In Germany, BASF’s Coatings division launched new product lines in Europe for its Glasurit and R-M refinish paint brands that make automotive refinishing more sustainable. They are the world’s first refinish products manufactured according to the certified biomass balance approach, therefore contributing to reduce CO2 emissions.
For the biomass balance approach, parts of the fossil resources are replaced by renewable resources, such as bio-naphtha or biogas from organic waste or vegetable oils, already at the beginning of the production process. This share of biomass is mathematically allocated to the new product line for automotive refinish products according to a method certified by the German Technical Supervisory Association TÜV SÜD. By applying this calculative model, 100% of the fossil resources can be replaced with renewable resources.