- CathoGuard 800 and waterborne paints are part of the supply agreement
BASF’s Coatings division is the sole supplier of automotive coatings for the new plant of the Chinese automaker Chery in Jacarei, Brazil, which started operations in August 2014. The shades that BASF will supply are red, white, black, silver and gray. Not only the metal, but also the plastic parts will be painted with BASF’s technology. The supply agreement between BASF and Chery includes waterborne coatings and the cathodic e-coat CathoGuard 800.
The cathodic e-coat is the first layer of the automotive paint system. CathoGuard 800 is an alternative to conventional products that often contain tin. The product has a low solvent content and provides material savings due to its high efficiency. In addition, the high level of CathoGuard 800 penetration ensures extra protection against corrosion. In these products, the water replaces most organic solvents, reducing emissions of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) without impairing the quality of the coating or the color tone.