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    [title] => Chemetall Completes Langelsheim, Germany Production Site Expansion
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    [summary] => To cover the increasing requirements of the market, the production of Naftoseal aircraft sealants was also expanded.
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    [body] => The Surface Treatment global business unit of BASF’s Coatings division, operating under the Chemetall brand, inaugurated a new laboratory and office building in Langelsheim, Germany. This completes the expansion of the production site in Lower Saxony which focuses on the development and production of aerospace technologies.

To cover the increasing requirements of the market, the production of Naftoseal aircraft sealants was also expanded.

"We are positioning Chemetall with the capacity expansion for the future," said Christophe Cazabeau, senior VP of Surface Treatment. "The demand for our aerospace technologies is high and continues to increase."

The project is the brand’s largest single investment in the former Hans-Heinrich-Hütte.

The 180 on-site employees support the production of aircraft sealing compounds, anti-corrosive agents, cleaning products and other chemicals for surface treatment. The manufactured and supplied Naftoseal aircraft sealants are internationally accredited through NADCAP (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program), the global aerospace industry cooperation program for controlling and reviewing compliance in terms of quality control. [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2019-11-13 08:11:00 [updated_at] => 2019-11-13 08:17:00 [last_updated_author] => 228513 [uploaded_by] => 228513 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["321390","317339","317786","315025","317314","316312","316874","317573","324015","318940"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-11-13 08:11:49 [contentType] => ContentType Object ( [className] => ContentType [content] => Array ( ) [taxonomy] => Array ( ) [listURL] => [logoUrl] => https: [id] => 2487 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => content_types [tag] => breaking_news [short_tag] => breaking_news [class_name] => [display_view] => [list_view] => [slug] => breaking-news [box_view] => [ignore_flag] => 0 [image_id] => 0 [layout_id] => 0 [formattedTag] => Breaking News ) [viewURL] => /contents/view_breaking-news/2019-11-13/chemetall-completes-langelsheim-germany-production-site-expansion/ [relatedArticles] => Array ( [0] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 315025 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2487 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => 2019-07-01 [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 189268 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => 189268 [banner_image] => 0 [title] => BASF Named a General Motors Supplier of the Year for 14th Time [short_title] => [summary] => [slug] => basf-named-a-general-motors-supplier-of-the-year-for-14th-time [body] =>
BASF was named a 2018 General Motors Supplier of the Year for the 14th time since 2002. The award is presented to suppliers who distinguish themselves by meeting performance metrics for quality, execution, innovation, and total enterprise cost.
 
“We hold our suppliers to a high bar,” said Steve Kiefer, GM SVP, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “They went above and beyond to deliver the innovations and quality that will help us earn customers for life.”
 
Award winners represent companies who provide products and services to General Motors in the areas of vehicle components, supply chain and logistics, customer care and aftersales, and indirect services.
 
With its broad array of color solutions, modern paint processes, engineering plastics advancements and polyurethane technologies, BASF helps GM improve productivity and environmental performance. 
 
“This award is a result of strong customer focus from the whole organization. Our business relationship with GM is centered around innovation, performance and continuously enhancing the customer experience,” said Dirk Bremm, president, BASF’s Coatings division.  
 
Bremm accepted the award on behalf of BASF at the 27th annual awards ceremony at General Motors Global Headquarters in Detroit, Mich., on May 15.





Pictured: Anirvan Coomer (executive director Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, GM), Sean McKeon (VP, OEM Coatings, BASF), Dirk Bremm (president, BASF’s Coatings division) and Greg Warden (executive director and global functional leader - Body Engineering, GM) at the GM Supplier of the Year award ceremony/Courtesy BASF 
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BASF announced the following changes in its management team:
 
Raimar Jahn, 61, president, Performance Materials, BASF Belgium Coordination Center Comm. V., Waterloo, will retire effective Aug. 31, 2019;
 
Martin Jung, 50, SVP, Surface Treatment, Chemetall GmbH, Frankfurt, will join Performance Materials on Aug. 1, 2019, and will, as president, succeed Jahn effective Sept. 1, 2019.

JungJung/Courtesy BASF
 
Christophe Cazabeau, 49, VP, Senior Project Integration Engineering Plastics, BASF Polyurethanes GmbH, Lemförde, will, as SVP, succeed Jung effective Aug. 1, 2019.
 
Ramkumar Dhruva, 51, president, South & East Asia, ASEAN & ANZ, BASF East Asia RHQ Ltd., Hong Kong, will assume responsibility for the Division Monomers, BASF Belgium Coordination Center Comm. V., Waterloo, effective July 1, 2019. The current head, Kenneth T. Lane, 51, has decided to leave the company.

Dhruva/Courtesy BASF
 
Carola Richter, 46, SVP Economic Evaluations, will, as president, succeed Dhruva effective July 1, 2019.

Richter/Courtesy BASF
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A team of students from the Lingen Wirtschaft vocational school was awarded the prize in chemistry in the 2019 “Jugend gründet” (Youth Startups) competition for a sustainable business idea. 
 
