BASF and Nissan Announce Streamlined Processes

BASF, which supplies Nissan with coatings and paints for the Pathfinder and Infiniti models at its Smyrna plant in Tennessee, expands that offering to include e-coat, basecoat, and clearcoat.

Laurent Vaucenat, global account manager for Nissan at BASF’s Coatings Division, called Nissan a "successful global company" and a 'very important customer" with whom BASF has been working closely for a long time. "Innovative solutions and services, as well as our leading-edge technologies, have convinced Nissan to extend their collaboration with us in Smyrna now, too.” Especially the 3 Wet waterborne coating technique, which is used in Smyrna, but also, for example, in Huadu (China) played a major part. 

The most notable advantage of the 3 Wet waterborne system is the elimination of one drying phase. Previously, car bodies required two 30-minute rounds in the drying oven, after application of the primer, and the basecoat/clearcoat. In the new method, these three layers are applied wet-on-wet, and then subsequently dried. This shortened process leads to shorter production time, less energy consumption, streamlined paint lines and – above all – lower emissions.


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