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PPG Discusses Electrocoat & its Advantages for Fastener's Market in Shanghai

Published on 2014-10-09. Author : SpecialChem

SHANGHAI -- PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) industrial coatings business recently highlighted its electrocoat series for the fastener market in Shanghai. In the meeting attended by representatives from leading automobile manufacturers and the media, PPG discussed its industry-leading electrocoats and their advantages in protecting fasteners.

"The fastener market has been a strategic focus for PPG in recent years," said Jack Jiang, PPG general manager, specialty product group, China. "Through interactive events like this we can showcase the excellent performance of our products and thereby accelerate the rollout of our electrocoat products to the fastener market across the country."

Electrocoating is an established technology offering benefits such as sustainability, high coating uniformity and efficiency as well as superior corrosion protection. Its applications have expanded from auto body protection to many other markets.

PPG targeted the fastener market as early as a decade ago. Its high edge coverage technology is specifically optimized for fasteners and specially formulated to coat parts in bulk applications without part-to-part sticking. The electrocoating process can precisely control finish thickness and prevent paint buildup on small parts. It also offers excellent corrosion resistance and color consistency. The finishes and coating process are both chrome-free and lead-free. They help manufacturers reduce costs by enabling the use of bulk application processes while still giving a high-quality finish.

"Our electrocoat products are used widely in the North American fastener market," said Jason Lee, PPG industrial electrocoat product/equipment manager, Asia Pacific. "Now, we hope to introduce this advantageous coating process to China by providing comprehensive protection solutions for local fastener manufacturers."

In the 51 years since PPG launched its first industrial electrocoat service line, the company has worked to continuously improve e-coat technology and significantly enrich its applications. In addition to protecting car bodies and fasteners, PPG's electrocoat products help provide corrosion resistance to automotive parts, household appliances, computers and other electronic devices, and mechanical parts.

About PPG™

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be one of the world's leading coatings and specialty materials companies. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2013 were $15.1 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG).

Source: PPG™

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