BASF AG, Ludwigshafen, Germany, announced the consolidation of its Colorants for Coatings and Coatings Raw Materials business units into a new operating sector called Performance Chemicals for Coatings. The unit, part of the BASF Performance Chemicals Operating Division, is "more focused than before on finding industry- and application-specific solutions," the company said. Information on products offered by the unit can be obtained from websites located at and