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

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