Mack plant converts to Imron finishing

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Mack Trucks increased production in its Macungie, Pa., plant by 25 percent after converting to DuPont Coating Solutions’ DuPont finishing system.

The Macungie facility is the latest American heavy-duty truck plant to use the technology. The transition began last August.

The technology saves time since trucks usually go through the bake process twice – once for the basecoat and once for the clearcoat. But because of Imron’s rapid flash time, both color and clear can be applied in one process.

Based on the successful conversion of the Macungie plant, the New River Valley plant in Dublin, Va., which produces the Mack and Volvo brands, will begin converting to Imron Elite in the third quarter of 2005.