Electric vehicle batteries depend on coatings to maintain optimal temperatures, reduce the risk of fire damage and electrical interference, and more.
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Axalta names the yellow-green ElectroLight its 2021 Global Automotive Color of the Year, while its research shows white continues to be a global favorite.
The January 2021 issue of Products Finishing puts focus on coating and finishing for the automotive market.
Winona Powder Coating invests in heavy-duty line and electrocoating to serve agricultural, industrial markets.
The Dürr Group and Osaka-based firm Techno Smart have partnered to increase EV battery production efficiency. The Dürr Group is also expanding its small-factor battery production tech business and contributing to EV production across multiple departments.
SAT Plating general manager Will Wallace talks to Products Finishing about his company’s surface activation technology, plating on composites, and what the changing manufacturing landscape might mean for platers.
BASF’s Coatings division has launched its 2020-2021 Color Trends Report for the automobile sector, delivering a variety of colors to fit aesthetic preferences across the globe.
Hubbard-Hall teams up with lithium-ion battery makers to provide cleaning chemistry for electric vehicle batteries.
ABB Robotics’ PixelPaint cuts custom automotive painting job times in half and eliminates overspray.
How will the advent of electric vehicles change paint curing processes and oven requirements?
It is the 16th time—and the 15th consecutive year—FANUC has received General Motors’ supplier award.
Rick Aquino’s experience has involved work with large multinational companies including automotive OEMs.
The plating company has served the aerospace, automotive, medical and consumer sectors since 1969.
It is the 15th Supplier of the Year Award General Motors has given to BASF.
A look at the latest liquid coating technologies for the automotive sector from leading robotics and surface finishing technology providers
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Columbia Chemical has received color approvals from General Motors for its TriCOL Trivalent Chromium Plating Process.
Lotus is using technology from Dürr, including painting robots, updated painting supply systems and a new drying rack, to modernize its paint shop.
Orion Engineered Carbons, a worldwide supplier of specialty and high-performance carbon black, a reinforcing filler and color pigment for industrial and automotive coatings, is building a new logistics center at its largest manufacturing plant in Cologne, Germany.
Highly recognized globally as an industry expert in metal finishing, Acme VP of Sales & Maketing Joe Saad has been instrumental in the development polishing automation solutions for automotive trim, truck bumpers, aluminum wheels, plumbing components, hand tools and builders' hardware during his career.
PFAS-free technologies, such as Tristar trivalent decorative sulfate and chloride-based chrome processes, meet OEM automotive trim requirements.
The week of March 23 saw significantly more manufacturers make adjustments to production/capacity as automotive OEMs closed facilities and states closed non-essential businesses.
Products Finishing editor-in-chief Scott Francis considers the future of automotive beyond the pandemic and in the advent of electric vehicles.
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Geico Taikisha will implement Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA applications as the manufacturing execution system of its Smart Paintshop aimed at improving production efficiency in auto body painting.
Atotech’s Tridur ZnNi H5.2-plated parts can be combined with aluminum alloys and used in the automotive industry to minimize contact corrosion.
Ronatec, a supplier of of metal finishing chemicals and equipment to the automotive, aerospace, hardware, and porcelain enameling sectors, has joined the Uyemura distribution network.
Volkswagen approves Trilyte Flash SF to meet its global requirements for decorative exterior and interior trim.
BASF says overall color distribution also reflected in the SUV segment, but generally speaking, small vehicles are more colorful.
Michael Guckes, chief economist for Gardner Intelligence, offers a lengthy discussion on what he sees ahead for the automotive sector in 2020 and beyond.