Effect for Automotive Coatings


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This colour effect for OEM car paints has an extremely strong sparkle and therefore a more intense appearance than other pigments of this type. It is made up of extremely small glass particles that reflect light more precisely and create a noticeable sparkle. The glass particles are applied in a single process step with the coloured paint in a thin layer. The result is a thin, homogenous coating of paint, which sparkles and thereby creates a depth effect.

Statement by the Jury

XSpark gives car paints a distinctive sense of depth thanks to an elegant, subtle sparkling effect.

  • Manufacturer:
    BASF Coatings Division, Münster, Germany
  • In-house design:
    BASF Coatings Division, Mark Gutjahr, Florina Trost, Münster, Germany