PPG receives clearcoat approvals from Chrysler

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Dec. 3, 2013 – Chrysler Group LLC has given its approval for use of innovative clearcoat products from PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business for warranty repairs on all Chrysler vehicles. The approved PPG clearcoats are ENVIROBASE® High Performance EC800 Ultra Fast 2.1 Clearcoat, DELTRON® DC2000 Ultra Velocity Clearcoat and NEXA AUTOCOLOR® P190-6800 HS Express Clearcoat.

Extensive testing has affirmed the three clearcoats’ key attributes: quick drying, no flash time between coats, no baking and the ability to polish within approximately 30 minutes of application. With their reduced cycle times, the clearcoats can improve productivity, increase efficiency and cut energy costs while still delivering outstanding gloss, appearance and durability.

“We are very satisfied with the performance of these premium PPG clearcoats and very comfortable giving our approval for their use,” said a Chrysler spokesperson. “The clearcoats are user-friendly, which our dealers’ collision center staffs will welcome, and the end result – an exceptional appearance – is something our customers will appreciate. PPG is helping us provide the high-quality finishes we expect our vehicles to display.”

EC800 Ultra Fast 2.1 Clearcoat is part of the Envirobase High Performance waterborne system by PPG and is a 2.1 VOC (volatile organic compound) air-dry clearcoat. P190-6800 HS Express Clearcoat is a 2.1 VOC air-dry compliant clearcoat designed for use with the AQUABASE® Plus waterborne refinish system by PPG. Deltron DC2000 Ultra Velocity Clearcoat is a versatile clearcoat suitable for use with Deltron DBC, GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM® and Envirobase High Performance basecoats.

For more information about these and other PPG products, call 800-647-6050 or visit the PPG Automotive Refinish website at www.ppgrefinish.com.

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PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

 
Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark and Aquabase, Deltron, Envirobase, Global Refinish System and Nexa Autocolor are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
 
 
Contact:
Cindy Schauer
PPG Automotive Refinish
440-572-2800
schauer@ppg.com
www.ppgrefinish.com
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