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The move to waterborne refinish basecoat is an effective solution for lowering VOC emissions—improving air quality and our environment. The transition can be seamless and productive when the right choices are made concerning technology, equipment, and preparation.
In that light, this special section of the PPG Automotive Refinish website is designed to provide a greater understanding of waterborne technology and how PPG is helping customers make the move to waterborne both successful and profitable.
“We decided to get a jump start on the technology we feel will inevitably be mandated for the Great Lakes region.” – Todd McCallum,LaFontaine Automotive GroupRead More
“From the orientation of the metallics to the layout of color, the PPG system is very simple to use.” – Ron Warren,Cook's Collision CentersRead More
“Our main concern was how well the product would work in the wet climate of the Pacific Northwest...we shouldn't have worried. We are able to dry the paint just as fast, using handheld driers.” – Rick Stoker,Dick Hannah Collision CenterRead More
The conversion process is easier than you think. Here, you'll find a timeline with guidelines on how to make the switch.
There's no question—with lower solvents, waterborne can help the environment. This section details the benefits of waterborne paint systems and relevant VOC rules in place around the world.
Not sure what's needed to convert to a waterborne system? This section contains information about the equipment you need.
See what people have asked PPG about waterborne paint systems and technology with these frequently asked questions.
PPG makes it easy for you to get marketing materials for our waterborne paint systems, either Aquabase® Plus or Envirobase® High Performance. Check out the PPG Marketing Kits available in the United States or Canada.
With more than a decade of experience developing waterborne paint systems, PPG offers waterborne products with a proven history of success. Here's a history of PPG's waterborne development.
PPG's waterborne paint systems are successful because the technology is researched and developed waterborne paint with you in mind.
The move to waterborne paint systems in North America is still in its infancy, but testimonials from early adopters of the PPG Envirobase® High Performance and Nexa Autocolor Aquabase® Plus systems is good indication that making the switch achieves very positive results.
PPG is committed to providing the level of training , technical support and services required for shops to make a smooth and successful transition to waterborne.