Münster, Germany - BASF is supplying ultra-high solids coatings for mobile crane manufacturer Terex Cranes, at its plant in Zweibrücken, Germany, and says the solvent-borne coatings, with low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, play a central role.
"Terex Cranes wanted to further reduce the emission of VOCs during the coating process," said Karl-Heinz Edinger, BASF Commercial Transport Systems Germany, in a company announcement. "We adapted our ultra-high solids technology to the specific needs of Terex," which helped win over the customer.
BASF said that commercial vehicles such as mobile cranes are exposed to particularly harsh weather and off-road conditions, so the corrosion protection and weathering resistance of BASF's primers are valuable.
"Our topcoats also have high colour stability to allow the Terex vehicles to keep their typical colours for years to come," Edinger said.
The coatings also need special flow properties, since Terex spray coats its cranes, with 250 to 500 litres of paint. (A typical passenger car needs 12 to 15 litres of paint).