Powder clearcoat: BMW takes a quantum leap in automobile production line paints
After 8 years of research and development, BMW became the world's first automaker to apply a clear powder as the topcoat on standard production models. This article takes you from powder clearcoat project development to initial production line experiences at BMW's $200 million clearcoat paint shop at its plant in Dingolfing, Germany.
For more than 80 years, Germany's BMW has been synonymous with performance and innovation. Its aircraft engines, motorcycles, and cars have left indelible stamps on this century of mobility.