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BASF has supplied coatings for the mobile crane manufacturer Terex Cranes at its plant in Zweibrücken, Germany. The use of ultra high solids coatings, that is solventborne coatings with a higher solids content and low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, plays 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. "We adapted our ultra high solids technology to the specific needs of Terex, which made us win over this customer.” Commercial vehicles such as mobile cranes are exposed to particularly harsh stresses through weather impacts and their use in off-road conditions. BASF’s primers and topcoats provide a high level of corrosion protection and weathering resistance. Depending on the crane model, 250-500lit of paint are applied to the vehicle, compared to a total of 12-15lit of paint needed to coat a passenger car.