STRONGSVILLE, Ohio– PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) commercial coatings group has launched the third generation of COLOR ACCURATE(TM) software, CPC Color Accurate G3 software. The color formulation and management software provides a suite of powerful tools designed to increase the efficiency and productivity of paint operations at the distributor or with the end user.
“We’ve expanded and enhanced the features of Color Accurate [software] to make color matching easier for our customers,” said Steve Podlas, PPG brand manager for commercial coatings. “Color Accurate [software] has always been a trusted tool, and now this new-generation software makes searches for color formulations and matches simpler and faster than ever. CPC Color Accurate G3 [software] is straightforward, easy to learn and easy to use; our customers can make the right color call quickly. Customer management and color storage functions are also designed in the software, and Commercial Performance Coatings customers will find CPC Color Accurate G3 software makes the entire color support process much more productive.”
New features in CPC Color Accurate G3 software include a broad range of preformulated color matches corresponding to the colors in the CPC two-volume color book set and intuitive formula searching. The software includes more than 40,000 preformulated colors in 20-plus qualities. Color information resides in the software, reducing the need to call the PPG Color Library or go online to find color formulas. Searches are easier because the software’s database can be accessed for preformulated colors by OEM (original equipment manufacturer), national fleet, RAL, competitor code and other criteria.
CPC Color Accurate G3 software also facilitates importing a customer’s custom formulas and WIPs into the software, includes tintable primer options for CRE (corrosion-resistant epoxy), HBA (high-build alkyd)and VAP (vinyl acrylic primer) primers, and provides two color formulation methods – sample mode and batch mode.
In addition, CPC Color Accurate G3 software provides the means to improve management efficiency with several customer job management reporting functions. The software enables users to input items critical to optimizing profitability on mixes, allows electronic scale and spectrophotometer compatibility, tracks VOC (volatile organic compound) and HAP (hazardous air pollutant) data, and stores tech data sheets.
PPG's commercial coatings group offers a full range of coating technologies for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets such as polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG commercial coatings products are marketed under names such as the DELFLEET(R) Evolution, DELFLEET ESSENTIAL(R), Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT(R) brands.