PPG ‘Sustainability CO₂NCEPT’ System Offers Pathway To Profitable Sustainability

PPG said it has created the ‘Sustainability CONCEPT’ system to help body shops develop a clear understanding of their current sustainability situation and assess the options best suited to their businesses.

Consisting of a suite of products, processes, digital tools and consulting services, the system offers unique opportunities to embrace sustainability and reduce energy consumption as a pathway to long term profitability.

Using the app-based Sustainability CO2NCEPT Calculator, PPG said a representative can work with individual collision repairers to input a variety of business parameters. This includes current gas and electricity prices, estimated gas usage per booth cycle, booth airflow, estimated electricity draw for items such as lights and motors, average ambient temperature for the area, and product bake times. The calculator then generates an estimate of the current energy efficiency and carbon emissions.

Although it was created by the PPG Europe team, the Sustainability CO2NCEPT Calculator available to local repairers was tuned to the market using local data and information.

“Rather than going through the hassle of actually introducing a new product or process into the workshop and then monitoring it to check its impact, the Sustainability CO2NCEPT Calculator offers a quick, simple alternative,” said PPG. “By using simulations, it’s easy to do instant virtual changes to any of the many different product or process options that are on offer to PPG customers, including things like UV cured technology, air dry primer and clearcoat technologies, and shorter bake cycle clearcoats.

“With immediate results on hand, it’s very straightforward to see the impact any changes would have on cycle time, energy usage, waste and the collision centre’s carbon footprint. That makes the Sustainability CO2NCEPT an extremely powerful tool that can be used to rein in electricity and gas costs, as well as meet any sustainability targets.

“Whichever options you choose, PPG support is available right along the journey, such as training to bring your team quickly up to speed and guidance from your MVP Business Solutions Manager to give you peace-of-mind that you are making the most of any opportunities.”