PPG has introduced new waterborne clearcoat technology for the automotive refinish market. Positioned alongside PPG’s waterborne basecoat Envirobase High Performance and Nexa Autocolor Aquabase Plus product lines, the new clearcoats are key components in PPG’s plan to offer complete waterborne systems for collision repair centers. With the introduction of the new clears, Envirobase HP ECW8186 and Aquabase Plus P910-5510, PPG now offers a total waterborne paint systems.
The planned introduction of new waterborne primer surfacers in mid-2011 to the Envirobase High Performance and Aquabase Plus lines will complete the first fully waterborne refinish systems in North America, according to the company.
“These new waterborne clearcoats represent a significant advance in the use of more ecologically responsible paint systems,” said Andrea Giunta, PPG Automotive Refinish, global technical director. “Easy to apply and giving a superb gloss finish, the new clearcoats, when used alongside waterborne primer and Envirobase High Performance or Aquabase Plus products, provide outstanding waterborne repair solutions for collision centers.”
PPG has more than 25,000 body shops worldwide converted to its waterborne basecoat technology.