Mechanical characterisation of lacquer coatings in automotive applications


In the automotive industry paint coatings are used as protection from corrosion and external damage. These lacquers are exposed to environmental influences such as extreme temperature fluctuations or moisture and salt. In addition, automotive coatings must exhibit a certain toughness to make them resistant to stone chips and scratches, for example, in car washes. This requires the right balances between hardness and elasticity.