The winners, Lea Großmann, Felix Ströer, Christin Stover, Anneliese Bangert and Bennet Elfert, can look forward to a trip to one of ALTANA’s largest research and production sites, in Wallingford, Connecticut, where the students will gain exclusive insights into the work processes of ALTANA’s BYK division.
 
The prospective entrepreneurs entered the competition as a team called “Grün und Clever GmbH.” Their business idea is a perfected mini biogas system for the restaurant trade which produces electricity and heat. Moreover, the organic waste can be disposed of. 
 
With the innovation, they want to promote ecological thinking in society and ensure that with sustainability everyone can contribute to a better future. 
 
“We can’t change the world today, but we can start today: Green and clever!” the students from Lingen in Lower Saxony explained to the “Jugend gründet” jury. 
 
During the competition, the students were supervised by their teacher Mariska Knappert, who will fly to the U.S. with them.
 
ALTANA’s special prize in chemistry was presented for the fifth time in a row. It honors an innovative business idea within the framework of the “Jugend gründet” competition in order to heighten young people’s awareness of the fascinating field of chemistry research. 
 
“This year, we were particularly convinced by the winning team’s consistent focus on the sustainability of the business idea,” said Dr. Anette Brüne, head of marketing & sales services of the ALTANA subsidiary BYK-Chemie GmbH, in her speech during the award ceremony. “The students from Lingen showed once again that innovative solutions in the field of chemistry can make an important contribution to climate protection and at the same time be economically successful.”
 
The team from Lingen that won the prize was the only group from Lower Saxony to be invited to the nationwide final in 2019. The 10 best teams of the competition year, consisting of 37 students from the federal states of Berlin, Hesse, Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, and Rhineland-Palatinate, had the task of designing a tradeshow booth and convincing the jury members of their business ideas. The winning teams from Berlin and Oppenheim can look forward to a guided tour in Silicon Valley.
 
After the tradeshow for future startups, the “Jugend gründet” finalists and special prize winners listened to lectures by Lukas Gärtner and Lisa Wuhrer on the topics of e-mobility and car connectivity. On the Tuesday after the award ceremony, they are invited to tour the Porsche Training Center with Learning Factory 4.0 and Digital Printing, followed by a visit to the Wizemann Coworking Space with talks about startups. 
 
In the 2018-2019 “Jugend gründet” competition year, a total of 739 business plans were submitted and evaluated individually by the jury. 
 
Around 4,000 participants were registered at the end of the competition year. “Jugend gründet” has been sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research since 2003 and is on the list of student competitions recommended by the Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs. The Pforzheim-based Steinbeis Innovation Center is responsible for the development and implementation of the competition.
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Under the title ACT/9, the designers of BASF’s Coatings division present their ninth global color collection. 
 
The designers translated their trend observations into new color schemes for automotive surfaces. The title of the collection indicates the duct of the key findings: It’s time to act and open up. ACT/9 captures the impulse
of making the first steps for a real change.
 
The designers led their research for the trend colors in various contexts clustering their observations into three trend worlds. Each of these summarizes several observations and are grouped under two keywords.
 
Identity & Individuality
Especially young people do not commit to conventional life goals of financial success and a well-established position in social life. They question concepts of gender or status through new products and styles. There is a big shift in the way we shape our biographies, consume and communicate. 
 
The increasing demand for individualization copes with the mass market requirements through digitalization. Products will be increasingly intelligent and adapt to personal requirements. Especially the trend of shared services and non-ownership drives an individualization oscillating between the idea of bespoke and mass-market availability. Bright silvers with silky texture effects take up these new ideas in various color shades. This is complemented by an extensive range of red shades and pastels and goldish metals which play a major role in this context.
 
Society & Interaction
Observations on societal change point to a new group of game changers. These highly connected digital natives use their network and skills to overcome the pain points of oversaturated markets with daring concepts of services and products. The public acknowledgment of even small initiative through digital media supports this commitment for change. An engaging approach to sustainability involves new stakeholders and consumers. Upcycling and recycling evolve as key drivers for urban housing. The color palette in this societal context offers energetic blue shades to illustrate the vigorous commitment but also outstanding color positions like violet and brilliant orange shades.
 
Progress & Innovation
The trends around progress and innovation mirror that the fascination for technological progress shifts to the awareness of original human needs and capabilities. Intelligent devices already have a major impact on car driving today and its’ influence will rise in the future: self-breaking cars or automated parking are just a few of many examples. With the unmanageable complexity of digitalization in people’s lives, they concentrate on the intuitive and pure human ability to influence the direction of progress. Colors with sophisticated effects add a warm sphere to exceptional color direction. Pastels with soft textures emphasize the sensual quality creating a new experience of surface. Off-tone yellows or complex goldish metals will shape the face technology.
 
Reputation of Cars Will Change
The automotive industry is on the way to define how this new driving experience will look like by transferring visionary innovations into solutions which are applicable in everyday traffic situations. Future mobility concepts will lead to a change of the car as a product as well as its perception in society. Getting into a car in the near future will be a whole different driving experience.

