PPG's New Low-VOC Etch Primers Approved by Chrysler for Warranty Repairs
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – January 15, 2010 – PPG’s new SX1071 and Nexa Autocolor™ P565-9880 Etch Primers have received approval by Chrysler Group, LLC., for warranty repairs on its vehicles. SX1071 is a low-VOC, 2-component acid etch primer specifically designed to provide excellent adhesion and corrosion resistance to properly prepared steel and aluminum surfaces while offering fast dry characteristics. It is part of the PPG OneChoice® product line. P565-9880 has comparable properties and is compatible with the Nexa Autocolor™ product line.
The approval was granted following a series of wide-ranging and thorough tests and evaluations to ensure SX1071 and P565-9880 meet Chrysler’s rigorous quality standards. With the approval, SX1071 and P565-9880, become part of an extensive list of other Chrysler-approved PPG coatings from the Global Refinish System®, Deltron® and Nexa Autocolor lines.
“Meeting the high quality and durability benchmarks Chrysler demands is challenging,” said Kevin Loop, PPG OEM business development manager. “We appreciate their recognition of our products’ capabilities and are proud to live up to Chrysler’s expectations. SX1071 and P565-9880 will help collision repair and refinish centers deliver vehicle finishes equal in appearance to the OEM finish.”
SX1071 and P565-9880 are both 5.5 pounds-per-gallon VOC products that are compliant with the low-VOC auto refinish regulations in California. Canada will put similar regulations into effect in 2010. Both products also feature a fast dry formula, are chromate free and secure adhesion to most metal substrates.
OneChoice is PPG’s universal ancillary brand of specialty products designed to be used with any PPG automotive coatings system.
For more information about PPG SX1071 and Nexa Autocolor P565-9880 Etch Primers and other PPG products, call 800/647-6050 or visit the PPG Automotive Refinish website at www.ppgrefinish.com.
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 http://www.ppg.com/.