PPG Industries, the world's leading manufacturer of transportation coatings, was named a 2013 Automotive News PACE Award winner for its ANDARO(R) tint dispersions. This marks the ninth time PPG has received the award, which honors automotive suppliers’ innovations in products, manufacturing processes and information technology.
A winner in the materials process category, which recognizes innovations that have significant market impact and act as "game changers" in the automotive industry, the Premium Andarotint dispersions enable automotive manufacturers to achieve more vibrant colors, especially in the flop (horizontal) angle. Andaro tint dispersions achieve a deep, pure and more chromatic color space than do traditional pigments, helping accentuate the feature lines and design characteristics of the vehicle.
“PPG is honored to receive the PACE Award once again, as it highlights the innovative spirit of our company," said Cynthia Niekamp, PPG senior vice president, automotive OEM (original equipment manufacturer) coatings. "Andaro tint dispersions are another example of PPG’s dedication to improving customers' paint processes and enable automotive manufacturers to express their brands’ identities with unique color spaces.”
The 19th annual PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers' Contribution to Excellence) awards were sponsored by Ernst & Young, the Transportation Research Center Inc. and Automotive News. The competition was open to suppliers who contribute products, processes, materials or services directly to the manufacture of cars or trucks. Innovations were evaluated by an independent panel of judges in the context of planning, novelty, market impact and competitive posture, based on comprehensive written applications and site visits.