, Acronal Optive 130 exhibits excellent low temperature touch-up, high scrub resistance and superb thickener efficiency in zero to 50 g/l VOC formulations. More info: BASF, (704) 423-2351 • E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • Web: www.basf.com/dispersions.