Ferrari introduces industry’s first low-bake paint technology

Technology 13 Aug 2018

Ferrari in collaboration with PPG has developed an innovative low temperature paint system, which allows to use a more sustainable Low Cure clear coats technology.


The new two-component paint system incorporates a specially formulated clear coat which makes it possible for the car to be baked at 100 degrees instead of 150 degrees, thereby cutting energy costs and enhancing the sustainability of the process.

Ferrari Low bake car paint technology

The Low Cure resins contain a new hardener which enhances the chemical and mechanical resistance of the coating. The new formula also boosts cross-coat linking which simultaneously increases chemical hydrophobicity and reduces water permeability.

Additionally, the new solution makes it possible to bake carbon-fibre and composite components together with the bodyshell, resulting in colour uniformity between the various body components.

Thanks to the new technology, Ferrari has industrialised a process to produce no fewer than 61 different basecoat colours by combining metallic basecoats with a gloss or matte pigmented clear coat.

In 2004, Ferrari became one of the first companies in the world to introduce a water-based paint system which significantly lowered the environmental impact of its cars.

(Source: Ferrari)

 

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