Glasurit has introduced Eco-Balance Air-Drying direct-to-metal primer filler, which it said offers outstanding ‘sprayability’, and excellent sanding properties and corrosion resistance. According to Glasurit, the low-energy solution creates a highly sustainable process, making it the first of its kind.
The Eco Balance Air-Drying DTM primer is part of the AraClass range of undercoats, which Glasurit said is one of the most sustainable undercoat ranges available.
According to Glasurit, the primer filler enables body shops to maximise efficiency and reduce energy consumption. Due to the direct-to-metal application, body shops can shorten process times by up to 17 per cent. As a result of Glasurit’s air-drying technology, no energy is needed to cure the primer, allowing customers to save up to 75 per cent of total energy consumption. This means that body shops can return cars to the road faster and save on labour costs.
“Particularly nowadays, saving time and energy is extremely crucial, especially with rising energy costs,” said Sally Jones, Head of Sales & Marketing, BASF Australia & New Zealand, Coatings. “These two solutions combined in one product will continue to support all our customers in navigating the challenging business environment that the industry currently faces.”
Glasurit said Eco Balance products help save fossil raw materials and are certified for significant reductions in carbon dioxide.
“We are proud to consistently support our customers’ plans to become more eco-effective by offering products with faster processes, low energy consumption and, overall, a highly sustainable process. We are taking this step together,” said Jones.