We develop solutions that help optimize our client’s paint usage, reduce volatile emissions and lower energy consumption. When a new automotive assembly plant is built the area that requires the largest investment is the paint shop. This section uses more water and energy than the rest of the assembly plant so any contribution we can offer makes a huge difference. Normally, cars need at least four coats: electrophoretic protection, a surface primer, color and finally the clear coat. Between these layers there needs to be a baking process, resulting in at least three bakes for each car. Our goal is to reduce the baking processes to lower gas and energy consumption, as well as paint and water usage. Our B1:B2 compact process eliminates the surface primer and one of the bakes.
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Energy Management Manager
Volkswagen de México
Volkswagen is the world’s second-largest automobile manufacturer and its Puebla plant is its second largest outside Germany.
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PPG Mexico and North Latin America
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