The plant will use an innovative three-wet paint process that applies all three paint layers in succession, before the vehicle goes into the oven. Nissan’s previous process required the vehicle to bake in between the primer application and the topcoat layers. Implementation of this new technology reduces energy consumption, cost and emissions while increasing production efficiency.
The state-of-the-art facility is capable of reducing energy consumption by 30 percent, carbon emissions by 30 percent and volatile organic compound (VOCs) emissions by 70 percent.
The 250,000 square-foot footprint plant is located adjacent to Nissan’s existing vehicle assembly plant in Tennessee and replaces Nissan’s previous paint system that has been in service for nearly 30 years.
by Nissan News: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-debuts-efficient-new-smyrna-paint-plant