Future clearcoats for full-body automotive topcoats: Powder and powder slurry alternatives
A key question in the worldwide automotive industry of today is whether or not powder clearcoats will be the full-body automotive topcoat of tomorrow.
This article explains why automakers are looking at powder for this application. The article discusses the solventborne topcoats now in use and the powder chemistries under development. It also discusses some factors inherent in the nature of powder that may hinder its use in this application. Finally, the article discusses how powder slurry technology overcomes these factors.