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Car manufacturers are responding to stringent environmental regulations and evolving buyer preferences by replacing traditional steel parts with components made from lighter weight materials. Coating vehicles made from various substrates and bonded together with adhesives rather than welded joints present challenges, driving innovation across the entire supply chain and vehicle coating process.
Repair Mortar and Grout
BASF Corporation has launched MasterEmaco® T 5000, a chemical-resistant repair mortar and grout solution designed to repair damaged concrete or grouting applications that will experience varying levels of chemical exposure. Available in North America, intended applications include concrete substrates, interior applications, and chemical-resistant patching. For more information, visit www.masteremaco-t5000.com.
PPG has introduced ANDARO® Tint Dispersion Technology that is engineered to enable designers to create new color spaces. ANDARO is reported to provide the high chroma and color saturation associated with organic dyes, but in a durable pigment that passes OEM specifications, making it suitable for use in traditional automotive paint shops. For information, visit www.ppgautocoatings.com.