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PPG launches paint system in the US and North America

Paint and coating specialist, PPG, has introduced its PPG Delfleet One paint system to the US and Canadian markets.

This complete and compact line of advanced coatings is specially formulated to address the demanding refinish needs of the commercial transportation industry, according to PPG.

PPG said in a statement that it engineered these next-generation coatings to deliver outstanding colour matching, ease of use, increased productivity and the commercial transportation industry’s lowest volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions for a premium paint system with full colour capability.

The PPG Delfleet One paint system includes undercoats, topcoats and clearcoats. It features 57 per cent fewer VOC emissions compared to a traditional paint system, ensuring compliance with regulations in all regions of North America.

“The PPG Delfleet One paint system is a major technological advance and the direct result of PPG asking the people who matter – fleet operators, truck body builders, repair facility painters and others who work with these types of products every day – what they wanted in a premium paint system,” said J.J. Wirth, PPG Segment Manager, Commercial Coatings, US and Canada. “We believe our customers will appreciate the product capabilities and productivity boost offered by the most environmentally progressive premium system in the commercial transportation original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and repair markets.”

The PPG Delfleet One paint system includes the latest aluminium and pearl pigments to provide full colour capability for direct gloss, basecoat and matt colours.

The compact paint system has 42 toners, four binders and four paint additives, reducing on-hand inventory requirements yet providing the resources needed to address all refinish or OEM work.

The entire system is supported by PPG’s extensive colour database that expands as new colours, special mixes and variant formulas emerge. It uses the exclusive PPG Delfleet One Tint Guide and PPG Delfleet One Color Deck, which houses thousands of OEM colour chips and variants arranged chromatically. The system also ensures accurate color match through PPG’s cutting-edge color tools that include the Rapidmatch XI spectrophotometer, Touchmix XI computer and Paintmanager XI software.

“The tools that support the PPG Delfleet One paint system make colour selection and matching accuracy much easier,” said Wirth. “Painters can rest assured that the system’s ‘what you see is what you’ll spray’ approach precisely matches commercial vehicle colours. All our colour tools are supported by the PPG Color Matching Laboratory, which is exclusively dedicated to accurately matching commercial vehicle colours.”

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