PPG SX1071 and Nexa Autocolor P565-9880 Low-VOC Etch Primers approved by GM for Warranty Repairs
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – September 8, 2009 – PPG’s new SX1071 and Nexa Autocolor™ P565-9880 Etch Primers have been approved by General Motors for use in warranty repairs on its vehicles. Part of the PPG OneChoice® product line, 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. The P565-9880 has similar properties and is designed for use with the Nexa Autocolor product line.
“It’s very rewarding that suppliers like PPG continue to develop superior products that offer our customers high-quality repairs,” said Brian Dotterer, General Motors Advanced Material Development Manager.
The approval comes as a result of extensive and rigorous testing and evaluation to ensure SX1071 and P565-9880 meet GM’s demanding quality standard known as Specification GMW15406. SX1071 and P565-9880 now join a long list of other GM-approved PPG coatings from the Global Refinish System®, Deltron® and Nexa Autocolor lines.
“PPG is pleased to be able to meet the high quality and durability benchmarks GM demands,” said Kevin Loop, PPG OEM business development manager. “The SX1071 and P565-9880 approval covers all of GM’s vehicle brands. Fulfilling their refinish needs and living up to their expectations is something to be proud of.”
SX1071 and P565-9880 are both a 5.5 pounds-per-gallon VOC product compliant with the low-VOC auto refinish regulations in California. Similar regulations will go into effect in Canada in 2010. Both also feature a fast dry formula 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, fleet or commercial performance coatings system.
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.