Toyota approves PPG clearcoats for Lexus repairs worldwide


Nov. 25, 2009 – Toyota has endorsed the worldwide use of clearcoats from the Global Refinish System, Deltron GRS and Nexa Autocolor coatings product lines from PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business for repair of Lexus LS vehicles. The approved products are Global Refinish System D8126 clearcoat, D8122 CeramiClear clearcoat, Nexa Autocolor P190-6490 clearcoat and Nexa Autocolor P190-6512 SR ceramic clearcoat.

Lexus recently adopted a newly developed OEM clear coating for its LS models. The clearcoat features two-component, cross-linking urethane with a softer, finer, more flexible structure to provide better protection against chipping and to make repairs easier. Use of the approved PPG refinish products throughout the Toyota distribution network will help to maintain the characteristics of the new Lexus production clearcoat.

“Toyota’s global approval of our new clearcoats is a major achievement,” said Steve Topczewski, PPG business development manager. “Lexus vehicles have a well-deserved reputation for world-class quality. Meeting their rigorous standards for refinish products and being able to support and maintain that quality level is something we are very proud of.”

Global Refinish System D8126 and D8122 CeramiClear clearcoats are new-generation finishes that use innovative nanoparticle technology to provide exceptional mar and scratch resistance. Nexa Autocolor P190-6490 clearcoat and Nexa Autocolor P190-6512 SR ceramic clearcoat are high-solids formulations that are also extremely mar- and scratch-resistant. All four products create a glasslike, hard surface for superior gloss retention and subsequent customer satisfaction.

The Global Refinish System D8126 and Nexa Autocolor P190-6490 clearcoats are intended for use in the United States and Canada. Lexus repairers in Europe and all other regions will use D8122 CeramiClear clearcoat and Nexa Autocolor P190-6512 SR ceramic clearcoat.

For more information about the Global Refinish System, Deltron GRS and Nexa Autocolor clearcoats, 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 and Nexa Autocolor are trademarks of PPG Industries.

 

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Contact:
Patricia Phountoucos
PPG Automotive Refinish, Europe
phountoucos@ppg.com
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