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News   November 9, 2007   by Auto Service World

ING Canada Announces Collaboration with BASF Canada For Waterborne Paint


ING Canada announced today that it is collaborating with BASF Canada to support its Rely Network of preferred collision repair facilities in their efforts to reduce environmental emissions by promoting the use of waterborne auto paint.
By promoting the conversion to waterborne paint technologies among our network of preferred vendors, we will help them reduce the environmental impact of their activities significantly and meet the requirements of proposed regulations currently under review by the federal government. says Larry Lythgoe, vice-president of claims for ING Canada. Through our Canada-wide collaboration with BASF, our Rely Network members will receive the product and technology support of the global market leader in waterborne systems for automotive refinish.
BASFs Glasurit 90 Line products are compliant with the VOC regulations proposed by Environment Canada.
In addition to the environmental benefits associated with this initiative, consumers will also benefit from more accurate color matching. Most car manufacturers have been using waterborne paint for more than 10 years.
The ING Canada Rely Network is made up of approximately 500 preferred auto body repair shops across the country. ING Canada is the largest provider of property and casualty insurance in the country.
Within the next few months, ING will kick-off information and training programs throughout Canada.


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