Hiroshima, Japan – Mazda has launched its new Aqua-tech Paint System at a plant in Japan, using new technology that limits emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) contained in paint, as well as carbon dioxide gas generated from the energy consumed during the vehicle painting process.
Mazda said that the limits of VOC emitted during the process achieve the world’s highest standards.
The Aqua-tech Paint System maintains the same CO2 emissions volume as the Three Layer Wet Paint System, which Mazda currently uses at all of its production facilities in Japan, but reduces VOC emissions by a further 57 per cent. The company said that at only 15 grams of VOC per square metre of vehicle body surface, the extremely low volume makes the Aqua-tech the least-polluting water-based paint system in the world. The new system also delivers improved paint quality.