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Automotive coatings exhibit excellent quality and durability. In addition to the aesthetic aspect, automotive coatings have to guarantee excellent mechanical properties in order to protect automobiles from scratches, environment, chemical exposure. Interior automotive coatings improve the surface visually & also bring tactile properties to convey a feeling of comfort and luxury.

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Jan 20, 2009 | Industry News

AkzoNobel Claims Pole Position with Innovative Paint System for Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 Team

The company has developed a high performance Sikkens® paint system which will be used by Heikki Kovalainen and reigning champion Lewis Hamilton as the team prepares to defend its 2008 World Driver's...

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Jan 14, 2009 | Industry News

Artificial Intelligence Supports Labs in Matching New Colors for Refinishing

A computer program that applies artificial intelligence learned from the data that continuously leave BASF Coatings' color labs. The program automatically takes what it learns and applies it to...

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Aug 22, 2007 | Article

As good as new: automotive refinishes

If your car is damaged, you hope that (among other things) the bodyshop will be able to match both the appearance and the durability of the original finish on the repaired areas of bodywork. Yet in...

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Feb 9, 2005 | Article

Technology update: automotive OEM coatings

Though the development of transport finishes can be traced back to the 'carriage finishes' used in the days before the automobile existed, perhaps we should credit Henry Ford with inventing the...

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May 14, 2003 | Article

Plate-Like Pigments in Automotive Paints: a Review

In recent years, automotive colors have become an important aspect of car design. Market experience shows that car buyers tend to prefer automotive coatings with high chroma shades based on effect...

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Jan 15, 2009 | Industry News

BASF to Close its Belvidere, NJ Manufacturing Site

BASF announced that it will close its Belvidere, New Jersey, automotive refinish paint manufacturing site by Dec. 31, 2010. The facility, a part of BASF's Coatings Division, manufactures automotive...

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Dec 31, 2008 | Article

The New Age of Waterborne Soft-Touch Coatings

Two-component (2K) polyurethane (PUR) soft-touch coatings have been used to coat plastics in the automotive industry for over a decade. Due to the inherent traits of polyurethanes, the coating...

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May 25, 2007 | Article

Skin-deep Beauty of Automotive Coatings

Most of us have a special "love relationship" with our cars much is to do with their aesthetic appearance. Shape, colour and surfaces contribute to a car's attraction in the show-room. This...

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Oct 27, 2004 | Article

The Use of Carbon Black in Automotive Coatings

In the automotive industry, the word "color" has an important meaning. According to customer research, a great number of people - or whole families - make their final decision to buy a car based on...

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Apr 5, 2003 | Article

50 Years of Epon Resins

Epoxy resins, particularly Epon® resins, played a role in improving the performance of automotive finishes during the last half of the twentieth century. Automotive finishes have undergone...

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