Xirallic is back! We have good news today that the Merck plant that produces Xirallic in Onahama, Japan, has re-opened. Closed since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, Merck‘s plant was not able to provide some pigments for auto producers.
Xirallic is the pigment that was missing to produce Corvette exterior colors Cyber Gray Metallic and Crystal Red Metallic Tintcoat.
Word is that it may take a little time to re-enter the production flow, but we expect that the missing colors will be available early in the 2012 Corvette production. Stay tuned!