BASF Corp.'s Architectural Coatings Raw Materials Business Unit has introduced Acronal Optive(r) 130, a breakthrough in exterior and interior architectural coatings in zero and low VOC formulation. With just one polymer, flat, low sheen and semi-gloss paints can now be formulated between zero and 150 g/l VOC without sacrificing critical paint performance and at a lower formulated cost. The material provides formulators and manufacturers the ability to meet existing and expected future VOC regulations today while maintaining desired paint performance. For more information, contact Phyllis Vance, phone 704/423.2351 or e-mail