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BASF receives award for XSpark automotive effect coating

  • XSpark automotive effect coating recognized
  • Coating creates distinctive sparkle, depending on how the light hits it
  • Second award within the XColors product range

BASF’s Coatings division has received the Materialica Design + Technology Silver Award 2014 in the “Surface & Technology” category for its XSpark automotive coating. The distinction was awarded during the 17th International Trade Fair for Materials Applications, Surface Technology, and Product Engineering (Materialica) which took place from October 21 to 23, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The award is one of the most important internationally recognized distinctions for innovations in the area of material development and application. The award recognizes product and technology developments from all sectors that apply engineering and design competence equally.

Targeted interaction of color and effect

The XSpark effect coating is part of the XColors product range. It includes colors that feature remarkable special effects or exceptional color depth while being highly suitable for line production. A special feature of XSpark: the coating contains very fine glass particles that reflect the light. Depending on how the light hits them, a distinctive sparkle is created that makes the finish look exceptionally luxurious and elegant. The product is aimed at manufacturers of premium vehicles and their customers. BASF also won the Materialica Design + Technology Award 2011 for the XFine metallic effect coating, which belongs to the same product range.

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