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 order to keep our team and the environment protected, Global Impact Solutions utilizes a water-based paint from the chemical company, BASF.
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 we only use BASF Onyx HD Waterborne Basecoat paint in our 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 retail locations.
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 and 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 for the Earth's atmosphere. 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 these harmful solvents. With the use of quality water-based paint, such as BASF, we are able to offer exceptional durability, quicker drying time, and less harmful emissions to our staff and our atmosphere.
For more information on solvent-based versus water-based paint, or for further detail 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 shop for our staff 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, has faster spray time, and a quicker drying time, which makes for lower labor and material costs.
Many automotive manufacturers, such as Honda, have chosen BASF as an approved manufacturer, so warranty paint repairs may be available.
Global Impact Solutions prefers BASF because an assured lifetime warranty is available to our shop clients wherever it is needed in North America, in order to provide support down the road.