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BASF Podcast: iGloss: Scratch-resistant clearcoat for cars

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    Ludwigshafen (ots) - In this podcast you will learn how chemical innovations from BASF help to develop a new, extremely scratch-resistant clearcoat for cars.

    The new, extremely scratch-resistant clearcoat iGloss not only provides auto bodies with a brilliant and robust exterior, but also gives them even longer-lasting scratch resistance. To achieve this leap forward, the researchers modeled their work on nature, developing a "hybrid material" that combines the advantages of "hard" materials and "soft" substances. Over time, iGloss provides substantially better protection against micro-scratches.

    BASF Corporate Communications started a regular bilingual Podcast service in April 2007 to report on BASF's innovations and research and development activities in an easy-to-understand, informative and entertaining way.

    Listen to the audio reportage with Dr. Joachim Woltering (Head of the Clearcoat Competence Center at BASF Coatings in Münster), Dr. Matthijs Groenewolt (Lab Manager at BASF Research).

    Podcast Chemistry of Innovations, English editions: http://www.basf.com/podcast

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    More information: BASF Coatings AG http://www.basf-coatings.com

    Coatings Partner - Customer Magazine of BASF Coatings AG http://www.coatingspartner.com

    More podcasts: Podcast - The Chemical Reporter: http://www.basf.com/podcast In these entertaining weekly episodes our Chemical Reporter answers questions on Chemistry in our everyday life. This week's edition: Why does a mirror grow dark?

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    BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics and performance products to agricultural products, fine chemicals as well as oil and gas. As a reliable partner BASF helps its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of more than EUR62 billion in 2008 and had approximately 97,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.

Editorial contact: For the UK: BASF plc Chris Wilson Corporate Communications Phone: +44-161-488-5616 Fax: +44-161-488-4133 E-Mail: chris.wilson@basf.com

For the US: BASF Corporation Betsy Arnone Corporate Communications Phone: +1 973 245-7865 Fax: +1 973 245-6714 E-Mail: betsy.arnone@basf.com

For Europe: BASF SE Julia Meder Communications & Government Relations Phone: +49 621 60-92439 Fax: +49 621 60-20384 E-Mail: podcast@basf.com

Contact for iGloss related questions: Richard Amberger BASF Coatings AG Marketing Europe Automotive OEM Coatings Solutions Phone: +49 2501 14-3702 E-Mail: richard.amberger@basf.com

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