European Coatings Journal - 15.09.2017 | EXPERT VOICES

Two questions, two answers:

1 Electric cars and self-driving vehicles are two megatrends in the automotive market which will impact not only technical but also design aspects. The electric car segment will most likely demand light weight solutions to maximise vehicle range which results in new substrates and multi-substrate mixes used for car body manufacturing. With new substrates, new challenges and requirements for the coating and the coating process emerge. This includes the e-coat, which is crucial for the corrosion protection of the car body. While electric and hybrid vehicles make up a fraction of the market today, OEMs are already utilizing multi-substrate car ...
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