Automotive Coatings

The automotive industry is undergoing a significant transformation. Conventional internal combustion engines (ICEs) are being replaced by batteries in electric vehicles (EVs), and drivers will ultimately become passengers in autonomous vehicles (AVs). Coatings have an important role to play in...

While the passenger vehicle market has experienced weakening of demand in recent months, the market for heavy-duty vehicles remains healthy. Consequently, demand for coatings used on these vehicles and their components is also trending in a positive manner. Coatings that...

I have been involved with automotive coatings for more than 40 years. When I started, car bodies were made of cold-rolled steel with little galvanized steel or plastic, primers mainly were spray-applied and many were alkyds, topcoats were low solids...

A new class of metal-free catalysts has been developed that promotes the crosslinking reaction of epoxy functional polymers with carboxyl functional compounds and polymers. Particularly effective at much lower cure temperatures, these catalysts provide stable single package formulations and improved...

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