BASF has launched a new, low volatile organic compound (VOC), fast-dry solvent-borne basecoat system, the ONYX HD Low VOC Productive System, in the U.S. and Canadian markets. This new system produces low VOC basecoats that are either waterborne or solventborne – the only system currently on the market that provides these options, according to the company. The system offers similar benefits and performance to national rule solvent-borne basecoat systems, and meets all VOC regulations across North America.
The product is easy to spray, offers enhanced de-nibbing, and dries quickly under common humidity and temperature conditions compared to other systems, according to the company. Several collision repair centers have tested the new system, and reported significant decreases in drying times leading to more repairs in less time, which can result in increased profits.