Recognising its ability to lower energy usage and emissions, PPG Enviroprime EPIC 300 has been honoured with an American Chemistry Council Sustainability Leadership Award.

Historically, the most energy-intensive area of a vehicle OEM manufacturing facilities is the paint shop. Thanks to its ability to cure at lower temperatures than previous e-coat technologies, PPG Enviroprime EPIC 300 electrocoat gives OEMs an e-coat technology that lets them reduce energy input by 11-13 percent and, therefore, lower greenhouse gas emissions. In doing so, it makes a valuable contribution to the decarbonisation efforts of vehicle OEMs while enabling the production of battery electric vehicles without significant investment in process or asset changes. “PPG remains focused on providing our automotive customers with sustainable technologies to assist in meeting their long-term goals,” said Garry Grant, PPG Global Product Manager, Substrate Protection Products, Automotive Coatings. “After 60 years in electrocoat technology leadership, our teams continue to innovate sustainably advantaged solutions, such as Enviroprime EPIC 300, which improve environmental impacts.”

Back in 1963, PPG pioneered the very first commercial installation of electrocoating technology in a vehicle OEM assembly plant and, six decades later, it continues to lead in the ongoing development of electrocoat technology. As recognition of this, PPG Enviroprime EPIC 300 electrocoat has now been selected for a prestigious American Chemistry Council (ACC) 2024 Sustainability Leadership Award which identifies exemplary products, technologies and initiatives that help advance sustainability. “Sustainability and innovation are intrinsically linked,” said Peter Votruba-Drzal, PPG Vice President-elect, Global Sustainability. “PPG Enviroprime EPIC 300 coating is a testament to our commitment to solving customer needs and aligning our products and processes with their sustainability ambitions.”

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