It's the anniversary for an environmentally friendly and revolutionary technology: in 1992, the waterborne Glasurit 90 Line paint system was launched. Twenty years later, thanks to its ongoing development, it is the preferred waterborne basecoat system by most of the bodyshops worldwide.
Glasurit 90 Line made automotive refinishing future-ready and environmentally friendly. "Thanks to the low solvent content, with 90 Line, bodyshops have had no problems complying with the current VOC regulations," explained Dr. Thomas Krüger, head of Technology Management for Automotive Refinish Coatings at BASF. "Our customers rely on the basecoat line all around the globe because it unites environmental friendliness and simple and reliable processing with a high degree of economy and first-class refinishing results," Krüger added.
What distinguished 90 Line from the competition 20 years ago and still does today is its outstanding color accuracy which is due to the perfect interplay between basecoat system and color system. The integrated Color Profi System makes it possible to reproduce more than 164,000 colors, simply, quickly and reliably. This is how 90 Line guarantees a refinishing solution for every vehicle and every color.
Constant improvements and expansion
Glasurit has been constantly developing the technology. Krüger said: "To ensure that 90 Line continues to meet our customers' demands worldwide, Glasurit is constantly working on innovations and improvements. For example, we continuously expand the range of mixing bases to enable precise matching of the latest solid, metallic and special-effect colors."
By developing various products and additives, Glasurit has made sure that bodyshops can adjust 90 Line precisely to their own requirements. For painting large panels, for example, 90-M4 Mixing Clear (slow) and 93-E3 Adjusting Base (slow) make sure the paint does not dry too fast. For simple and perfect blend-in repairs, Glasurit has developed the special product 90-M50 Blending Clear. 90 Line CV has been specially developed for painting buses, fire engines or driver cabs.