Chrysler approves new PPG low-VOC etch primers for warranty repairs


STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 15, 2010 – New SX1071 and Nexa Autocolor P565-9880 Etch Primers from PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business have received approval from Chrysler Group, LLC, for warranty repairs on its vehicles.

SX1071 is a low-volatile organic compound, two-component acid etch primer designed to provide excellent adhesion and corrosion resistance to properly prepared steel and aluminum surfaces while offering fast dry characteristics. It is part of the OneChoice coatings product line by PPG. P565-9880 has comparable properties and is compatible with Nexa Autocolor coatings products.

Approval was granted following a series of wide-ranging and thorough tests and evaluations to ensure SX1071 and P565-9880 met Chrysler’s rigorous quality standards. With the approval, SX1071 and P565-9880 become part of an extensive list of other Chrysler-approved PPG coatings from the Global Refinish System, Deltron and Nexa Autocolor coatings lines.

“Meeting the high quality and durability benchmarks Chrysler demands is challenging,” said Kevin Loop, PPG OEM business development manager. “We appreciate their recognition of our products’ capabilities and are proud to live up to Chrysler’s expectations. SX1071 and P565-9880 will help collision repair and refinish centers deliver vehicle finishes equal in appearance to the OEM finish.”

SX1071 and P565-9880 are both 5.5 pounds-per-gallon VOC products that are compliant with the low-VOC auto refinish regulations in California and those that will go into effect in Canada in 2010. Both products also feature a fast-dry formula, are chromate-free and secure adhesion to most metal substrates.

OneChoice coatings products are PPG’s universal ancillary line of specialty products designed for use with any PPG automotive 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
PPG Automotive Refinish
440-572-2800
cfields@ppg.com
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