In the framework of the global color collection, the designers identified key color directions for the regions of Asia Pacific, EMEA and North America. These key colors represent the driving impulses for automotive color and surface: outstanding color positions designed in EMEA refer to the radical commitment to change, a complex new metallic designed in North America with a reference to a mind and body duality in post-digital era and a shining bright bright metal designed in Asia Pacific which mirrors a positive and open-minded attitude of young consumers ideas of lifestyle.
 
The name says it: ACT/9, the title of the Automotive Color Trends 2019-20, describes the new spirit of individuals who are willing to make an impact. This is reflected by a collection of innovative colors which consider the global and the regional specific trend drivers for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), North America (NA) and Asia Pacific (AP).
 
Ingenuity at Multiple Horizons
Attitudes centered on positive impact open new avenues for product introductions. Buyers no longer are content with merely accepting new technologies but focus on becoming involved in the early stages of development, forming and shaping it so as to
eke out the most it can offer. This arises from a much better informed and demanding consumer base, ready to adapt and conflate ideas and trends into objects that balance utility and sleekness. This combination leads to the design of coatings that meet these high expectations.

Colors for the region, therefore, branch out into spaces that follow these unique demands. Solid colors are introduced, for example, that blend elegance and simplicity yet appear futuristic. Pastel shades of teal and blue underscore a sense of optimism and trust, whereas more saturated green and blues appeal to the more traditional and iconic color spaces for automotive. Metallic shades have been softened for texture, with chromatic and achromatic colors appearing fine and smooth, sometimes punctuated by a curtain of glittering effects.
 
The need to be connected and seen means that the visual experiences remain at the forefront of consumer desires. Designs sought to capture this intent in the use of playful interactions of color. Innovative color spaces, therefore, were formulated to have an interplay of hues that change depend- ing from which angle a color is viewed.The requirement for intelligent products heightens the need for capturing these trends in colors. In North America, a shift towards smoother metallics, colors that display distinctive coloristic flip- flop, and elegant and functional solid colors all point the way to novel developments that help shape the next generation of color.
 
Beyond the Stereotypes
In the region of Asia Pacific the examination of cultural roots and diversity teams up with the global impulse of an active mindset of real change. It drives the societal confidence to speak up and break up against conventions of gender or social origin. Especially young consumers take up the global spirit of individuality through multi-facetted biographies and do not commit to one address, one job or role anymore.
 
They enjoy a genderless notion of beauty just as well as a “non-gender-branded” access to activities like boxing or motorcycling. People take on a focused notion of the self and celebrate moments of “being yourself”. These individualistic ideas will affect the automotive landscape in Asia Pacific.
 
Design concepts, therefore, dare to go beyond stereotype colors and surfaces and fan out an unusual color palette with clearly “voiced” shades. Fresh whitish silvers and intense red color spaces underline this development.
In the fast-paced Asian society the search for harmonization leads people to the treasury of traditional philosophy and aesthetics. The respect for local heritage molds a new notion of quality and pureness which entails a palette of balanced shades ranging from beige to light blue.
 
The focus on human needs also supports a positive technology-friendly attitude. Where functionality and efficiency used to be the drivers for progress, emotional and sensual qualities now feed the innovation pipeline with ideas that stir up the image of technology. The new shape of development lines up bright floating colors such as silky neutral metallics but also dark, raw and vital colors such as coarse gray metallic or sensual purple.
 
Sustainability is a major influencer in Asian urban areas. City planning and housing explore 3D printing technologies, upcycling and recycling concept to reduce waste production and CO2 emissions. The approaches also gain importance for automotive coatings as future mobility concepts will be tailored for consumers who want to influence the use of material and production.
 
New Individualities Blur Boundaries
The driving impulses for the region EMEA point to profound changes in societal conventions and the occurrence of new target groups. Hence, societies are characterized by a variety of different value systems that cannot be pressed into a standardized concept.
The notion of gender is also affected, as well as the concepts of luxury and status. Therefore, individuality continues its increasing importance for design concepts, which will shape the future of the automotive landscape. The color trends in Europe challenge every- day standards through complex metallics in the bronze and beige color space.
 
Social media influence the definition of new value systems and play an important role for a unique reinvention of European luxury brands, questioning their ‘overcome image’. It needs to be adapted to new demands and new target groups who prefer (a) multi-optional lifestyle(s) to predefined product landscapes.
 
These new, powerful target groups desire new color spaces that have not been popular until now. Consequently, unique color positions like violet metallic can become more common.
 
A counter-movement to the multi-optional lifestyle which explores striking and iconic impulses on human perception in various urban context – such as architecture or interior design. In hectically and rapidly changing times, the concept of quietness and calmness becomes indispensable. Therefore, the trend color palette tries to create a connection to a deeply rooted, emotional level through depth and intensity in sparkle.
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www.basf-coatings.com

PUBLIC COMPANY; YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1865

REVENUE: $4.3 billion t (2017: $4.6 billion)

MARKETS SERVED
Automotive OEM; Automotive refinish; Commercial vehicles; Industrial coatings

KEY EXECUTIVES:
Dirk Bremm, president BASF Group`s Coatings division; Thomas Kloster, Automotive OEM Coatings Solutions Europe; Katja Scharpwinkel, Automotive Refinish Coatings Solutions Europe; Chris Toomey, Coatings Solutions North America; Marcos Allemann, business management Decorative Paints Solutions South America; Patrick Zhao, Coatings Solutions Asia Pacific; and Martin Jung, Surface Treatment.

