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BASF Podcast: iGloss: Scratch-resistant clearcoat for cars

17.02.2010 - (idw) BASF SE

In this podcast you will learn how chemical innovations from BASF help to develop a new, extremely scratch-resistant clearcoat for cars. The new, extremely scratch-resistant clearcoat iGloss not only provides auto bodies with a brilliant and robust exterior, but also gives them even longer-lasting scratch resistance. To achieve this leap forward, the researchers modeled their work on nature, developing a "hybrid material" that combines the advantages of "hard" materials and "soft" substances. Over time, iGloss provides substantially better protection against micro-scratches.

BASF Corporate Communications started a regular bilingual Podcast service in April 2007 to report on BASF's innovations and research and development activities in an easy-to-understand, informative and entertaining way.

Listen to the audio reportage with Dr. Joachim Woltering (Head of the Clearcoat Competence Center at BASF Coatings in Münster), Dr. Matthijs Groenewolt (Lab Manager at BASF Research).

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BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics and performance products to agricultural products, fine chemicals as well as oil and gas. As a reliable partner BASF helps its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of more than 62 billion in 2008 and had approximately 97,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at

Contact for Podcast:
For the UK:
BASF plc
Chris Wilson
Corporate Communications
Phone: +44-161-488-5616
Fax: +44-161-488-4133

For the US:
BASF Corporation
Betsy Arnone
Corporate Communications
Phone: +1 973 245-7865
Fax: +1 973 245-6714

For Europe:
Julia Meder
Communications & Government Relations
Phone: +49 621 60-92439
Fax: +49 621 60-20384

Contact for iGloss related questions:
Richard Amberger
BASF Coatings AG
Marketing Europe Automotive OEM Coatings Solutions
Phone: +49 2501 14-3702
Weitere Informationen: - BASF Podcast service in English - BASF Podcast service in German - BASF Coatings AG - global Website
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