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PPG Inaugurates Electrocoat Aerospace Primer Pilot Operation

Published on 2016-09-19. Author : SpecialChem

MARLY, France -- PPG has hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the PPG coatings research center in Marly, France, to open a new laboratory and inaugurate an electrocoat (e-coat) aerospace primer pilot operation. This is PPG’s second significant investment for an AEROCRON™ e-coat primer installation, increasing global application capability for customer education.

PPG’s Second Investment for an AEROCRON™ E-Coat Primer Installation

PPG Aerospace
Daniel Bencun, left, PPG aerospace coatings segment
manager for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region,
and Pascal Vanhamme, PPG manager of the Marly, France,
coatings research center, cut the ribbon during ceremonies
to open a new laboratory and inaugurate an AEROCRON™
electrocoat aerospace primer pilot system.

Like the first PPG e-coat aerospace primer system, which is located near Pittsburgh, the Marly installation will be used for customer application trials and qualifications.

Installation to Help in Customer Application Trials and Qualifications

Daniel Bencun, aerospace coatings segment manager for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, joined PPG Marly Manager Pascal Vanhamme in cutting the ribbon and opening the new e-coat laboratory.

“This is a unique capability and a significant asset designed to benefit PPG customers in this region,” Bencun said of the Aerocron e-coat primer pilot operation. He thanked the customers who attended for their trust and confidence in PPG’s capabilities.

“With keen understanding of its benefits, PPG adapted proven e-coat technology for corrosion resistance from automotive and industrial businesses to meet unique aerospace requirements,” Bencun said. He added that the company is committed to dedicating resources for customers to take advantage of this game-changing technology and optimize its efficiencies. “Investments in research and development like this one in Marly are important to e-coat technology adaptation and implementation within the aerospace industry.”

PPG Experts at the Event:

  • Demonstrated the Aerocron primer application process 
  • Discussed technical achievements and next steps for Aerocron e-coat 
  • Described current U.S. and European aerospace operational systems and future systems planned
  • Detailed estimated aircraft operational cost savings for fuel based on the reduced weight achieved by uniform coating thickness with the e-coat primer

PPG’s global aerospace business offers coatings, sealants, transparencies, packaging and application systems, and transparent armor, as well as chemical management and other services.

About PPG

PPG works every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that its customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, it solves its customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, it operates and innovates in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $15.3 billion in 2015. It serves customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets.  

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Source: PPG
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