BASF Coatings is a division of BASF SE. BASF’s Coatings division is a global expert in the development, production and marketing of innovative and sustainable automotive OEM and refinish coatings, decorative paints as well as applied surface treatments for metal, plastic and glass substrates in a wide range of industries. BASF shares skills, knowledge and resources of interdisciplinary and global teams for the benefit of customers by operating a collaborative network of sites in Europe, North America, South America and Asia Pacific. In 2018, the Coatings division achieved global sales of about €3.86 billion. Europe represents 38 percent of total sales, Asia Pacific 26 percent, North America 22 percent and South America, Africa and the Middle East 14 percent.

With AUROOM, BASF’s Coatings division introduced a digital platform which enables OEM designers to access a database of photo-realistic virtual car colors. BASF’s virtual colors capture all facets of automotive coatings including lightness flop, color flop and sparkling. By mapping these colors on car models, OEM designers can virtually paint every color proposal and gain realistic impressions of colors and effects on a complete car already in an early design phase. AUROOM will be a valuable tool for OEM designers to speed up and perfect the overall color design process as they are no longer solely dependent on physical samples that need to be painted and shipped. In the startup phase, BASF’s virtual color solution will first be introduced to OEMs in EMEA.

BASF is enhancing its regional innovation capabilities with new facilities at the Innovation Campus Shanghai, to further strengthen collaboration with the automotive industry and to offer new process catalysts to the chemical industry. With an investment of approximately €34 million, the new 5,000-square-meter facilities include the Automotive Application Center and the Process Catalysis Research & Development (R&D) Center.

At the inauguration, the company also presented a range of locally-developed innovations which support customers in industries like automotive, construction and consumer goods, and which address important market trends to reduce emissions, increase energy efficiency and enhance performance. BASF launched an innovative waterborne coating system on the same occasion.

“China’s most important growth industries can benefit enormously from innovations in chemistry. Thanks to continuous investment in research and development over the past several years, we are able to support our customers in China and the entire Asia Pacific region as they strive to improve consumers’ quality of life, address challenges of rapid development and meet their sustainability goals,” said Dr. Stephan Kothrade, president Functions Asia Pacific, president and chairman Greater China, BASF.

Equipped with a spray booth for electrostatic applications, a physical testing lab and a 3D robot, the BASF Automotive Application Center, Asia Pacific is designed to enable customer-oriented R&D activities. The 3D robot can simulate nearly any situation on a paint line, anywhere in the world; enabling the new center to optimize application processes and products. It can apply the automotive coatings not only on horizontal and vertical surfaces, but also on three-dimensional objects such as car doors and bumpers. The robot allows BASF to develop new products for customers in the automotive industry. It provides design solutions for automotive products as well as potential new trends and developments in the automotive coatings industry. The expanded capacities also feature laboratories for sustainable painting applications.

Located at the same premises, the new Process Catalysis R&D Center will focus on the development of new process catalysts to meet the specific needs of BASF customers in Asia Pacific.

The center hosts highly specialized testing units for evaluating solid catalyst performance, and state-of-the-art facilities for solids processing. Scientists will develop new catalytic materials for both new and existing process catalysis applications. Solid processes such as solid formation, separation, formulation, thin film coating, drying and solid handling will be designed and optimized at the facility. The new R&D center will also scale up tailor-made process catalysts and adsorbents for the regional catalyst market, adding additional value through close cooperation and proximity to BASF’s customers and partners in Asia Pacific. It will complement BASF’s world-scale process catalyst manufacturing site, located in Caojing, Shanghai.

Solutions address sustainability challenges

For the first time, BASF presented a range of innovations developed locally at the Innovation Campus Shanghai. From new polymer dispersions to sustainable paints, BASF helps drive innovations that support sustainability and enhance quality of life.

• ColorEco is a novel waterborne Monocoat and waterborne integrated paint system. The solution is first applied on light commercial vehicles from JAC, a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer based in Anhui Province, China. It helps automotive manufacturers meet strict regulations for emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), especially in the light commercial vehicle and compact multi- purpose vehicle segments. The conventional system requires four coating layers. With the Integrated Process 2 for metallic colors, the first layer primer is integrated into the basecoat with better functionality. With Monocoat, it is even possible to integrate three steps into one – saving time, energy, and materials.

A new polymer dispersion Styrofan PLUS 7552 has been developed enhancing the performance of waterproofing membranes that are used in harsh or wet areas such as kitchens, bathrooms and swimming pools. The mechanical strength and resistance to detergents have been improved, to enable a longer service life. Styrofan PLUS 7552 also has an environmentally friendly profile: it is APEO Free and offers lower emissions.

