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Paint technology and investments

2019-05-23T10:58:00+01:00By AMS

AMS looks at the latest innovations and investments in automotive paintshops around the world

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Volvo to install Torslanda paintshop 

2019-05-20T15:07:00+01:00By AMS

Volvo Cars has announced that it has invested a multi-billion kroner sum to install a new paintshop at its Torslanda plant in Sweden. This will reportedly result in a reduction of energy consumption and emissions from the painting process by at least one third, according to the OEM.

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ABB to provide robots for SAIC VW

2019-05-14T16:50:00+01:00By AMS

China - ABB has signed an agreement with SAIC Volkswagen to provide robotics painting solutions for a new factory being built in Shanghai. The plant will become the first new energy vehicle (NEV) factory of the VW Group based on the modular electric drive (MEB) platform.

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SEAT Martorell paintshop

2019-05-14T15:07:00+01:00

SEAT Martorell produces the Ibiza, Arona, Leon and Audi A1. The plant has seen a substantial €23m investment to automate one of the lines in the paintshop and install a new colour booth for painting the two-tone bodies of the Arona and A1

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A two-tone finish

2019-04-29T13:53:00+01:00By Michael Nash, Bi-colour coats and enhanced quality assurance are high on the agenda in the paintshop at SEAT’s Martorell factory. Michael Nash gets an inside look

Bi-colour coats and enhanced quality assurance are high on the agenda in the paintshop at SEAT’s Martorell factory. Michael Nash gets an inside look

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Supporting structures

2019-04-29T13:29:00+01:00By Mike Farish

With capability and complexity within paintshops on the increase, Mike Farish speaks to suppliers about the more proactive and better connected quality control efforts taking shape

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Paintshop 4.0

2019-01-10T14:54:00+00:00By Nick Holt

Nick Holt visits Eisenmann’s technology centre in Holzgerlingen, near Stuttgart, for a preview of the latest skidless paintshop technology prior to its installation at the Daimler plant at Kecskemét

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The perfect finishing touch

2018-12-03T09:45:00+00:00By Graco

Turkish alloy wheel producer Cevher Wheels has invested in Graco Pro Xpc Auto electrostatic

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The clean machines

2018-11-29T12:11:00+00:00By Mike Farish, Paintshop cleanliness is a vital aspect of the coating application process. Mike Farish finds out what it takes to keep the paint finish blemish-free

Paintshop cleanliness is a vital aspect of the coating application process. Mike Farish finds out what it takes to keep the paint finish blemish-free

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Cool paint for hot cars

2018-11-27T17:18:00+00:00By Nick Holt

Ferrari is renowned for the high quality paint finish on its supercars. So creating a workable paint formulation that would cure at much lower temperatures without compromising these exacting standard would be a challenge. PPG’s Technical director, William Brunat, discusses the project with Nick Holt

Orion plant is GM’s quality control star

2013-11-01T16:24:18+00:00By Mike Farish

We reveal how GM maintains a high level of quality control during painting procedures at the manufacturer’s Michigan plant

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Perfecting primerless painting PSA-style

2011-09-01T12:23:06+01:00By aladmin

Although it started out producing pepper grinders, and then expanded its portfolio to include bicycles, PSA Peugeot Citroën is now Europe’s second largest car manufacturer. The Poissy site just outside Paris is where France’s first ever compact water-based painting process has been installed, and is regualated by an ABB robot.“Our ...

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Variations on a colour theme

2010-05-01T11:13:41+01:00By aladmin

PSA’s Pierre Budar explains how production of the new Citroën DS3 hatchback has been organised to allow for the car’s twotone paint finish.

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PaintExpo covers the bases

2010-03-01T11:03:01+00:00By Nick Holt

The industrial paints market is looking better than it has done for the past year. AMS previews PaintExpo, one of the year’s top paint and coatings events.

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Rust never sleeps

2009-09-01T15:31:37+01:00By aladmin

With five and seven year corrosion warranties being offered on many cars, the need for e-coat protection has never been greater 

Painting the world as we see and feel it

2009-09-01T12:33:34+01:00By aladmin

Colours can have a profound influence on people and subtly influence their car buying decisions; two young designers talk about their view of the changing demographics of colour 

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Quality kept under wraps

2009-09-01T12:04:23+01:00By aladmin

A revolutionary paint protection system may have come at just the right time for OEMs, as WGI’s Ronald Green explains

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Its all over for overspray – and the solution is positively charged

2009-09-01T11:44:21+01:00By aladmin

Intelligent use of electrostatic separation means no more wet scrubbing or filtration to recover overspray, saving energy and ‘greening’ the paint process further

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Total turnkey paintshops in India

2009-09-01T11:31:44+01:00By aladmin

As production grows rapidly in India, enterprising suppliers have come up with imaginative solutions to finishing system challenges

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Summer of success at VW Sachsen

2009-09-01T11:24:10+01:00By aladmin

When the carmaker needed complete reconstruction of two topcoat lines in the factory’s standard vacation period, it turned to Durr for paintshop building