CathoGuard 800 is BASF´s latest e-coat technology for OEMs. The company claims that the technology contains less than one percent solvents, is tin-free and as such, already complies with future European environmental legislation. General Motors (GM) has moved to this cathodic e-coat at its plants worldwide since 2009. SGM Yantai III in China was the most recent plant to implement the changeover in 2012.