27 May '14, 8am

New Ford Transit debuts with new two-wet monocoat paint technology; improved durability an

New Ford Transit debuts with new two-wet monocoat paint technology; improved durability an

New Ford Transit debuts with new two-wet monocoat paint technology; improved durability and sustainability 27 May 2014 New two-wet monocoat paint process. Click to enlarge. Ford began production of the North American Transit at Kansas City Assembly Plant on 30 April, and vans will be available in US and Canada this summer. Transit vehicles built in Kansas City are the first to use a new two-wet monocoat paint process developed by Ford and its paint suppliers. The technology results in more durable paint, uses less energy and water, and reduces carbon dioxide and particulate emissions compared with conventional paint processes. The new paint was subjected to testing simulating typical conditions the vehicle will see over 10 year—e.g., resistance to chipping and scratching, pollutants and sun exposure. Data from preliminary advanced weathering testing indicates that paint ap...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2014/05/20140527-ford.html

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