To commemorate its 75th anniversary, Jeep rolled out Anniversary Special Edition models of several vehicles. Exclusive details included distinct vehicle colors and trim packages on the 2016 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited fleet. The specialized bronze-colored trim package along with off-road bumpers are painted and protected with TCI Powder Coatings.
Ever since Henry Ford in 1909 offered the Model T in “any color you want – as long as it’s black,” paint has been an important consideration for manufacturers. Ford opted to limit consumer choices in order to support the efficient production of as many vehicles as possible.
Jotun has analyzed the first-ever five-year dry-docking of a vessel treated with its Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) system. The data revealed that Gearbulk’s Penguin Arrow, coated with Jotun’s SeaQuantum X200 in September 2010, recorded an estimated fuel saving and CO2 emission reduction of $1.5million and 12,055 tonnes respectively, across the 60-month period.
PPG announced that three projects finished with PPG protective and marine coatings products were recognized by the Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC) at its annual Structure Awards ceremony, during the SSPC Annual Conference and Exhibition in Tampa, Florida.
When a major American automotive manufacturer faced changing production demands, excessive waste and difficult controls in its paint shop sealant dispense system, the company looked to Supply Systems from Graco® Inc. for a solution.
Waterproofing plays an extremely important role in protecting every aspect of a structure's construction. Knowing which waterproofing coverage to specify for a particular structure is more than just a science; it is an art form.
PPG has donated a boom operator compartment side window and will donate military aircraft coatings to the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate in Ashland, Nebraska, for restoration of an EC-135C aircraft that was one of the last to fly as the U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command’s “Looking Glass.”
Pittsburgh-based corporations PNC Financial Services Group and PPG have played integral roles in the development of sustainable architecture. PNC has more newly constructed LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified green buildings than any company in the world, while its Steel City-based neighbor is the only building products company to offer customers such as PNC single-source access to sustainable glass, coatings and paints.
Our May issue focuses on sustainability, specialty chemicals, automotive coatings and manufacturing equipment. This issue will also be distributed at the Eastern Coatings Show in Atlantic City, May 15-17, 2017.