CANNES, France – AkzoNobel’s Interpon has become the first-ever full-body monocoat powder coating to be used on a passenger vehicle in Europe. Showcased at the Cannes SURCAR 2011 Congress, the Citroën DS4 is the first-ever passenger vehicle in Europe to be exhibited using matt black textured powder coatings on the car body.
After initial trials with PSA PEUGEOT CITROËN, the parent company of the Citroën DS4, a model was produced using Interpon A 5000, and the decision was made by PSA Peugeot Citroën to showcase the car and its new coating system in Cannes.
Powder coatings as a body coating alternative mark the start of a new era for automotive manufacturers who are keen to reduce both their carbon footprint and their costs without compromising on technical quality or performance. The powder mono-coat system reduces the number of process steps and enables a significant reduction in energy consumption.