HIROSHIMA – Mazda Motor Corp. will begin transitioning to water-based paints at its global manufacturing facilities starting next year, with its Japanese plants the first to completely do away with solvent-based paints, officials say. “We are developing the technology to apply water-based paint in our 3-coat (wet-paint) system,” which currently uses low-solvent paint, senior research engineer Takakazu Yamane tells Ward’s. The application of water-based paints in traditional ...

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