Automotive Coatings

Serving the automotive coatings market


Whether you need help designing or developing a new product, changing an existing product or need assistance with scale-up or production troubleshooting, 1st Source Research can assist you with our 20 + years of experience in automotive coatings. We perform work on coatings for passenger cars, light commercial vehicles and heavy commercial vehicles.


We are experts in all four functional layers of automotive coatings: electrocoat, primer, basecoat and clearcoat.  1st Source specializes in water-borne, high-solid solvent-borne and conventional solvent-borne product technologies. (Epoxies, Acrylics, Polyesters and Polyurethanes)


1st Source can assist with the design of new chemistries or tweak existing chemistries to enhance performance properties such as easy paintability, high and low temperature resistance, UV stability, corrosion protection and scratch resistance.  Our chemists are experienced in scale-up with knowledge of the chemistries, the equipment and have extensive experience with in-line reaction monitoring.


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