Mississauga, Ontario — October 1, 2014 — PPG has now converted more than 10,000 collision centres in Canada and the US to its waterborne systems. The announcement was made by PPG Waterborne Segment Manager Tim Jones. â€¨ â€¨
According to Jones, more than 10,000 collision centres in North America are now using PPG waterborne products, with more than 50 percent of these shops in National Rule markets. This means most PPG customers choose to use waterborne products and systems even though they are not required to do so to meet low-VOC regulations.
â€œWaterborne is not just a compliance solution anymore,â€ says Jones. â€œMore than 10,000 PPG customers in the U.S. and Canada see the value in superior colour matching, excellent throughput and performance, consistent colour mixes and other key qualities that our waterborne products provide. PPG has a long-standing commitment to the collision repair industry to deliver high-quality and time-saving products.â€
Jones attributes the success of PPGâ€™s waterborne products to several factors including the â€œConvert with Confidenceâ€ transition process and the service and support customers receive from PPG and its distributor partners.
â€œCollision centres are converting to PPGâ€™s waterborne with great results,â€ he says. â€œShops are finding the actual conversion to waterborne is simple. Theyâ€™re also finding that we support them and view their productivity as a measure of our mutual success.â€â€¨ â€¨
Envirobase High Performance and Aquabase Plus products are now in their third generation. PPG introduced its waterborne technology to the international OE market in 1986 and brought the world’s first commercialized refinish waterborne basecoat to market in1992. Since then PPG has added new primers and clearcoats to the two brands and will, according to Jones, continue to expand the product linesâ€™ offerings.