Infrared Curing Times Added to Data Sheets
June 4, 2019—Infrared curing times have been added to the technical data sheets for most major automotive refinish paint companies, providing painters more clarity when using short wave and medium wave infrared curing systems.
The technical data sheets (TDS) for Axalta, BASF, PPG and Sherwin-Williams brands now indicate how long paint should be cured with short wave and medium wave infrared (IR) technology, such as REVO Accelerated Curing Systems from Global Finishing Solutions (GFS).
The addition of infrared curing times to technical data sheets gives technicians assurance that IR technology is safe to use and helps them identify how long to use infrared systems with their specific coating. This also means a paint’s warranty now extends to infrared curing. Painters are covered under the warranty as long as they follow the specifications on the TDS.
If a new clear coat is released, a technician using IR technology can easily reference the TDS and compare the specifications for curing times to their current clear coat to make a more informed purchasing decision.