The process of paint application, as industrial coatings contractors know, is a tedious procedure involving the application of primers, laying out the base paint, and topping it with enamels. These three processes can be quite time-consuming, because industrial coatings contractors apply the paint layers manually, and because of the waiting time involved as each layer of paint need to be reasonably dry before putting on the next layer. The use of bulky equipments can also be a problem during the painting process, as well as the energy consumption required in each stage of the paint application.

The solution to these problems during paint application is the 3-wet paint technology, which is so-called because the paints can be applied on top of each other even when wet. Industrial coatings contractors recognize the obvious benefits of the technology, which saves time and money during painting applications.

Recently, Ford announced its global implementation of the 3-wet paint technology for its painted vehicles, where the painting application is automated and requires the use of a painting booth, eliminating the use of costly equipments and gaining Ford as much as 20% time savings.

The technology is based in high-solids and solvent-borne paint formulation, producing fewer toxic emissions than regular paints, and successfully meeting all industry standards in chip/scratch/etch resistance, durability, and performance, which industrial coatings contractors and facility managers approve.

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