MÜNSTER, Germany – BASF has expanded its partnership with Nissan, now supplying the automaker with coatings for the Pathfinder and Infiniti models at its Smyrna plant in Tennessee. BASF supplies Nissan with e-coat, basecoat and clearcoat products. BASF is also working on more streamlined technologies with Nissan in emerging markets such as China.

 Nissan will be taking advantage of BASF’s 3 Wet waterborne coating technique, in which primer, basecoat and clearcoat are applied wet-on-wet, and then subsequently dried, eliminating one drying phase. This shortened process leads to shorter production time, less energy consumption, streamlined paint lines and lower emissions.