BASF’s Coatings division received the best supplier award from PSA Peugeot Citroen for its CathoGuard 800 cathodic e-coat. This is applied to the vehicle body to protect it from corrosion.
The cathodic e-coat is the first layer of the paint system. CathoGuard 800 is in great demand as an alternative to conventional e-coats that often incorporate tin. CathoGuard 800 also has a low solvent content and saves material due to its high efficiency. In addition, this technology is highly suitable for integrated painting processes that dispense with primer application. “We have been able to save over 10% in materials and energy by using CathoGuard 800 for cathodic e-coating,” according to Frédéric Delbecque, Account Manager PSA at BASF.