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09. September 2008

Automotive Paints and Coatings

Hans-Joachim Streitberger, Karl-Friedrich Dössel (eds.), Wiley-VCH Verlag, Weinheim, Germany, 2nd ed., 2008, 500 p., hardcover, EUR 149.00, ISBN 978-3-527-30971-9

The title Automotive Paints and Coatings is now published in its second, completely revised and extended edition. The book covers all stages of painting of passenger cars and light trucks and describes state-of-the-art technology as well as paint materials used in these processes.

It characterises materials and concepts in body construction, discusses the pre-treatment of multimetal car bodies, and presents primer surfacers and top coats. It gives a comprehensive overview on polymeric engineering for automotive coating applications and outlines paint shop design and quality concepts.

It presents coatings for plastic parts, introduces the joining technology adhesive bonding, and describes in-plant repairs. New topics are colour control, specification and testing of coatings, as well as quality and supply concepts including valuable information on capital and legislation aspects.

As the only book of its kind it is the reference monograph for engineers in the automotive and paints and coatings industry as well as for students in the field.

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