Ford Gives Approval to New PPG and Nexa Brand products
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – October 28, 2010 – A new line of low-VOC PPG and Nexa clears, primers and sealers has received approval in North America for use on Ford cars and trucks. The approval is on a global basis and directed toward warranty repairs of Ford vehicles. The PPG and Nexa products have all been produced specifically for use with PPG’s Envirobase® High Performance or Nexa’s Aquabase Plus™ waterborne basecoats which have already been approved for use by Ford. The new products were all extensively tested and evaluated by Ford to make certain they could meet the standards of quality the vehicle manufacturer demanded.
“Once again PPG has provided us with the consistently high product quality we expect from them in all their products,” said Gerry Bonanni, Ford Senior Engineer, Paint and Body Repair. “These new, ecologically sensitive, low-VOC coatings will make a welcome addition to the already long list of PPG products we have approved.”
The approvals cover several product lines including PPG’s EC700 series clears, ECP10 series primers and ECS20/ECS60 series sealers. Also approved are Nexa P190-6759/6790 clears, P565-314x/312x sealers, and P565-540x primers. Intended as “one-visit clears,” EC700 series and Nexa P190-6759/6790 eliminate the long flash times between coats reducing cycle time with no compromise on the quality and appearance required by high-production shops. In addition, Ford approved PPG’s D8113 matt clear coat which has flattening properties built into the clear to further support a growing trend in the OEM market.
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.