MOSCOW (MRC) -- RODIM, a paint-related product brand of BASF, has launched its new invisible Themoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) Paint Protection Film (PPF) in Asia Pacific, said the company.
It provides multifaceted and long-lasting protection for automotive coatings. Car owners can expect to benefit from extra protection with the RODIM TPU PPF. The product has been proven to offer superior resistance against nature’s elements, such as high temperature and extended exposure to the sun during an accelerated UV test lasting 3,000 hours. RODIM TPU PPF can effectively protect vehicles from from tree sap, bugs, bird droppings, acid rain and more that can leave stains on the surface.
Thanks to the use of TPU, the film features excellent self-healing capbility when there are light scratches or scuffs. It is also highly resistant to yellowing. The material is optically transparent enabling automotive surfaces to be preserved flawlessly for an extended period of time.
"Due to the surging demand from our customers in China, BASF decided to make a new attempt by launching RODIM TPU PPF to broaden our product range and better serve the aftermarket automotive industry," said Terry Su, Director, Business Management, Automotive Refinish Coatings Solutions Greater China, BASF who underlined the strategic significance of PPF to the company.
The product was officially certified by FAW-Volkswagen in May 2022. RODIM TPU PPF is now supplied to nearly 2,000 Audi and Volkswagen distributors throughout China, which has helped to elevate their brand image and improve end-user satisfaction.
RODIM TPU PPF is available in a variety of thicknesses, colors and finishes including gloss or matte. Customized versions are also available to meet personal preferences. Customers can search for "BASF RODIM Invisible PPF" on WeChat to send an inquiry or place orders.
As per MRC, BASF completed a double-digit million euro investment to increase production capacity for Tinopal CBS optical brighteners at its Monthey site. Following phase one of the stepwise capacity increase in 2021, the recent completion of the investment program has now brought significantly increased capacity on stream to meet growing global customer demand.
BASF is the leading chemical company. It produces a wide range of chemicals, for example solvents, amines, resins, glues, electronic-grade chemicals, industrial gases, basic petrochemicals and inorganic chemicals. The most important customers for this segment are the pharmaceutical, construction, textile and automotive industries.