BASF, Charlotte, N.C., has been awarded Behr Process Corporation's 2005 Supplier Technology Innovation Award, recognizing BASF as The Technology Leader in acrylic dispersions used to formulate architectural coatings.

"Our Technology Innovation Award is the most important recognition that we can give to our suppliers," said Cyriac Alexander, senior vice president, Technology and Purchasing for Behr Process Corporation. "Innovation allows us to continue to provide our customers with the best architectural coatings and value possible, and BASF's technology leadership position in low-VOC acrylic resins makes it an ideal supplier to help us achieve that objective."

"We are very pleased and honored to be recognized by Behr Process Corporation as the technology leader in acrylic dispersions," said Mario Pschaidt, business manager for BASF's Architectural Coatings Functional Polymer business in North America.

"This award is the culmination of focused, technology-driven business-development work with Behr that spans more than 10 years and involved many BASF colleagues in North America and Germany" said Alan Smith, technical service manager for BASF's Architectural Coatings business unit in North America."

BASF's extensive line of 100 percent acrylic latex resins, branded Acronal Optive, enables coatings manufacturers to formulate low- to zero-VOC architectural paints with performance properties equal to or exceeding those made using conventional resins. For more information about this portfolio of resins, visit