PPG, NEXA AUTOCOLOR low-VOC etch primers approved by GM for warranty repairs


STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 8, 2009 – General Motors has approved new SX1071 and Nexa Autocolor P565-9880 etch primers from PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business for use in warranty repairs on its vehicles.

Part of the OneChoice product line from PPG, SX1071 is a low-volatile organic compound (VOC), two-component acid etch primer designed to provide excellent adhesion and corrosion resistance to properly prepared steel and aluminum surfaces while offering fast drying. The P565-9880 primer has similar properties and is designed for use with Nexa Autocolor coatings products.

“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 that SX1071 and P565-9880 meet GM’s demanding quality standard known as Specification GMW15406. SX1071 and P565-9880 join other GM-approved PPG products from the Global Refinish System, Deltron and Nexa Autocolor coatings 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 5.5 pounds-per-gallon VOC products, compliant with the low-VOC automotive refinish regulations in California. Similar regulations will go into effect in Canada in 2010. Both products also feature a fast-dry formula and secure adhesion to most metal substrates.

OneChoice products are PPG’s universal ancillary brand of specialty products designed to be used with any PPG automotive, fleet or commercial performance 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 Web site at www.ppgrefinish.com.

About PPG
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.

Deltron, Global Refinish System, Nexa Autocolor and OneChoice are trademarks of PPG Industries.

 

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Contact:
Calvinia Fields or Cindy Piazza
PPG Automotive Refinish
440-572-2800
cfields@ppg.com or piazza@ppg.com
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