PPG will soon launch its EC520 En-V® High Production Clearcoat, a new innovative clearcoat designed specifically for use over ENVIROBASE® High Performance basecoat. Formulated for application in all markets, the new clearcoat will provide the performance required by high-production collision centers.

EC520 features an advanced resin technology that is highly compatible with waterborne basecoats. The new clearcoat has been engineered to ensure easy use, generate superior productivity and yield consistent high-level results.

“EC520 will soon be available to PPG customers who are looking for exceptional quality and efficiency in a clearcoat that is compatible with waterborne basecoat,” said PPG’s Tim Jones, manager, water collision segment, automotive refinish. “We’ll release product details in the very near future, but suffice it to say the new clearcoat—a perfect match with Envirobase High Performance basecoat—is one more component in our commitment to give our customers the most versatile and effective automotive refinish products possible.”


Coming Soon: EC520 En-V® High Production Clearcoat

Watch this short video to learn more about EC520 En-V® High Production Clearcoat, coming soon from PPG.


Designed for use in all markets over ENVIROBASE® High Performance basecoat, EC520 clearcoat delivers the breakthrough performance demanded by high-production collision centers. This clear force dries at temperatures as low as 120ºF in as little as 20 minutes. If air drying, EC520 is ready for assembly in only 90-120 minutes.

EC520 features an advanced resin technology that is highly compatible with waterborne basecoats. The new clearcoat is ideal for multi-panel repairs, and has been engineered to ensure easy use, generate superior productivity and yield consistent high-level results. For added convenience and efficiency, EC520 uses the same hardeners and reducers as EC530 and EC550.


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In April and May, students enrolled in collision repair programs at the Greene County and Parkway West Career and Technology Centers attended PPG's Allison Park, PA Training Center for their annual field trip.

Sponsored by PPG distributor Auto Paint & Equipment in McDonald, PA, the field trip is awarded to outstanding students in the program that have worked hard during the school year. The students and instructors spend time both in the center's classroom and paint shop with PPG training instructor, Jeremy Seanor, and learn about safety procedures, automotive refinish products, and proper collision repair procedures.

This is the fifth year that Auto Paint & Equipment has sponsored the event for the students. Learn more about PPG's training program.

Parkway West Career Center attends the Allison Park BDC on a field trip
 
Parkway West Career and Technology Center students.
 
Students from Greene County Career Center attend Allison Park for field trip
 
Greene County Career and Technology Center students.


STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – July 25, 2017
PPG NEXA AUTOCOLOR® P190-6920 Production Clearcoat will soon be available to collision centers throughout North America. The new automotive refinish clearcoat is engineered expressly for use with AQUABASE® Plus waterborne basecoat and is compliant with requirements in all regions of the U.S. and Canada.

“This is a remarkable development in clearcoat technology,” said Tim Jones, PPG manager, water collision segment, automotive refinish. “PPG customers recognize and appreciate the high quality of our waterborne product line and P190-6920 matches perfectly with Aquabase Plus to deliver an enhanced finish. We are extremely confident that this new and easy-to-use clearcoat will increase collision center throughput, satisfy the most discerning paint techs and dependably deliver impressive results.”

According to Jones, P190-6920 has been designed for easy application and exceptional finish. He added that fast process times and energy-saving characteristics are key features and benefits of the new clearcoat.

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