Automotive paint is paint used on automobiles for both protection and decoration purposes. Water-based acrylic polyurethane enamel paint is currently the most widely used paint for reasons including reducing paint's environmental impact. Modern automobile paint is applied in several layers, with a total thickness of around 100 µm (0.1mm).
Automotive paint, one of the most vital parts of automobile, is applied on automobiles to preserve them from corrosion and oxidation. They are used extensively for painting exterior and interior of automobiles and serve a dual purpose of decoration as well as protection. The different products that fall under automotive paints are electro coats, powder coats, basecoat and clear coat. Availability of various choices of color is boosting the automotive paints market.
The global automotive paint market is projected to witness an above-average growth over the next couple of years. Demand for automotive paints is growing due to constant improvements in their property and functionality. Today, automotive paints are not only used for beautification of the vehicles but also to enhance surface durability.
Automotive paint market is segmented on the basis of vehicle type, coat type, texture type, technology and geography. The vehicle type segment comprises of light commercial vehicles, heavy commercial vehicles and passenger cars. On the basis of coat types, the market is further classified as base coat, clear coat, primer coat and electro coat.