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PPG Electrocoat History and Timeline

Discover PPG’s history of making history in the electrocoating industry.

1961

 

Initial development of electrocoat begins at PPG

1963

 

Filled first electrocoat tank with anodic electrocoat for automobile bodies

1969

 

Ultrafiltration process patents issued to PPG

1971

 

Filled the world's first cathodic electrocoat tank

1971

 

PPG designed and installed the first anolyte system

1976

 

Automotive bodies first commercially coated with PPG cathodic electrocoat

1979

 

First to commercialize a one-coat cathodic acrylic electrocoat

1981

 

PPG introduces the first high film build electrocoat

1991

 

PPG commercializes the first two-coat electrodeposition process

1994

 

PPG introduces lead-free cathodic epoxies

1995

 

First to introduce high performance, low VOC, HAPs free anodic acrylics

1998

 

PPG commercializes a single component electrocoat paint feed.

2000

 

PPG introduces FrameCoat® - High edge coverage, zero rust spot electrocoat for truck frames.

2001

 

PPG introduces POWERCRON® finishes for bulk coating of fasteners and small parts

2006

 

PPG introduces ELECTROCLEAR® – Decorative clear acrylic electrocoats

2007

 

PPG introduces ELECTROCOLOR® – Decorative colors for ELECTROCLEAR®


PPG Electrocoat Contact
PPG Industries, Inc.
151 Colfax Street
Springdale, PA 15144

Phone:

800-774-3262
724-274-4500

Fax:

724-274-3333

E-mail:

ecoatinfo@ppg.com