Conservation of Resources-Organic Surface Coatings 750343
with the trend toward decrease in demand rather than an increase in supply, the present petroleum resources can fill the need of the automobile production industry, at least through 1975. Assuming, furthermore, that environmental and energy conservation legislation will continue pressuring industry, the automobile surface coating industry is taking steps to devise new methods of production to comply with these demands while still maintaining efficiency.
Although the rising cost of other raw materials must also be considered, the surface coating industry foresees the use of water-based topcoats and primers as both an economically and environmentally safe technique. If humidity control cost seems to be more expensive than planned, powder-based coats and new curing methods could prove to be even more efficient.