“Innovative automotive coatings products that help manufacturers cut costs, increase efficiency and decrease waste during the coatings and production process are critical in today’s industry,” said Cindy Niekamp, PPG senior vice president, automotive coatings. “The Green Logic Matrix detackifier system helps our automotive customers greatly reduce water consumption and waste in the production process. PPG is honored to be recognized for providing them with this groundbreaking sustainable product.”
The Green Logic product line by PPG offers manufacturers environmentally responsible options for paint denaturants or detackifiers used in water-washed paint spray booths. Green Logic Matrix detackifier, launched last year, is a liquid made of materials derived from vegetables and natural fibers that draws in paint overspray to render it non-sticky and keeps it in suspension until removed by a decanter. The system enabled by the Green Logic Matrix product uses less than 10 percent of the water required by a traditional system, saving the equivalent of 1.5 million glasses of water. The product also helps minimize paint booth cleaning and maintenance, which reduces costs and maximizes vehicle throughput.
"The EMA strives to recognize industry-level accomplishments that focus on the betterment of company practices in hopes of reducing pollution and harm to the environment,” said Meaghan Kangas, EMA director. “The Green Logic Matrix product by PPG is a breakthrough we hope will inspire other companies and aspiring scientists around the globe."