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PPG to Open Application Development Center for Liquid Coatings at Oak Creek Plant

Published on 2015-09-22. Author : SpecialChem

PITTSBURGH -- PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has broken ground on a new application development center for liquid coatings at its Oak Creek, Wisconsin, plant.

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The state-of-the-art facility will support development of custom formulations of liquid coatings that apply well and consistently in varying application conditions, and it will enable PPG to simulate customer production lines for new coatings and application trials and for application training.

Scheduled to open in February 2016, the center will include advanced equipment such as multiple curing ovens, robotic paint applicators and spray booths with temperature and humidity controls to help mimic processes and environments in various customers’ plants. The abilities to simulate actual production conditions and to test applications on large and complex shapes and parts will enable PPG technical experts to engage closely with customers during development and testing, offering new opportunities to identify and address potential problems and to refine application training. The facility also will further enhance the SECURE LAUNCH EXCELLENCE process capabilities of PPG’s industrial coatings business. Kevin Braun, PPG vice president, industrial coatings, Americas, said the investment shows PPG’s commitment to developing innovative coatings along with its customers. “At PPG, we understand the challenges and demands our customers face every day. This new facility will enhance our ability to work collaboratively with them to develop next-generation liquid coatings formulations that help them reduce manufacturing complexities and make coated products that last longer and look better.”

As one of the world’s leading coatings companies, PPG offers a comprehensive array of powder, electrocoat, pretreatment and liquid products for metal finishing to manufacturers in numerous industries. In addition to providing a broad range of coatings and a full spectrum of color choices, PPG backs its products with 50 years of experience in industrial coatings and technical expertise delivered through an international customer support network to help solve tough coatings challenges.

About PPG: Bringing Innovation to the Surface

PPG Industries' vision is to be one of the world’s leading coatings companies by consistently delivering high-quality, innovative and sustainable solutions that customers trust to protect and beautify their products and surroundings. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG provides added value to customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation 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 more than 70 countries around the world.

Source: PPG
 


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