Get Solid Results... From Water.
With the state of the art paint facility at Global Impact Solutions, located in Troy, MI, our team is able to provide our clients with long-lasting and high quality results that they can trust for years to come. In effort to keep our team and the environment safe, Global Impact Solutions utilize a water-based paint from the chemical company, BASF. Learn more below.
About BASF, The Chemical Company
BASF, The Chemical Company, is the world's leading chemical company. Its portfolio ranges from oil and gas to chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products, and fine chemicals. As a reliable partner, BASF helps its customers in all industries by providing high value products and intelligent solutions, which is why Global Impact Solutions, in Troy, MI, only uses BASF Onyx HD Waterborne Basecoat paint in our state of the art paint facility.
Onyx HD is a cost-effective choice that lowers VOCS and delivers a tested work system to enhance shop performance. Major nameplates, such as General Motors, and Ford, use BASF waterborne systems on their assembly lines and in their dealers.
Solvent-Based Paint vs. Water-Based Paint
Solvent-based paint, sometimes referred to as "oil-based" or "alkyd," contain a significantly high level of organic solvents. These solvents produce a strong odor and may be hazardous to human health, as well as the environment. The solvents facilitate the paint's application, drying, and formation. During the application and drying, the solvent evaporates releasing Volatile Organic Compound (VOCs), which creates a toxic and negative impact on the environment. Ideally, a dry paint film should no longer contain solvent.
With the advancement of technology, water-based paint, often known as acrylic emulsions, are beginning to replace harmful solvents. With the use of high quality water-based paint, such as BASF, Global Impact Solutions is able to offer exceptional durability, quicker drying time, and less emissions for our staff and our atmosphere.
For more information on solvent-based versus water-based paint, or for further details on legislation supporting this effort, visit PaintQuality.com or BASF.com.
In Harmony with the Environment
BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges, such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition, and mobility. Onyx HD has a reduced overspray and lowers the odor in our facility making for a safe and healthy environment for the shop and our community. We even add Hydropure to our unused coatings, which helps the paint separate for easy disposal, while the leftover liquid can be put back into use. Now that's recycling!
The Confident Choice
BASF's advanced technology reduces processing time in the shop, and has faster spray time, as well as quicker drying time, which makes for lower labor and material costs. Certain automotive manufacturers, such as Honda, have chosen BASF as an approved manufacturer, which means they are approved for warranty paint repairs on the automobile, and the material is supported and specified to industry standards. Global Impact Solutions also prefers BASF because with the BASF Lifetime Warranty, our shop clients are assured warranty coverage wherever it is needed in North America, in order to provide support down the road.