Mercedes-Benz To Use Nanotechnology In Paint - New Product

Four years of development are set to pay off for Mercedes-Benz with nanotechnology being used to produce a new clear lacquer. The lacquer uses nano-sized ceramic particles to make it more scratch-resistant than conventional paint.

The paint will initially be used on the E, S, CL, SL and SLK-Class model series. The ceramic nanoparticles harden in the paintshop oven to form an extensive cross-linked network. This network provides a three-fold improvement in the scratch resistance of the paintwork and with a 40 % improvement in paint gloss when compared to conventional clear lacquers.

The paint system is suitable for both metallic and non-metallic paints and also meets Mercedes environmental standards.

Posted 4th December 2003

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this article?

Leave your feedback
Your comment type

While we only use edited and approved content for Azthena answers, it may on occasions provide incorrect responses. Please confirm any data provided with the related suppliers or authors. We do not provide medical advice, if you search for medical information you must always consult a medical professional before acting on any information provided.

Your questions, but not your email details will be shared with OpenAI and retained for 30 days in accordance with their privacy principles.

Please do not ask questions that use sensitive or confidential information.

Read the full Terms & Conditions.