Our Products

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Surface Treatment™

For surface treatment, performed before the coating process, we offer products such as SURFCLEANER™, a degreasing agent to remove oil and dirt from the steel surface before applying ED and general paint, and Surfdine™ and Surftech™, to form an inorganic film of zinc phosphate or zirconium metal oxide film.

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Electrocoat

Our ED PAINT provides rust protection in various weather conditions around the world, as well as excellent corrosion protection, chip resistance, and throwing power. This is the ultimate labor-saving coating system, as it requires no human labor from material loading to unloading.

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Surfacer/Basecoat/Clearcoat

Offerings include conventional primer and surfacer as well as our next generation WET-ON-WET TECHNOLOGY; eliminating an entire bake cycle from the conventional process. WET-ON-WET TECHNOLOGY significantly contributes to time and energy savings for automakers.

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Plastic Coatings

The automotive coatings market for plastic parts is complex and constantly evolving. Automotive OEMs are always looking to differentiate themselves with unique appearances or new colors; all this while increasing their demands for quality and durability.

The use of plastic has increased as car manufacturers strive to reduce vehicle weight and overall vehicle cost. The variety of plastic substrates used has also increased. In the 1980s, steel bumpers gave way to RIM (reaction injected molded) bumpers and have since evolved to thermoplastic olefin fascias. The use of composite plastics to replace metal components is an even more recent trend, requiring unique coating solutions.

On the inside of the vehicle, simple vinyl dashboards have become complex cockpits designed to enhance the driving experience with soft-feel materials and eye-catching metallic accents.

But regardless of the OEM specification, regardless of the substrate, regardless of color, NPAA has an approved product or can develop one to meet that need:

  • Waterborne and Solvent borne
  • Lacquer, 1-Component or 2-Component
  • High-bake or Low-bake
  • Low, Medium, or High-gloss

We supply complete paint systems:

  • A full range of primers and adhesion promoters for any substrate
  • Basecoat/Clearcoat
  • Monocoat
  • Lacquers

Mastering Fundamentals While Leading Innovation

A leading supplier of automotive paint and chemicals

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Nippon Paint Automotive Americas (NPAA) is an affiliate of the NIPPON PAINT AUTOMOTIVE COATINGS (NPAC) group.

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Our Locations
  • Lansing, IL
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Troy, MI
  • Chattanooga, TN (New location - under construction)
  • Silao, Mexico
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil
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