DuPont has introduced two new water-based finishes. DuPont™ Cromax® Pro was designed to help collision repair shops meet stricter emissions regulations that take effect in 2009 in California. DuPont™ Imron® ZV HG polyurethane enamel is a water-based version of a coating that became known for its “wet look.”

The introduction of two new DuPont water-based finishes reportedly marks the company’s 30th year of developing coatings with reduced environmental impact. DuPont™ Cromax® Pro was designed to help collision repair shops meet stricter emissions regulations that take effect in 2009 in California. Similar regulations are expected in Canada. New DuPont™ Imron® ZV HG polyurethane enamel is a water-based version of a coating that became known for its “wet look.”

“Our track record of reducing the use of solvents and their contribution to greenhouse gas formation began in the late 1970s,” said Terry Caloghiris, group vice president, DuPont Coatings & Color Technologies. “With these products, we can help our customers meet their own sustainability goals while maintaining or enhancing performance.”

DuPont Industrial Coatings also is working on new water-based products in addition to DuPont™ Imron® ZV HG polyurethane enamel, which is designed for use in areas where durability and appearance are paramount. According to the company, the new chemistry greatly reduces the release of volatile organic compounds.

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