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Nippon Paint launches Wet-on-Wet painting technology

Auto News - Published on Thu, 16 May 2019

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Economic Times reported that Nippon Paint, Asia's No 1 paint brand in terms of revenues, has pioneered a cutting edge technology painting of commercial vehicles. Nippon Paint has introduced its unique 'Wet on Wet Painting Technology' in India, with a focus on delivering a lean and extremely efficient painting process to the CV OEMs and major bus body manufacturers. The WoW technology solution will drastically reduce painting cycle time, energy requirement and labour cost and significantly improve productivity in the painting process. With rapid strides in product solutions, Nippon Paint aims to become the clear leader in the commercial vehicles segment space in India by 2021. The launch follows Nippon Paint's recently-announced unique express painting system for the automotive aftermarket.

Mr Sharad Malhotra, President Automotive, Commercial and Wood Coatings, Nippon Paint (India) said that "The Indian commercial vehicle industry is a focus sector for us. Our objective is to develop and introduce state-of-the-art high productivity solutions for the CV industry. We aim to drastically improve throughput for our customers without any major capital investment from their end. This is just the first step in our mission to introduce world-class products developed by our global R&D team that add tremendous value to our CV and light industrial customers.”

Mr Lewis Taylor, Global Technical Manager for Nippon Paint said that "The biggest challenge faced by Commercial Vehicle manufacturers in the painting process is how to optimize efficiency. Nippon Paint aims to solve this problem by delivering customized solutions that maximize efficiency based on customer-specific production lines and infrastructure. Our WoW technology solution minimizes sanding and baking processes, thereby delivering efficiency improvements of up to 50% and cost reduction of up to 20%.”

Mr Siddarth Sharma, Business Head for CV Coatings, Nippon Paint India said that "Nippon Paint prides itself on being the Paint Process Specialist for the CV industry. Our business process is led by our integrated paint and non-paint product solutions, technical expertise for painting lines and superior supply chain capabilities. Our OE and other customers are assured that quality paint jobs will be delivered every single time. With WoW painting technology, customers can now enjoy an extremely efficient system, with superior aesthetics.”

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Posted By : Sanju Moirangthem on Thu, 16 May 2019
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