BASF Coatings forms
strategic alliance with Atotech
BASF has formed a strategic alliance with Atotech, a manufacturer of chemistry and equipment for general metal finishing and printed circuit board production.
Specifically, BASF will leverage Atotech’s bio-chemical detackification technology, chemicals in the water curtain that treat overspray paint during the painting process of automobile manufacture. Once these detackification chemicals come in contact with paint overspray, it causes the paint to coagulate.
The Atotech system is designed to treat solvent and or waterborne paint with little or no equipment modifications. This process reduces sludge, stabilizes chemical oxygen demand (COD) and water parameters, requires less maintenance, reduces equipment cleaning, improves water conservation, and virtually eliminates odors in the process.