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Volvo paintshop is environmentally optimised

Volvo Truck launched its all-new FH truck in the spring to much acclaim. The paintshop is one of the most environmentally-optimised in the world. Today each cab requires about 4 litres of paint – that’s half the amount used just ten years ago.

Volvo Trucks says it wants to invest in an environment-friendly vehicle, so the paint shop has been modernised and production has been made more efficient in a series of steps, and as a result consumption of paint and solvent as well as emissions to the air have been significantly reduced.

In 1998 these emissions were about 70 grams per square metre of cab surface, and now the figure sets in less than 10 grams, which is way below the EU’s limit of 55 grams per square metre.