With low volatile organic compound (VOC) levels that comply with increasingly strict limits in many countries, waterborne coatings now protect and beautify most new vehicles produced around the world. The Envirobase HP line is the leading premium waterborne basecoat refinishing system globally, according to Biju Ramachandran Nair, country manager for PPG Asian Paints, and introducing these paints in Sri Lanka will enable local refinishers to use the latest technology that is approved by most of the world’s leading automotive brands.
“Water-based coatings contain less hazardous content than do traditional paint products, providing better air quality for users, and easy and safe storage and disposal,” Nair said. “Along with these benefits, Envirobase HP coatings also offer industry-leading colour-match accuracy and are easy to apply, ensuring consistent colour delivery from mix to mix and across vehicle panels.” Nair added that the excellent coverage of the Envirobase HP system requires painters to use less quantity of the product to achieve a high-quality finish. “So along with being a healthier option, the fast throughput with this system offers shops an additional benefit,” Nair said.
“Through a close working relationship with our paint supplier, we have upgraded and modified our equipment to use this new water-based paint process,” said Volker Arnkens, director - after sales, Prestige Automobiles (Pvt) Ltd. “On-the-job training by dedicated instructors from overseas will help to ensure that the skills of our employees will fulfil our customers' high requirements. And by introducing water-based paint in the body/paint repair process for the first time in Sri Lanka, we will contribute towards keeping the environment clean and green for future generations.”
PPG Asian Paints is a joint venture of PPG Industries, the U.S.-based leading global paint company, and Asian Paints, a leading manufacturer and supplier of coatings in Asia.