New PPG and Nexa Brand Products Gain Chrysler Approval
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – October 20, 2010 – Chrysler has approved, for North America, a new line of low-VOC PPG and Nexa clears, primers and sealers for world-wide use on its vehicles. Each product was subjected to Chrysler’s wide-ranging tests and evaluations to make certain it could meet the company’s particularly high quality standards for warranty repairs. The products have all been developed expressly for use with PPG’s previously approved Envirobase® High Performance or Nexa’s Aquabase Plus™ waterborne basecoats.
Chrysler’s approval encompasses PPG’s EC700 series of clears, ECP10 series of primers and ECS20/ECS60 series of sealers. The Nexa series of P190-6759/6790 clears, P565-314x/212x sealers, and P565-540x primers have also been approved. EC700 series and Nexa P190-6759/6790 are characterized as “one-visit clears” which eliminates the need for long flash times between coats. This feature reduces cycle times without compromising the quality and appearance high-production shops require.
“We are happy to place these PPG products to Chrysler’s approved list,” said Doug Beuke, PPG Product Manager. “We have worked with Chrysler for years and the development of high-quality, low-VOC coatings that reduce negative environmental impact is something Chrysler appreciates.”
Chrysler also approved PPG’s D8113 matt clear coat. While other clears use flattening agents to achieve low gloss, D8113 was specifically created in a matt finish to address growing OEM trends.
PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Founded in 1883, the company serves customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, PPG operates in more than 60 countries around the globe. Sales in 2009 were $12.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.