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The Glasurit® paint job completes the futuristic design

Published on 2006-09-08. Author : SpecialChem

Cologne/Münster -- With their aeronautical curves, the trucks designed by Professor Luigi Colani nearly resemble a spaceship. The Berlin native has been working on the development of these futuristic tractor trailers since the 1950s. Inspired by nature, Colani designs the truck bodies in streamline form in order to achieve especially low air resistance values (Cw values) and in turn greatly lower fuel consumption, lending his trucks unique ecological and economical efficiency. For his current model, Glasurit®'s VOC-compliant 68 Line HS 2K CV Topcoat is making a first-class contribution to this efficiency. That's because the high-quality paint produced by BASF Coatings AG meets the tough requirements the star designer poses for his work materials and the production of his trucks.

Friedrich Schramm, the owner of the Schramm vehicle production company, agrees with this 100 percent. He knows his way around the production of the designer trucks. Five years ago Schramm, who works out of the Cologne district of Fühlingen, received his first job order from Professor Colani. Schramm's company now owns the exclusive marketing rights for Colani's best-known semi, the CF 95 DAF model. Every Colani truck is unique and is specially produced according to its particular use. The extraordinary trucks are rarely used as commercial vehicles per se.

Instead, the unique tractor trailers are used for marketing purposes. Colani's trucks transport image and support brands. Their eye-catching exterior sets them apart from regular truck models. And the perfect paint job with Glasurit is the finishing touch for the futuristic forms. "The paint has to be high quality and durable,” says Schramm, explaining why he decided to go with Glasurit. And when it comes to the materials for the truck body, Colani also has high standards for quality. State of the art glass-fiber reinforced plastics are used for the paneling. Blue tinted side windows make up the roof and windshield of the cab. The capsule form, as well as other sleek characteristics, conjure up aeronautical associations. As in aeronautical technology, the window panes are completely made of acrylic.

Source: BASF

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