#AUTOMOTIVE

Liquid Coating

Orion Engineered Carbons Expands Germany-based Operations

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.

Electroplating

Coventya's Plating Process Alternatives are PFAS-Free

PFAS-free technologies, such as Tristar trivalent decorative sulfate and chloride-based chrome processes, meet OEM automotive trim requirements.

Electroplating

Atotech introduces new passivate for electroplating market

Atotech’s Tridur ZnNi H5.2-plated parts can be combined with aluminum alloys and used in the automotive industry to minimize contact corrosion.

Electroplating

Uyemura Expands Sales, Distribution In Pacific Region

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.  

Electroplating

Volkswagen Approves MacDermid's Trivalent Chromium Process

Volkswagen approves Trilyte Flash SF to meet its global requirements for decorative exterior and interior trim.

Liquid Coating

White Dominates 2019 Automotive Color Distribution

BASF says overall color distribution also reflected in the SUV segment, but generally speaking, small vehicles are more colorful.

Electroplating

VIDEO: A Look at the 2020 Automotive Finishing Market

Michael Guckes, chief economist for Gardner Intelligence, offers a lengthy discussion on what he sees ahead for the automotive sector in 2020 and beyond.

Liquid Coating

Sea Glass is Axalta's Global Automotive Color of the Year

Axalta’s 2019 Global Automotive Color Popularity Report reported that blue vehicles are 7% of the global automotive market, fifth overall following white, black, gray and silver.

Electroplating

January Issue: Professional Plating and Automotive Coatings

The January issue of Products Finishing focuses on Wisconsin’s Professional Plating, a 5-time Top Shops award winner, as well as automotive coatings.

Liquid Coating

Grieve Truck Oven Used for Paint Baking

Grieve’s No. 911 is an electrically heated, 500°F truck oven used for paint baking.

Liquid Coating

Axalta Receives Daimler Truck Masters of Quality Supplier Award

The award honors top suppliers of components and services to Freightliner Trucks and Western Star brand trucks.

Powder Coating

Chemetall’s Gardobond Helps Jems Coating Improve Quality, Reduce Costs

Jems Coating provides ecoat finishes for customer-supplied metallic components used in automotive, electrical, construction, recreational and general commercial industries.

Vacuum/Vapor Coating

Sweden's Impact Coatings Developing Hyundai Fuel Cell Coatings

Development agreement of coating technology for metal bipolar plates, a key component of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.

Liquid Coating

13,000th Dürr Robot Set for GM in Korea

EcoRP E043i will be used to paint the interior of passenger cars at GM in Changwon.

Liquid Coating

UniCure Spraybooths Customizes Coating Equipment

Company manufactures spray booths, collision repair equipment and customized solutions for the automotive finishing and industrial coating markets.

Powder Coating

Daifuku Designs Custom Material Handling Systems

It also sells SmartCart automatic guided vehicles parts, baggage handling parts and baggage handling conveyors.

Liquid Coating

Dürr's EcoProFleet Enables Modular Paint Workstations

Automated guided vehicles are specifically designed for paint shops.

Liquid Coating

Dürr System Enables Fully Automated Painting of Cars in Two Colors

EcoPaintJet provides product customization and is suitable for electric car production.

Electroplating

Automotive Conference Attracts Finishers, OEMs

Topics at Atotech conference included automotive trends, quality certification trend and the future of mobility.

Powder Coating

Axalta Report Unveils Color Trends Shaping the Automotive Industry

The report showcases unique color combinations such as Comeback Duo and Smart Duo, and the emerging global automotive trends and latest innovations in color science driving them. 

August Issue: Plastic-on-Plating, Infrared Ovens and Mechanical Finishing

The August issue of Products Finishing takes a look at new Bolta plant in Alabama, a massive plating-on-plastic facility servicing the automotive industry.

Powder Coating

Carlisle Fluid Technologies Acquires Ecco Finishing

Ecco’s products are used in a variety of application settings, primarily in the automotive, ceramics, leather, wood and plastics industries.

Liquid Coating

500°F Clean Room Truck Oven Eliminates Particle Contaminants

Grieve’s No. 970 applications include sterilization, depyrogenation, curing and drying. 

Liquid Coating

Dürr Universal Celebrates 60 years in Noise Control, Exhaust and Filtration Solutions

Dürr Universal is part of the Dürr Group, which offers paint and final assembly systems for the automotive industry.