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PPG Launches New Dissolvable Abrasive for Paint line Maintenance

Published on 2007-05-21. Author : SpecialChem

TROY, Mich. -- Total Service Solutions, a product management group of PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG), has introduced an innovative dissolvable abrasive called Clean Logic DA1 as part of its offering of Clean Logic paint line maintenance products and services.

When traditional paint line cleaners are not completely effective, abrasive additives are used to remove hard-to-clean residual soils that can cause paint defects. Unfortunately, the same abrasive additives that aid in cleaning often become sources of paint defects due to the difficulty of their removal from the paint line. Clean Logic DA1's dissolvable nature allows it to be removed easily from the paint line, greatly reducing its potential to cause subsequent paint defects. Also, the product's unique surface topography - a result of its custom cryogenic manufacturing - contributes to its abrasiveness, helping to reduce line-cleaning time.

"Clean Logic paint line maintenance products and services provide our customers with a superior alternative in the management of paint line maintenance activities," said Robert L. White, global director of product management, substrate protection systems and Total Service Solutions for PPG. "Paint line system audits, laboratory analysis, proven technologies and methodologies, coupled with Secure Launch practices by PPG, help to ensure that paint lines are clean and do not contribute to paint defects. The end result is improved first-run capability."

PPG Total Service Solutions - based in Troy, Michigan - is a leading global provider of services and specialty chemicals to the automotive market.

About PPG

Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company employs more than 30,000 people and has 125 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates in more than 20 countries. Sales in 2006 were $11 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York and Philadelphia stock exchanges (symbol: PPG).

Source: PPG

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