The BMW Group is the primary carmaker to position its belief in additional sustainable automotive OEM coatings licensed in response to BASF’s biomass stability method. The BMW Group has chosen to make use of BASF Coatings’ CathoGuard 800 ReSource e-coat at its crops in Leipzig, Germany, and Rosslyn, South Africa, and the iGloss matt ReSource clearcoat all through Europe.
Utilizing these extra sustainable product variations for car coatings permits CO2 avoidance of round 40% per coating layer; it will scale back the quantity of CO2 emitted within the crops by greater than 15,000 metric tons by 2030.
“As the most important supplier of chemical merchandise to the automotive trade, we’re conscious of our duty to help our prospects with revolutionary, eco-efficient options. The biomass stability method permits us to make our coatings options much more sustainable whereas retaining the identical high quality. We’re delighted that the BMW Group has chosen to play a pioneering function within the automotive trade and that our merchandise play a key half in serving to it obtain its bold sustainability targets,” stated Dr Markus Kamieth, Member of the Board of Government Administrators of BASF SE.
“By decreasing our use of fossil uncooked supplies, we are able to preserve pure assets and decrease CO2 emissions on the identical time. To attain this, we’re more and more counting on sustainability improvements in our provider community,” stated Joachim Put up, member of the Board of Administration of BMW AG, accountable for Buying and Provider Community. “Progressive paints primarily based on renewable uncooked supplies are an necessary step on this path.”
The BMW Group produces a median of round 250,000 autos yearly at its crops in Leipzig and Rosslyn.
As a corrosion safety know-how with optimum safety of edges, the CathoGuard 800 e-coat helps automobiles retain their shine longer. Its biomass-balanced model, CathoGuard 800 ReSource, provides a decreased carbon footprint to the e-coat utility’s materials effectivity, with out altering the product’s formulation.
In BASF’s biomass stability method, renewable uncooked supplies like bio-based naphtha and biomethane from natural waste are used as uncooked supplies when manufacturing major chemical merchandise and are fed into the Manufacturing Verbund. The proportion of bio-based uncooked supplies is then arithmetically assigned to sure gross sales merchandise in response to a licensed methodology.
This attribution mannequin is comparable with the precept of inexperienced electrical energy. An unbiased certification confirms that BASF has changed the portions of fossil assets required for the biomass-balanced product offered with renewable uncooked supplies.