STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - May 20, 2021 -- PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the launch of its 2.1 Low VOC Matte and Semi-Gloss Clearcoats for use with the Envirobase® High Performance basecoat system in the United States and Canada. Comprised of two premium-quality 2K acrylic urethane clears, the system can reproduce a range of gloss levels—making it ideal for performing refinish repairs on low-gloss finishes offered on such vehicles as Mercedes-Benz®, BMW®, Fiat® and Lamborghini®.

“Our new system specifically addresses the collision center’s need to perform accurate, small or large refinish repairs of low-gloss finishes with our waterborne basecoat system,” said Nicole Sinclair, PPG brand manager, collision, automotive refinish. “Users will appreciate the smooth, exceptionally durable finish this low-gloss clearcoat system offers.”

EC5515 Low VOC Matte Clear and EC5517 Low VOC Semi-Gloss Clear offer the versatility of being used alone or mixed together to more precisely reproduce the OE finish, especially when adjustments are needed to match a range of gloss levels. Mixing formulas are available before topcoating in 5 gloss levels: Flat, Matte, Eggshell, Satin and Semi-Gloss.

Easy to prep and apply, the system features a simple 3:1:1 mix ratio and requires no flexibilizer for plastic substrates.

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