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. 

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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 BC *SURFYNOL® DF-110 D **TEGO® Wet 505
deaerating
(anti-Pinholing)
SURFYNOL® 104 BC *SURFYNOL® DF-110 D **TEGO® Wet 505
flow
DYNOL™ 360SURFYNOL® AD01
pigment stabilization
CARBOWET® GA-221ZETASPERSE® 170

ZETASPERSE® 175

substrate wetting
(Cratering)
SURFYNOL® 104 BC *TEGO® Wet 505
wetting & dispersing
SURFYNOL® 104 BC *TEGO® Wet 505CARBOWET® GA-211
matting
ACEMATT® OK 607 LC

* SURFYNOL® 104 E also recommended, depending on solvent requirements

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

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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