The global market for automotive coatings has changed significantly over the past decade, but for what reasons? One is the tenuous market which has affected the automotive industry. Additionally, there have been many changes in materials and process development, from conventional solvent coatings to more "green" options.
According to BCC Research's new report, Automotive Coatings: Technologies and Global Markets, a coating is a layer-forming substance that shields a substrate (i.e. surface or material) from potentially detrimental elements in its environment, as well as enhancing the substrate's appearance. Automotive coatings use different coatings according to the metals present in the body of a car.