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Ferrari, PPG roll out cooler paint system

by Alex Scott
August 17, 2018 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 96, ISSUE 33

 

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Ferrari says its new paint system will save energy.

Following a collaboration, Ferrari and PPG Industries have introduced an auto paint system that cures at 100 °C instead of 150 °C, reducing energy costs. Named LowCure, the two-component paint incorporates a clear coat with a novel hardening agent that provides added chemical and mechanical resistance. The new formula also boosts cross-coat linking, which Ferrari says increases hydrophobicity and reduces water permeability.

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