SYLMAR, CA – PPG Industries’ aerospace business has qualified a chromate-free exterior decorative primer with Boeing, enabling airlines, subcontractors and third-party painters to specify a complete “green” PPG Aerospace coatings system for new or repainted Boeing aircraft. DESOPRIME™ CF/CA 7502 epoxy primer is the only chromate-free primer on Boeing’s qualified product list for its BMS 10-72 (Revision Y) Exterior Decorative Paint specification.

“Desoprime CF/CA 7502 primer is a technology breakthrough that achieves exceptional corrosion resistance because of a proprietary PPG corrosion-inhibition package,” said Kevin Brooks, PPG Aerospace Global Segment Manager for original-equipment coatings. “Paint shops can also reduce environmental issues and waste removal costs when using this primer.”

PPG Aerospace now offers a complete green exterior coatings system qualified to BMS 10-72 that includes DESOTHANE® HS topcoat and DESOGEL™ EAP-9 metal pretreatment.