Bayer AG says it cures more than headaches. A few European carmakers are about to test that slogan as they begin trials of new automotive finishes that can be baked at temperatures less than 212°F (100°C). Conventional bake temperatures range up to 320°F (160°C). The cooler-baking finishes are formulated from new polyurethane materials from Bayer that can allow car plants to finish metal vehicle panels and plastic add-ons in the same operation. The new coatings also can solve ...

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