PPG has launched Enviro-Prime Epic 200R coatings, a suite of electrocoat (e-coat) products that the company says cure at lower temperatures than competing technologies. The company says the products will provide sustainability benefits for its automotive manufacturer customers, including lower energy use and reduced CO2 emissions at manufacturing facilities.
“This is a game-changing technology,” said Garry Grant, PPG Global Product Manager Substrate Protection Products, Automotive Coatings. “Conventional e-coats typically require higher oven temperatures to cure over thicker substrates and complex assemblies, resulting in uneven appearance and variations in colour. The PPG Enviro-Prime Epic 200R platform ensures well-cured films at lower baking temperatures, providing a more sustainable solution without sacrificing manufacturing throughput or coating performance.”
The company did not reveal specific temperatures or figures.
As part of its growth strategy, PPG says it is focusing on partnering with customers to provide industry-leading innovations and digital solutions that provide productivity and sustainability benefits. In 2022, 39 per cent of PPG’s sales were from “sustainably advantaged” products, and the company says it aims to increase that to 50 per cent of total sales by 2030 under its new environmental, social, and governance (ESG) targets.