I-CAR Canada offers points for PPG waterborne systems
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO – April 9, 2009 – PPG Industries has announced that I-CAR will offer points for PPG Envirobase® High Performance and Nexa Autocolor Aquabase® Plus through its Industry Training Alliance program. The training will make life easier for shops converting to waterborne systems as their workers will have the necessary skills needed to use these systems to their full potential. PPG offers a one day course which includes both classroom and hands on training. This course is held at PPG training facilities where appropriate or at community colleges across Canada. This course is a prerequisite for shops wishing to convert to PPG’s industry leading waterborne basecoats. People who attend this course also receive an application CD and simplified instructions on the use of the product.
“I-CAR recognizes the importance of lowering VOC emissions in an effort to help the environment,” says John Edelen, President and CEO of I-CAR. “PPG classes are among many excellent solutions available for training in waterborne technology, and we’re pleased that individuals taking them can apply for I-CAR points through this partnership between PPG and I-CAR.”
PPG has been a pioneer with automotive refinish waterborne products since the introduction of the first commercialized refinish waterborne basecoat in 1992 featuring innovative anti-settle technology. Taking advantage of its global research and colour capabilities, PPG continued to add refinements and innovations to its waterborne offerings. Today, PPG Envirobase® High Performance and Nexa Autocolor Aquabase® Plus systems are among the best in waterborne technology, and are successfully used by over 26,000 collision centers across North America and Europe.
With this training, waterborne conversion becomes easier. The PPG Envirobase® High Performance and Nexa Autocolor Aquabase® Plus systems are just as easy to use as solvent-borne systems and require no special additives. They feature a complete range of simple-to-blend non-stir toners. Superior colour accuracy provides consistent colour and metallic control across many application techniques.
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2008 were $15.8 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.
I-CAR, founded in 1979, is an international not-for-profit training organization dedicated to improving the quality, safety, and efficiency of auto collision repair for the ultimate benefit of consumers.