BASF’s global supercomputer, “Quriosity”, has enabled new customized color care formulations in laundry applications. New detergent formulations are designed by Quriosity at an accelerated pace. Customized formulations reduce problems with color bleeding and dye transfer, meeting requirements of the next product generation for convenience-driven customers.

• Innovative engine covers offer quiet and comfort for vehicles. Polyurethane (PU) integral foam solutions with an open cell structure offer unique performance as they are light-weight, with excellent sound insulation and flame resistance. Elastofoam PU solutions helps to make vehicles quieter and provide riders with a better experience inside the cabin.

Key Happenings in 2019
•  BASF named a General Motors Supplier of the Year for 13th time
•  BASF’s coatings solutions help NIO shape new generation of smart electric cars in China
•  BASF invests in a state-of-the-art surface treatment site for its Chemetall brand in Pinghu, China
•  BASF opens modular lab for automotive OEM coatings at its Münster site
•  BASF introduces AUROOM, a platform for the digital visualization of automotive exterior colors
•  Ten years of the Color Design Studio at BASF’s Münster site: Creative center for automotive colors of the future celebrates anniversary
•  BASF and TGPM set new industry benchmark with premium Automotive Refinish Competence Center in Foshan, China
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BASF was named a 2018 General Motors Supplier of the Year for the 14th time since 2002. The award is presented to suppliers who distinguish themselves by meeting performance metrics for quality, execution, innovation, and total enterprise cost.
 
“We hold our suppliers to a high bar,” said Steve Kiefer, GM SVP, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “They went above and beyond to deliver the innovations and quality that will help us earn customers for life.”
 
Award winners represent companies who provide products and services to General Motors in the areas of vehicle components, supply chain and logistics, customer care and aftersales, and indirect services.
 
With its broad array of color solutions, modern paint processes, engineering plastics advancements and polyurethane technologies, BASF helps GM improve productivity and environmental performance. 
 
“This award is a result of strong customer focus from the whole organization. Our business relationship with GM is centered around innovation, performance and continuously enhancing the customer experience,” said Dirk Bremm, president, BASF’s Coatings division.  
 
Bremm accepted the award on behalf of BASF at the 27th annual awards ceremony at General Motors Global Headquarters in Detroit, Mich., on May 15.





Pictured: Anirvan Coomer (executive director Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, GM), Sean McKeon (VP, OEM Coatings, BASF), Dirk Bremm (president, BASF’s Coatings division) and Greg Warden (executive director and global functional leader - Body Engineering, GM) at the GM Supplier of the Year award ceremony/Courtesy BASF 
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BASF announced the following changes in its management team:
 
Raimar Jahn, 61, president, Performance Materials, BASF Belgium Coordination Center Comm. V., Waterloo, will retire effective Aug. 31, 2019;
 
Martin Jung, 50, SVP, Surface Treatment, Chemetall GmbH, Frankfurt, will join Performance Materials on Aug. 1, 2019, and will, as president, succeed Jahn effective Sept. 1, 2019.

JungJung/Courtesy BASF
 
Christophe Cazabeau, 49, VP, Senior Project Integration Engineering Plastics, BASF Polyurethanes GmbH, Lemförde, will, as SVP, succeed Jung effective Aug. 1, 2019.
 
Ramkumar Dhruva, 51, president, South & East Asia, ASEAN & ANZ, BASF East Asia RHQ Ltd., Hong Kong, will assume responsibility for the Division Monomers, BASF Belgium Coordination Center Comm. V., Waterloo, effective July 1, 2019. The current head, Kenneth T. Lane, 51, has decided to leave the company.

Dhruva/Courtesy BASF
 
Carola Richter, 46, SVP Economic Evaluations, will, as president, succeed Dhruva effective July 1, 2019.

Richter/Courtesy BASF
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A team of students from the Lingen Wirtschaft vocational school was awarded the prize in chemistry in the 2019 “Jugend gründet” (Youth Startups) competition for a sustainable business idea. 
 
The winners, Lea Großmann, Felix Ströer, Christin Stover, Anneliese Bangert and Bennet Elfert, can look forward to a trip to one of ALTANA’s largest research and production sites, in Wallingford, Connecticut, where the students will gain exclusive insights into the work processes of ALTANA’s BYK division.
 
The prospective entrepreneurs entered the competition as a team called “Grün und Clever GmbH.” Their business idea is a perfected mini biogas system for the restaurant trade which produces electricity and heat. Moreover, the organic waste can be disposed of. 
 
With the innovation, they want to promote ecological thinking in society and ensure that with sustainability everyone can contribute to a better future. 
 
“We can’t change the world today, but we can start today: Green and clever!” the students from Lingen in Lower Saxony explained to the “Jugend gründet” jury. 
 
During the competition, the students were supervised by their teacher Mariska Knappert, who will fly to the U.S. with them.
 
ALTANA’s special prize in chemistry was presented for the fifth time in a row. It honors an innovative business idea within the framework of the “Jugend gründet” competition in order to heighten young people’s awareness of the fascinating field of chemistry research. 
 
