PPG Industries was recognized with an R&D Magazine “R&D 100” award for the development of a two-coat automotive electrodeposition process.
PPG Industries Inc., Pittsburgh, was recognized with an R&D Magazine “R&D 100” award for the development of a two-coat automotive electrodeposition process. PPG’s “Power-Prime” system applies two coatings by immersing negatively charged vehicle bodies in positively charged coating baths — a corrosion-inhibiting primer followed by a full-body anti-chip primer-surfacer. The first commercial application of the system recently began operation at a DaimlerChrysler assembly plant in Brazil, and the process is being evaluated by automakers worldwide, PPG said. The company has captured seven R&D 100 awards in eight years, including a 1998 prize for its Enviracryl automotive powder clearcoat.
Company News: PPG Industries
September 7, 2000