Below are excerpts of an interview with Masafumi Kume, director and general manager of the automotive coatings division at Kansai Paint Co. Ltd. Q: What will be the major trends in automotive paint technology in the coming 5 to 10 years, and do you envision any major technological breakthroughs? If so, what? A: We must make further improvements against acid rain, scratches and bumps. We must also expand the range of colors to give customers more choice. As for cost, we must find ways ...

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