PPG Industries was named a finalist in the 2008 Automotive News PACE Award program for its Green Logic paint detackifier. Used by domestic, European and Japanese automakers, Green Logic paint detackifier is added to the water wash system in automotive paint spray booths to denature and remove over-sprayed paint.
PPG Industries was named a finalist and received honorable mention in the 2008 Automotive News PACE Award program. The PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence) Award recognizes innovation, technological advancement and business performance of suppliers that contribute products, processes, information technology, materials or services directly to the manufacture of cars or trucks. It is presented jointly by Automotive News, Microsoft, SAP and Transportation Research Center Inc.
A five-time PACE Award winner, PPG was named a finalist in the manufacturing process and capital equipment category for Green Logic paint detackifier. Used by domestic, European and Japanese automakers, Green Logic paint detackifier is added to the water wash system in automotive paint spray booths to denature and remove over-sprayed paint. The patented formula, which incorporates chitosan derived from crab, lobster and shrimp shells, provides an environmentally responsible alternative to detackifiers derived from non-renewable, petroleum-based raw materials or based on chemistries containing residual-free formaldehyde.
Green Logic paint detackifier has been named “best in class” by OEM users and nominated for many environmental awards because it helps automakers realize performance gains in paint detackification and overall paint spray booth operations. It also offers greater ease of operation and savings from reduced spray booth maintenance, biocide use and wastewater treatment. For more information, visit thePPG Automotive Coatings website.
PPG also received honorable mention in the manufacturing process and capital equipment category for 100 percent Esta bell waterborne basecoat - a European technology that uses a one-coat bell application. The environmentally responsible basecoat enables automotive manufacturers to reduce overall system costs and improve first-run capability without sacrificing performance by eliminating the need for a second pass of basecoat while still producing light metallic color matches that satisfy automakers’ requirements.
Also receiving an honorable mention for coatings was BASF Coatings, Southfield, MI, for its Eco2 AdBloc product.
The Automotive News PACE Award honors suppliers who have embraced innovation or adapted and reinvented themselves to exceed the constantly rising expectations of their OEM customers and automotive consumers. The finalist and honorable mention companies were chosen from a thorough review of written submissions. In the coming months a panel of judges from industry, academia and business will conduct site visits for finalists to select winners, who will be announced in Detroit on April 14, 2008.
For more information about the 2008 PACE Awards, visitthe Automotive News website. PPG’s website is atwww.ppg.com, and BASF’s website is atwww.basf-coatings.com.
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