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Automotive Coatings


Expanded trends in automotive colors and increased consumer competition are driving this market forward. Automotive coatings provide ideal levels of protection from the environment, durability and variety of appearance.

Technological advancements such as touch screens and capacitive sensors have triggered demand for functional coatings along with maintaining the aesthetics needs. With stricter environmental regulations, there is also a focus on the growth of coatings that minimize waste and reduce VOC emissions.

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Sep 23, 2021 | Industry News

Merck Opens Second Production Line for Silica-based Effect Pigments

Merck opens a second production line for silica-based effect pigments. With this investment, Merck will significantly increase production capacities for silicon dioxide flakes, a special substrate...

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Sep 21, 2021 | Industry News

Axalta Starts Construction of Mobility Coatings Facility in Northern China

Axalta broke ground for construction of a state-of-the-art coatings facility in Jilin City, Jilin Province, North China. The 46,000-square-meter new plant will produce mobility coatings to support...

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Sep 20, 2021 | Industry News

Covestro and Rühl Partner for DirectCoating with PU Coating Systems

DirectCoating (DC) with polyurethane (PU) coating systems is a new process for producing functionally highly integrated and nobly decorated plastic parts economically and sustainably. Rühl Puromer...

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Sep 16, 2021 | Industry News

BASF Uses Covestro's Coating Hardeners with Low Residual Levels of Diisocyanates

BASF's Coatings division is using a broad range of hardeners, including Covestro Desmodur® Ultra activators. This allows BASF to upgrade its refinish coatings portfolio to meet higher occupational...

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Sep 15, 2021 | Product News

HumiSeal’s New Conformal Coating with Improved Flexibility and Thermal Cycling

HumiSeal®, a manufacturer of conformal coatings, has launched UV500-2, created in response to increasing demands primarily in the automotive industry for products capable of withstanding higher...

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Sep 6, 2021 | Industry News

PPG to Highlight EV Battery Coatings at The Battery Show

PPG will highlight dielectric coatings, electric vehicle (EV) battery solutions, including an innovative cathode binder that helps increase lithium-ion battery production efficiency and safety...

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Aug 31, 2021 | Industry News

Covestro and Partners Develop Coating Technology for Intelligent Surfaces

Covestro together with a team of three industry partners: Votteler Lackfabrik, Reichle Technology Center and Merck KGaA investigate how can intelligent surfaces provide more design freedom and...

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Aug 3, 2021 | Industry News

DCL Acquires Sun Chemical’s Pigments Plant in South Carolina, USA

DCL Corporation has acquired Sun Chemical’s manufacturing facility in Goose Creek, South Carolina, USA. This acquisition includes the production and sales of the perylene and quinacridone product...

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Jul 29, 2021 | Industry News

AkzoNobel and Mercedes-Benz Extend Partnership Deal in China and Indonesia

Mercedes-Benz and AkzoNobel have agreed to extend their partnership agreement for another four years. It means the company will continue to be a recommended supplier of vehicle refinish products and...

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Jul 22, 2021 | Industry News

AkzoNobel Develops Radar-transparent Coating for Automotive Sensors

AkzoNobel has developed innovative coating technology that allows automotive manufacturers to hide radar sensors behind decorative metallic parts has been...

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