“This year, we were particularly convinced by the winning team’s consistent focus on the sustainability of the business idea,” said Dr. Anette Brüne, head of marketing & sales services of the ALTANA subsidiary BYK-Chemie GmbH, in her speech during the award ceremony. “The students from Lingen showed once again that innovative solutions in the field of chemistry can make an important contribution to climate protection and at the same time be economically successful.”
 
The team from Lingen that won the prize was the only group from Lower Saxony to be invited to the nationwide final in 2019. The 10 best teams of the competition year, consisting of 37 students from the federal states of Berlin, Hesse, Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia, and Rhineland-Palatinate, had the task of designing a tradeshow booth and convincing the jury members of their business ideas. The winning teams from Berlin and Oppenheim can look forward to a guided tour in Silicon Valley.
 
After the tradeshow for future startups, the “Jugend gründet” finalists and special prize winners listened to lectures by Lukas Gärtner and Lisa Wuhrer on the topics of e-mobility and car connectivity. On the Tuesday after the award ceremony, they are invited to tour the Porsche Training Center with Learning Factory 4.0 and Digital Printing, followed by a visit to the Wizemann Coworking Space with talks about startups. 
 
In the 2018-2019 “Jugend gründet” competition year, a total of 739 business plans were submitted and evaluated individually by the jury. 
 
Around 4,000 participants were registered at the end of the competition year. “Jugend gründet” has been sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research since 2003 and is on the list of student competitions recommended by the Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs. The Pforzheim-based Steinbeis Innovation Center is responsible for the development and implementation of the competition.
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Under the title ACT/9, the designers of BASF’s Coatings division present their ninth global color collection. 
 
The designers translated their trend observations into new color schemes for automotive surfaces. The title of the collection indicates the duct of the key findings: It’s time to act and open up. ACT/9 captures the impulse
of making the first steps for a real change.
 
The designers led their research for the trend colors in various contexts clustering their observations into three trend worlds. Each of these summarizes several observations and are grouped under two keywords.
 
Identity & Individuality
Especially young people do not commit to conventional life goals of financial success and a well-established position in social life. They question concepts of gender or status through new products and styles. There is a big shift in the way we shape our biographies, consume and communicate. 
 
The increasing demand for individualization copes with the mass market requirements through digitalization. Products will be increasingly intelligent and adapt to personal requirements. Especially the trend of shared services and non-ownership drives an individualization oscillating between the idea of bespoke and mass-market availability. Bright silvers with silky texture effects take up these new ideas in various color shades. This is complemented by an extensive range of red shades and pastels and goldish metals which play a major role in this context.
 
Society & Interaction
Observations on societal change point to a new group of game changers. These highly connected digital natives use their network and skills to overcome the pain points of oversaturated markets with daring concepts of services and products. The public acknowledgment of even small initiative through digital media supports this commitment for change. An engaging approach to sustainability involves new stakeholders and consumers. Upcycling and recycling evolve as key drivers for urban housing. The color palette in this societal context offers energetic blue shades to illustrate the vigorous commitment but also outstanding color positions like violet and brilliant orange shades.
 
Progress & Innovation
The trends around progress and innovation mirror that the fascination for technological progress shifts to the awareness of original human needs and capabilities. Intelligent devices already have a major impact on car driving today and its’ influence will rise in the future: self-breaking cars or automated parking are just a few of many examples. With the unmanageable complexity of digitalization in people’s lives, they concentrate on the intuitive and pure human ability to influence the direction of progress. Colors with sophisticated effects add a warm sphere to exceptional color direction. Pastels with soft textures emphasize the sensual quality creating a new experience of surface. Off-tone yellows or complex goldish metals will shape the face technology.
 
Reputation of Cars Will Change
The automotive industry is on the way to define how this new driving experience will look like by transferring visionary innovations into solutions which are applicable in everyday traffic situations. Future mobility concepts will lead to a change of the car as a product as well as its perception in society. Getting into a car in the near future will be a whole different driving experience.

In the framework of the global color collection, the designers identified key color directions for the regions of Asia Pacific, EMEA and North America. These key colors represent the driving impulses for automotive color and surface: outstanding color positions designed in EMEA refer to the radical commitment to change, a complex new metallic designed in North America with a reference to a mind and body duality in post-digital era and a shining bright bright metal designed in Asia Pacific which mirrors a positive and open-minded attitude of young consumers ideas of lifestyle.
 
The name says it: ACT/9, the title of the Automotive Color Trends 2019-20, describes the new spirit of individuals who are willing to make an impact. This is reflected by a collection of innovative colors which consider the global and the regional specific trend drivers for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), North America (NA) and Asia Pacific (AP).
 
Ingenuity at Multiple Horizons
Attitudes centered on positive impact open new avenues for product introductions. Buyers no longer are content with merely accepting new technologies but focus on becoming involved in the early stages of development, forming and shaping it so as to
eke out the most it can offer. This arises from a much better informed and demanding consumer base, ready to adapt and conflate ideas and trends into objects that balance utility and sleekness. This combination leads to the design of coatings that meet these high expectations.

