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The task of the basecoat is to provide color. Containing an extensive range of colored pigments and effect substances, it plays a significant role in establishing the visual impression made by the painted body.




ColorSmart is BASF’s offer for OEMs looking for an ideal high-solids solventborne basecoat solution for shorter processes.

ColorSmart offers all the desired properties on a basecoat with the advantage of shorter process time through the elimination of the primer oven. The end results are higher output and lower operational cost for the OEM’s paint process.

As part of BASF’s commitment to sustainability ColorSmart has reduced HAPs, lower CO2 emission and VOC content.