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BASF launches UV-cured aerosol undercoat with true primer-filler capability

New Glasurit 185-10 provides speed, convenience, productivity for small paint repairs

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., August 4, 2004 – BASF has introduced an aerosol version of its UV-cured primer-filler named Glasurit 185-10 that gives auto body shops greater speed and convenience for small repairs, thus improving productivity.

The new Glasurit 185-10 UV-cured primer-filler is an aerosol version of the recently introduced Glasurit 151-70 UV-cured primer-filler that is especially formulated and packaged to let painters do small repairs and cut-throughs. It offers convenience, better control of film thickness and all the advantages of immediate UV-curing.

Both Glasurit UV-cured primer-fillers are one-component, ready-to-apply coatings that offer many advantages for refinish painters:

  • Two- to three-minute cure times for faster repair
  • Convenient and easy application
  • Instant full cure, for superior out-the-door durability and no dieback
  • Time-saving one-coat application for 171-50
  • Two-coat application for 185-10 in aerosol for better film control on cut-throughs
  • No need for mixing or reduction, and unlimited pot life
  • Fast build for time-saving one-coat application
  • Temperature-independent curing, for lower energy costs
  • Volatile Organic Compound (VOC)-compliance throughout the country

Unlike most other UV-cured coatings, Glasurit 151-70 and 185-10 can be used either as a primer or a filler. Both versions cure fully in two to three minutes under recommended UV-A lamps. Because Glasurit UV-cured primer-fillers fully cure in minutes, not hours, they deliver outstanding durability and chemical resistance immediately, with almost no chance of dieback during the curing process. Also, unlike other brands of UV-cured products, the Glasurit primer-fillers can be cured by natural sunlight - usually in five to 20 minutes, depending on the UV intensity of the sunlight.

"Body shops that perform a lot of spot and panel repairs will find that the speed and convenience of these new Glasurit primer-fillers offer tremendous value and can significantly enhance productivity, which translates into higher profitability," said Tony Dyach, Product Manager for BASF’s Glasurit product line.

BASF announces third quarter of 2004 Automotive Refinish training schedule

Advanced technical and OEM certification courses available in nine locations

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 17, 2004 – BASF’s Automotive Refinish business has issued its North American training schedule for the third quarter of 2004. Courses will be conducted at nine training facilities in the United States and Canada (with French-language courses in the Montreal facility).

The courses cover the latest and most advanced techniques for proper application and color adjustment of Glasurit® and R-M® paint systems. All of the U.S. facilities offer Glasurit and R-M programs that meet the mandatory requirements for General Motors and Ford certification.

Several of the sites also offer training in the use of the innovative Glasurit Small-Damage Repair System™, as well as the R-M Cycle Time Reduction Repair System. Environmental consideration and safety instruction are integral parts of all the classes.

For registration information, customers may contact the training centers directly, or call the BASF Customer Service Center at 1-800-825-3000 and select option #7.

* Courses identified with an asterisk are required for General Motors Certification #22041.00 and Ford Certification #71V01T0 and #71V02T0.

Atlanta Training Center
3077 Oakcliff Industrial St.
Doraville, Ga. 30340 (770) 451-0030
Sept. 7 * RFN101 R-M Certification Program
Sept. 10 * RFN102 R-M Color Adjustments Techniques
Baltimore Training Center
8255 Patuxent Range Rd., Suite B
Jessup, Md.  20794   (301) 725-7017
Sept. 14-16 * RFN101 R-M Certification Program
Sept. 17 * RFN102 R-M Color Adjustments Techniques
Hartford Training Center
105 J&K West Dudley Town Rd.
Bloomfield, Conn.  06002   (877) 706-4719
Sept. 14 * RFN102 R-M Color Adjustments Techniques
Sept. 15-16 RFN111 Introduction to Carizzma
Kansas City Training Center
4200 Main Street
Kansas City, Mo.  64111   (816) 960-0656
Sept. 14-16 * RFN201 22/55 Certification Program
Sept. 17 * RFN202 Glasurit Color Adjustments Techniques
Los Angeles Training Center  (All courses are VOC classes)
6700 8th St.
Buena Park, Calif.  90620   (714) 521-6112
Sept. 14-16 * RFN101 R-M Certification Program
Sept. 21-23 * RFN201 22/55 Certification Program
Montreal Training Center
162 Rue Barr
St. Laurent, Québec H4T 1Y4   (514) 340-3934
Sept. 8-9 RFN228F 90-Line Workshop (French)
Sept. 15-16 RFN100F R-M Productivity Techniques Workshop (French)
Toronto Training Center
10 Constellation Court
Toronto, Ontario  M9W 6N9   (416) 674-2242
Sept. 14-15 RFN101 R-M Certification Program
Vancouver Training Center
ICBC Training Center   (604) 820-1632
Sept. 9 RFN300 R-M Re-certification
Whitehouse Training Center
6125 Industrial Parkway
Whitehouse, Ohio  43571   (419) 877-4461
Sept. 13-15 *RFN101 R-M Certification Program
Sept. 16 *RFN102  R-M Color Adjustments Techniques
Sept. 21-22  RFN111 Introduction to Carizzma

Glasurit is a registered trademark of BASF Coatings AG. R-M and Limco are registered trademarks of BASF Corporation. Small Damage Repair System is a trademark of BASF Corporation. Helping Make Products Better is a trademark of BASF Corporation.

BASF’s ‘Organizational Structure’ workshop helps body shops succeed

Latest VisionPLUS® University offering is designed to boost staff productivity

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 20, 2004 –"Organizational Structure," a new workshop offered by BASF as part of its VisionPLUS University program, will help body shops improve their profitability through more effective management of their staff.

The one-day interactive workshop engages participants in a comprehensive evaluation of their whole business--from front office operations through the repair and refinish process to vehicle delivery--with the objective of dramatically improving staff productivity.

The "Organizational Structure" workshop is designed for collision repair facility managers, production managers and coordinators, damage writers, customer service representatives and lead technicians. Conducted by Bernie Blickenstaff, a highly respected collision industry consultant and President of Collision Management Services, Inc. of Reisterstown, Md., the workshop covers topics of interest to every body shop, large or small, including:

  • The five primary business functions of a collision repair operation
  • The roles and responsibilities of each function
  • Staffing to fit the size of the business
  • Alternative staffing models
  • Adding positions to the organization
  • Sales and customer service management
  • Production and parts management
  • Position responsibility descriptions

"At the end of this workshop, the participants will be able to plan and implement staffing and process solutions that can dramatically improve the productivity and profitability of their businesses," said Stanton Thornbury, VisionPLUS Program Manager, BASF Automotive Refinish. "And improving our customers’ bottom line is the objective of BASF’s VisionPLUS University."

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