Colors for the region, therefore, branch out into spaces that follow these unique demands. Solid colors are introduced, for example, that blend elegance and simplicity yet appear futuristic. Pastel shades of teal and blue underscore a sense of optimism and trust, whereas more saturated green and blues appeal to the more traditional and iconic color spaces for automotive. Metallic shades have been softened for texture, with chromatic and achromatic colors appearing fine and smooth, sometimes punctuated by a curtain of glittering effects.
 
The need to be connected and seen means that the visual experiences remain at the forefront of consumer desires. Designs sought to capture this intent in the use of playful interactions of color. Innovative color spaces, therefore, were formulated to have an interplay of hues that change depend- ing from which angle a color is viewed.The requirement for intelligent products heightens the need for capturing these trends in colors. In North America, a shift towards smoother metallics, colors that display distinctive coloristic flip- flop, and elegant and functional solid colors all point the way to novel developments that help shape the next generation of color.
 
Beyond the Stereotypes
In the region of Asia Pacific the examination of cultural roots and diversity teams up with the global impulse of an active mindset of real change. It drives the societal confidence to speak up and break up against conventions of gender or social origin. Especially young consumers take up the global spirit of individuality through multi-facetted biographies and do not commit to one address, one job or role anymore.
 
They enjoy a genderless notion of beauty just as well as a “non-gender-branded” access to activities like boxing or motorcycling. People take on a focused notion of the self and celebrate moments of “being yourself”. These individualistic ideas will affect the automotive landscape in Asia Pacific.
 
Design concepts, therefore, dare to go beyond stereotype colors and surfaces and fan out an unusual color palette with clearly “voiced” shades. Fresh whitish silvers and intense red color spaces underline this development.
In the fast-paced Asian society the search for harmonization leads people to the treasury of traditional philosophy and aesthetics. The respect for local heritage molds a new notion of quality and pureness which entails a palette of balanced shades ranging from beige to light blue.
 
The focus on human needs also supports a positive technology-friendly attitude. Where functionality and efficiency used to be the drivers for progress, emotional and sensual qualities now feed the innovation pipeline with ideas that stir up the image of technology. The new shape of development lines up bright floating colors such as silky neutral metallics but also dark, raw and vital colors such as coarse gray metallic or sensual purple.
 
Sustainability is a major influencer in Asian urban areas. City planning and housing explore 3D printing technologies, upcycling and recycling concept to reduce waste production and CO2 emissions. The approaches also gain importance for automotive coatings as future mobility concepts will be tailored for consumers who want to influence the use of material and production.
 
New Individualities Blur Boundaries
The driving impulses for the region EMEA point to profound changes in societal conventions and the occurrence of new target groups. Hence, societies are characterized by a variety of different value systems that cannot be pressed into a standardized concept.
The notion of gender is also affected, as well as the concepts of luxury and status. Therefore, individuality continues its increasing importance for design concepts, which will shape the future of the automotive landscape. The color trends in Europe challenge every- day standards through complex metallics in the bronze and beige color space.
 
Social media influence the definition of new value systems and play an important role for a unique reinvention of European luxury brands, questioning their ‘overcome image’. It needs to be adapted to new demands and new target groups who prefer (a) multi-optional lifestyle(s) to predefined product landscapes.
 
These new, powerful target groups desire new color spaces that have not been popular until now. Consequently, unique color positions like violet metallic can become more common.
 
A counter-movement to the multi-optional lifestyle which explores striking and iconic impulses on human perception in various urban context – such as architecture or interior design. In hectically and rapidly changing times, the concept of quietness and calmness becomes indispensable. Therefore, the trend color palette tries to create a connection to a deeply rooted, emotional level through depth and intensity in sparkle.
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www.basf-coatings.com

PUBLIC COMPANY; YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1865

REVENUE: $4.3 billion t (2017: $4.6 billion)

MARKETS SERVED
Automotive OEM; Automotive refinish; Commercial vehicles; Industrial coatings

KEY EXECUTIVES:
Dirk Bremm, president BASF Group`s Coatings division; Thomas Kloster, Automotive OEM Coatings Solutions Europe; Katja Scharpwinkel, Automotive Refinish Coatings Solutions Europe; Chris Toomey, Coatings Solutions North America; Marcos Allemann, business management Decorative Paints Solutions South America; Patrick Zhao, Coatings Solutions Asia Pacific; and Martin Jung, Surface Treatment.

BASF Coatings is a division of BASF SE. BASF’s Coatings division is a global expert in the development, production and marketing of innovative and sustainable automotive OEM and refinish coatings, decorative paints as well as applied surface treatments for metal, plastic and glass substrates in a wide range of industries. BASF shares skills, knowledge and resources of interdisciplinary and global teams for the benefit of customers by operating a collaborative network of sites in Europe, North America, South America and Asia Pacific. In 2018, the Coatings division achieved global sales of about €3.86 billion. Europe represents 38 percent of total sales, Asia Pacific 26 percent, North America 22 percent and South America, Africa and the Middle East 14 percent.

