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Visually Arresting Police Cars

Odds are, most of us tend to think of the police as grim-faced upholders of law and order, far removed from the world of aesthetic design. The next time you see one of their cars in your rear view mir...

January 1, 2009   Canadian Plastics



Odds are, most of us tend to think of the police as grim-faced upholders of law and order, far removed from the world of aesthetic design. The next time you see one of their cars in your rear view mirror, however, you may want to think again — in addition to slowing down.

American homeland security company Carbon Motors Corporation recently manufactured its E7 law enforcement vehicle, said to be the world’s first car with a 100 per cent paintfilm thermoplastic exterior.

The body panels for the E7 will be produced with combined technology from paintfilm technology supplier Soliant LLC, and chemical company BASF. Made with Soliant’s Flourex paintfilm line, the panels will include an enhanced UV-cured film technology with added scratch and mar resistance, allowing for the coating of a vehicle to be held to a minimum cost with less environmental impact. “The electrical power savings achieved using paintfilm instead of paint is 150,000 MW hours per year, which is the equivalent to the power consumption of 17,000 average U. S. homes,” said Alan Bratt, executive vice president of Carbon Motors.

Additionally, the paintfilm will not fade or peel over time, and is available in a wide range of colours, including two-tones, metallics, pearlescents, special effects and finishes including chrome and brushed chrome.

“Law enforcement officers deserve the best technologies,” Bratt said. “Including Flourex paintfilm brings added value to their vehicles, as well as streamlining production and enhancing environmental sustainability.”

Soliant LLC (Lancaster, S. C.); www.paintfilm.com;803-285-9401


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