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PPG Launches EC530 ENV Performance Clearcoat with Short Bake Cycle

Published on 2014-11-06. Author : SpecialChem

 STRONGSVILLE, Ohio -- PPG Industries' automotive refinish business has introduced EC530 EN-V™ Performance Clearcoat, an easy-to-use clearcoat with premium gloss retention over waterborne basecoat, which meets or exceeds regulatory requirements in all U.S. and Canadian regions. The new clearcoat is the latest addition to the leading ENVIROBASE® High Performance refinish system by PPG.

“EC530 is a significant expansion of the Envirobase High Performance system,” said Tim Jones, PPG waterborne segment manager. “This is an excellent, compliant clearcoat for our waterborne basecoat. It’s easy to use and works quickly to help shops improve productivity and throughput. It also consistently provides the beautiful finish, gloss and appearance expected of PPG products. We believe these are features collision centers and their customers will find very attractive.”

According to Jones, EC530 uses a traditional two-coat application process. With four available reducers, it works across a wide spectrum of temperature and humidity conditions. The new clearcoat has a short bake cycle of 25 minutes or can air dry in less than four hours. It requires no polishing; however, dirt nibs can be buffed immediately after cooldown.

The Envirobase High Performance refinish system features easy-to-use products for best-in-class color accuracy and durability as well as improved productivity. The system now includes an array of primers and clears developed specifically to work with its waterborne basecoat to create a completely integrated paint system.

The Envirobase High Performance brand now displays refreshed packaging and a new marketing tagline, “Engineered for Excellence,” that makes a clear statement about the development of the products and the performance qualities customers can expect.

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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