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Innovations Beyond Paint – We dare to explore

In our “Beyond Paint” unit, we look beyond paint to find new coating technologies. We enable new product applications that meet the needs of our customers in a variety of emerging industries. We focus our activities on two technology clusters:


Functional Films        Functional Coatings

“Being more sustainable, more flexible. Novel products require new functions which can be achieved by new coating concepts only. Our customers expect us to provide such solutions in order to make their products better. And we can do so.”
Jörg Lenz

Jörg Lenz

Head of New Business Development

With our innovative technologies, we create solutions which…

  • create value for our customers – technically, economically and environmentally
  • are more than just the next generation of a product
  • shape the future, supporting new markets and addressing megatrends

Functional Films

In Functional Films, we develop new coating technologies which are used to deposit functional layers in a continuous process.

With these techniques, we are able to add new functions to surfaces. Novel nano- or micro-structured surfaces (known as sharkskin technology) can be used in aviation or wind energy sector to reduce drag, or for light control in optical applications. Other films can be used as a lightweight and flexible alternative to glass as a gas barrier.


Functional Coatings

In Functional Coatings, we build on BASF Coatings’ formulation competence and concentrate on new functions and substrates for coatings, like elastic substrates or optic applications. We provide our customers with products that address key requirements like protection, high design flexibility or appealing touch.

NovaCoat-P is a highly elastic soft touch coating with unique haptic and mechanical properties.
NovaCoat-P is a highly elastic soft touch coating with unique haptic and mechanical properties.

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