Transportation Coatings

Transportation coatings have to meet a range of unique requirements for automotive OEM, automotive VR, truck and bus, and other areas of commercial transportation. These requirements can include color development, corrosion protection, scratch and mar resistance, protection for plastic substrates, meeting sustainability and eco-friendly practices, meeting consumer preferences, and more.

Lubrizol offers the transportation industry a diverse portfolio of resins, dispersants and specialty additives that enhance the appearance, durability and adhesion of transportation coatings, including both exterior and interior coating technologies. To find the ideal solution, our technical service specialists work side-by-side with customers to personally guide them through the product selection process. To address unique challenges, we can tailor a formulation to meet customer-specified production and performance requirements.

Working with customers, we provide innovative solutions for automotive OEM coatings, automotive VR coatings, truck and bus coatings, and other areas of commercial transportation. Our solutions provide enhanced coating durability, protecting finishes from corrosion, chemicals, scratches and UV damage. We deliver aesthetic qualities that enhance color and vibrancy, provide high initial and long-term gloss, and exceptional overall appearance. Our approach is to understand what is important to coating manufacturers, transportation manufacturers and consumers so that we can address the challenges important to the industry.

With solutions for both solvent-borne and water-borne automotive systems for automotive OEM coatings, automotive VR coatings and a number of commercial transportation coatings, Lubrizol can help meet difficult benchmarks for performance, efficiency and profitability for value-added, long-lasting transportation coatings.


Technologies commonly used in transportation coating applications include dispersants, resins, wax additives, and specialty additives.


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