Production-minded technology delivers throughput performance, reduced cycle times.

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - Feb 1, 2022 -- PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the launch of PPG Envirobase® ECP35 2.1 VOC High Production Surfacer for the U.S. and Canadian automotive refinish markets.

Developed for use with the PPG Envirobase® High Performance waterborne system, the premium quality, high-build primer surfacer requires only two to three minutes of flash time between coats and is ready to sand after one hour of air drying. Force drying takes just 15 minutes.

“Our latest advanced primer surfacer offers a dry film build of 1.5-2.0 mils per coat, easy sandability and quick-dry efficiency—all of which contribute to excellent throughput performance and reduced cycle times,” said Nicole Sinclair, PPG brand manager, collision, automotive refinish. “Without question, ECP35 High Production Surfacer is ideal for today’s production-minded shops.”

Compatible with current PPG Envirobase® reducers and undercoat hardeners, PPG Envirobase® ECP35 2.1 VOC High Production Surfacer also offers an easy 4:1:1 mix ratio, built-in guide coat and excellent gloss holdout.


STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - February 2, 2022 -- PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced that it will renew its sponsorship of Team Penske and two-time NTT IndyCar® SERIES champion Josef Newgarden, who is set to drive the No. 2 PPG Chevrolet in 2022.

“For nearly 40 years, PPG and Team Penske have teamed up on the track to ensure our race cars not only look incredible with PPG paints, coatings and specialty materials, our partnership also helps us maintain the highest standards of performance,” said Roger Penske, Founder and Chairman, Penske Corporation. “The collaboration between PPG and Team Penske represents one of the longest partnerships in motorsports, and we look forward to building on that success together in the future.”

PPG will once again sponsor Team Penske’s No. 2 Chevrolet, featuring the colorful new PPG livery unveiled in 2021. The car will be driven by Newgarden in eight NTT IndyCar® Series races this season. Newgarden, who has represented PPG on multiple occasions since joining the Penske team, claimed the IndyCar® Series Championship in 2017 and 2019.

“Team Penske, with Josef Newgarden behind the wheel, is a perfect match for PPG’s advanced capabilities and our shared commitment to success,” said Bill Shaw, PPG director, strategic sales, automotive refinish. “We’re honored to continue our support of the team as it drives the No. 2 PPG Chevrolet across the finish line.”

“I am excited about the upcoming IndyCar« Series season and once again representing PPG on our No. 2 Chevrolet for Team Penske,” said Newgarden. “The PPG car is one of the coolest-looking cars in the paddock and is always a fan favorite. I can’t wait to get the season started and to show off the No. 2 PPG Chevrolet’s incredible profile.”

PPG’s longstanding relationship with Team Penske began in 1984 when PPG supported Penske’s numerous race cars. Today, PPG supplies refinish coatings for Penske Corporation’s racing, truck leasing and automotive collision repair subsidiaries.


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