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Automotive leaders’ need for improved fuel efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in turn drives demand for sustainable new surface coating technologies to protect light-weight materials such as 3D-printed engineered polymers and light metal alloy components.
Paint processes tend to be energy intensive (baking processes, thermal oxidation), GHG intensive (drying and natural gas oxidiser-use) and environmental emission problem areas.
Auto paint shops have often seen fires, and exceedances of paint particulate emissions limits, resulting in fines from regulators.
Our paint-free colour system offers nano-structural surface colouring at ambient temperature, without the air-borne emissions.
Cirrus Hybrid™ is a patented family of coating systems for light metal alloy and 3D- printed components, specifically aluminium, magnesium, and titanium, that is 75% thinner, lighter and 5x more energy efficient to apply than competing systems.
Mg Defender™ improves the corrosion resistance and durability of Mg alloys with a sustainable, low cost advanced surface coating.
Until recently, the wider use of Mg alloys has been limited by their susceptibility to corrosion.
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