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AkzoNobel Provides its Powder Coating Technology to JAC Motors

Published on 2015-12-14. Author : SpecialChem

AkzoNobel and Chinese auto maker JAC Motors have pioneered the first use of VOC-free powder technology for automotive body coatings.

Powder Coating Technology
Fig. 1: AkzoNobel Provides its Powder
Coating Technology to JAC Motors

As sustainability continues to gain increasing importance in China, AkzoNobel's Interpon powder technology is being successfully used by JAC for coating SLX truck bodies at its site in Mengcheng, China.

"The application of high performance powder coating solutions in body coatings represents a major technological breakthrough in this sector," said Eddie Wang, Business Director for AkzoNobel’s Powder Coatings business in North Asia. "This partnership demonstrates how we are supporting sustainability in the automotive industry by offering benefits such as minimizing both resource wastage and environmental pollution."

Chinese auto makers have been looking for ways to meet new coatings standards and Wenping Xing, Technical Director of JAC Motors, explained that powder coatings offer major opportunities to help meet those requirements.

"Environmental friendliness is a top priority as we pursue production technology excellence," she said. "Powder coatings have advantages such as high utility rate and zero wastage, making them a sustainable solution of choice for body coatings. Our first power coating line for trucks combined the proven technologies of AkzoNobel and state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment. We are now planning a second powder coating line."

The companies discussed the technology at an industry forum in Shanghai on December 9, organized by the Coating Division of the China Surface Engineering Association. And the Association's Secretary General, Wailing Wu, has called for all industry-related companies to take action to put cleaner manufacturing into practice.

"We should strive to enable manufacturing processes and equipment that produce high efficiency with fewer emissions," she commented. "These efforts will ensure the long-term sustainable development of the industry."

About JAC Motors

JAC Motors is a Chinese state-owned automobile and commercial vehicle manufacturer. The company is based in Hefei, Anhui Province, China.

The company produced about 445,000 units in 2012.

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is one of the leading global paints and coatings companies and one of the major producers of specialty chemicals. Calling on centuries of expertise, it supplies industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and sustainable technologies designed to meet the growing demands of its fast-changing planet. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, it has approximately 46,000 people in around 80 countries, while its portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka. Consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability, it is committed to making life more liveable and its cities more human.

Source: AkzoNobel

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