Automotive refinish

Automotive OEM Coatings


Our additives and resins enable the use of high-performance, low-VOC waterborne, solventborne, and high solids automotive OEM coatings by optimizing the automotive coating formulation, application process, and final coating system, thus improving coating performance and environmental friendliness while reducing cost. Our products provide benefits to all layers of automotive OEM coatings: electrodeposition coating, primer/surfacer, base coat, and clear coat.


Click through the tabs below to view our top product recommendations based on automotive OEM coating layer.

To see a complete list of product recommendations, click the product finder link at the bottom of this page.

Electrodeposition (ED) coatings provide critical adhesion and corrosion protection to the vehicle. The application process consists of several steps that include cleaning, the ED dip, rinsing, and baking. The ED coating consists of film-forming resins, pigments, and additives. The composition and process are critical to the success of the ED coating and the entire automotive coating system. 

Industry advancements - such as thinner film thickness, lower bake temperatures, and heavy-metal-free formulations - place even greater demands on the coating system and process. For performance and economic reasons, it is critical to avoid any defects, which include craters and surface roughness.

Top Product Recommendations for Automotive OEM Electrodeposition Coatings

functionality
waterborne (only)
defoaming
SURFYNOL® 104 *SURFYNOL® DF-110 D **TEGO® Wet 505
deaerating
(anti-Pinholing)
SURFYNOL® 104 *SURFYNOL® DF-110 D **TEGO® Wet 505SURFYNOL® 118
flow
DYNOL™ 360SURFYNOL® AD01 ***
pigment stabilization /
anti-settling
CARBOWET® GA-221ZETASPERSE® 175TEGO® Dispers 760 W
substrate wetting /
anti-cratering
SURFYNOL® 104 BC *TEGO® Wet 505
wetting & dispersing
SURFYNOL® 104 BC *TEGO® Wet 505CARBOWET® GA-211
rheology control
AEROSIL® R 972VP Disp. WF 7620
matting
ACEMATT® OK 607ACEMATT® OK 607 LC

* Available in different solvent cuts. Low-VOC SURFYNOL® 104 Z now available. 

** SURFYNOL® DF-110 BC also recommended, depending on solvent requirements.

*** Use SURFYNOL® 107 L if you experience handling issue.s

Product benefits in electrodeposition coatings
  • Dynamic wetting

  • Defect-free defoaming

  • Low-surface-energy substrate compatibility 

  • Efficient wetting of dirty substrates or oil-leaking joints

  • Good intercoat adhesion  

  • Non-reactive chemistry

  • Recirculation stable

  • Excellent pigment wetting/grinding, dispersion, and stabilization

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