PPG has launched its new EC800 Ultra Fast Clearcoat, a high-production, 2.1-VOC air-dry clear for use with PPG’s Envirobase High Performance system. The new clear is intended to support high-volume collision repair centers focused on cutting refinish cycle times while still delivering premium quality finishes.
According to Jeff Griffin, PPG compliant segment manager, North America, EC800 offers an array of benefits that production-oriented repair facilities will find attractive.
EC800 affords exceptional cycle time performance while meeting all VOC regulations said the company. The new clearcoat provides excellent gloss and appearance. It is suitable for single- and multi-panel repairs and requires no flash time between coats. It also dries dust-free in as little as 10 minutes. In addition, EC800 does not require bake time in the paint booth, thereby allowing shop owners to save on energy consumption and costs.
“We formulated EC800 to address the issues of speed and ease of application without sacrificing finish quality, appearance, or durability,” said Griffin. “The intent is to help shop owners maximize throughput and productivity and reduce energy costs. With so many collision centers now using Envirobase High Performance waterborne basecoat, EC800 is an effective and efficient addition to their refinish process.”