In order to become even more competitive within the appliance market, Whirlpool identified the paint process as a possible source of reducing their production costs. One of the main areas of focus was reducing the coating thickness.

Long time partners, AkzoNobel and Whirlpool worked together to research ways to reduce coating thickness without compensating on coverage or protection. Interpon Extra technology – specifically Interpon AF and Interpon XTR have been doing exactly that for many years, and the technology continues to go from strength to strength.