With AUROOM, BASF’s Coatings division introduced a digital platform which enables OEM designers to access a database of photo-realistic virtual car colors. BASF’s virtual colors capture all facets of automotive coatings including lightness flop, color flop and sparkling. By mapping these colors on car models, OEM designers can virtually paint every color proposal and gain realistic impressions of colors and effects on a complete car already in an early design phase. AUROOM will be a valuable tool for OEM designers to speed up and perfect the overall color design process as they are no longer solely dependent on physical samples that need to be painted and shipped. In the startup phase, BASF’s virtual color solution will first be introduced to OEMs in EMEA.

BASF is enhancing its regional innovation capabilities with new facilities at the Innovation Campus Shanghai, to further strengthen collaboration with the automotive industry and to offer new process catalysts to the chemical industry. With an investment of approximately €34 million, the new 5,000-square-meter facilities include the Automotive Application Center and the Process Catalysis Research & Development (R&D) Center.

At the inauguration, the company also presented a range of locally-developed innovations which support customers in industries like automotive, construction and consumer goods, and which address important market trends to reduce emissions, increase energy efficiency and enhance performance. BASF launched an innovative waterborne coating system on the same occasion.

“China’s most important growth industries can benefit enormously from innovations in chemistry. Thanks to continuous investment in research and development over the past several years, we are able to support our customers in China and the entire Asia Pacific region as they strive to improve consumers’ quality of life, address challenges of rapid development and meet their sustainability goals,” said Dr. Stephan Kothrade, president Functions Asia Pacific, president and chairman Greater China, BASF.

Equipped with a spray booth for electrostatic applications, a physical testing lab and a 3D robot, the BASF Automotive Application Center, Asia Pacific is designed to enable customer-oriented R&D activities. The 3D robot can simulate nearly any situation on a paint line, anywhere in the world; enabling the new center to optimize application processes and products. It can apply the automotive coatings not only on horizontal and vertical surfaces, but also on three-dimensional objects such as car doors and bumpers. The robot allows BASF to develop new products for customers in the automotive industry. It provides design solutions for automotive products as well as potential new trends and developments in the automotive coatings industry. The expanded capacities also feature laboratories for sustainable painting applications.

Located at the same premises, the new Process Catalysis R&D Center will focus on the development of new process catalysts to meet the specific needs of BASF customers in Asia Pacific.

The center hosts highly specialized testing units for evaluating solid catalyst performance, and state-of-the-art facilities for solids processing. Scientists will develop new catalytic materials for both new and existing process catalysis applications. Solid processes such as solid formation, separation, formulation, thin film coating, drying and solid handling will be designed and optimized at the facility. The new R&D center will also scale up tailor-made process catalysts and adsorbents for the regional catalyst market, adding additional value through close cooperation and proximity to BASF’s customers and partners in Asia Pacific. It will complement BASF’s world-scale process catalyst manufacturing site, located in Caojing, Shanghai.

Solutions address sustainability challenges

For the first time, BASF presented a range of innovations developed locally at the Innovation Campus Shanghai. From new polymer dispersions to sustainable paints, BASF helps drive innovations that support sustainability and enhance quality of life.

• ColorEco is a novel waterborne Monocoat and waterborne integrated paint system. The solution is first applied on light commercial vehicles from JAC, a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer based in Anhui Province, China. It helps automotive manufacturers meet strict regulations for emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), especially in the light commercial vehicle and compact multi- purpose vehicle segments. The conventional system requires four coating layers. With the Integrated Process 2 for metallic colors, the first layer primer is integrated into the basecoat with better functionality. With Monocoat, it is even possible to integrate three steps into one – saving time, energy, and materials.

A new polymer dispersion Styrofan PLUS 7552 has been developed enhancing the performance of waterproofing membranes that are used in harsh or wet areas such as kitchens, bathrooms and swimming pools. The mechanical strength and resistance to detergents have been improved, to enable a longer service life. Styrofan PLUS 7552 also has an environmentally friendly profile: it is APEO Free and offers lower emissions.

BASF’s global supercomputer, “Quriosity”, has enabled new customized color care formulations in laundry applications. New detergent formulations are designed by Quriosity at an accelerated pace. Customized formulations reduce problems with color bleeding and dye transfer, meeting requirements of the next product generation for convenience-driven customers.

• Innovative engine covers offer quiet and comfort for vehicles. Polyurethane (PU) integral foam solutions with an open cell structure offer unique performance as they are light-weight, with excellent sound insulation and flame resistance. Elastofoam PU solutions helps to make vehicles quieter and provide riders with a better experience inside the cabin.

Key Happenings in 2019
•  BASF named a General Motors Supplier of the Year for 13th time
•  BASF’s coatings solutions help NIO shape new generation of smart electric cars in China
•  BASF invests in a state-of-the-art surface treatment site for its Chemetall brand in Pinghu, China
•  BASF opens modular lab for automotive OEM coatings at its Münster site
•  BASF introduces AUROOM, a platform for the digital visualization of automotive exterior colors
•  Ten years of the Color Design Studio at BASF’s Münster site: Creative center for automotive colors of the future celebrates anniversary
•  BASF and TGPM set new industry benchmark with premium Automotive Refinish Competence Center in Foshan, China
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