PPG LAUNCHES PPG DP7000 AIR DRYER PRIMER AND D8177 RAPID PERFORMANCE CLEARCOAT

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February 1, 2024

PPG LAUNCHES PPG DP7000 AIR DRYER PRIMER AND D8177 RAPID PERFORMANCE CLEARCOAT

PPG (NYSE:PPG) has launched PPG DP7000 Air-Dry Primer and a range of dedicated ancillaries across automotive refinish markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). 

PPG DP7000 primer saves body shops time and energy thanks to fast air drying, thus helping to increase productivity and profitability and reduce environmental impact.

The PPG DP7000 Air-Dry Primer is a premium two-pack acrylic primer that is fully compliant with European VOC regulations. It is suitable for use with PPG ENVIROBASE® High Performance basecoats, and all other PPG topcoat systems. It dries up to twice as fast as competing air-dry technologies and works in all humidity conditions. 

Baking or infrared curing can be also carried out when air drying is not appropriate.

“Air-drying processes have the potential to generate substantial energy savings for body shops and repair centres” said Valentina Chiappa, Product Manager EMEA, Automotive Refinish. “The advanced acrylic technology in PPG DP7000 Air Dry Primer means that it dries rapidly and is completely unaffected by humidity, so users can achieve excellent results whatever the humidity in their region. It can also be successfully applied in varying temperature conditions thanks to a range of ancillaries launched alongside the core product.”

PPG DP7000 Air-Dry Primer is available in three grey shades to allow optimisation of the topcoat colour. It is easy to prepare, mix and apply, and offers flexible dry film thickness and superior sanding properties. 

Coupled with the launch of PPG DP7000 Air-Dry Primer is the availability of D8177 Rapid Performance Clearcoat, another example of the commitment from PPG to our customers.  

D8177 is a high quality clearcoat that not only provides the fastest baking times in the market, but also offers enhanced flexibility and significant energy savings. This is done without compromising the ease of use or the appearance of the final finish.

D8177 requires only five minutes bake at 60˚C, and the ability to apply this product in a one visit application further enhances process and time savings. The improved air-dry capability (dust free in 20 mins) offers further potential to save energy.

The speed and high quality final finish of Rapid Performance Clearcoat does not come at the expense of ease of use. It has excellent flow and application polishing is easy and in the unlikely event of any rectifications be required these can be completed quickly and easily. 

The availability of these energy saving products does not ask you to choose between sustainability and speed or quality and performance. It offers you energy savings and speed and easy to use products while always maintaining a superior finish.

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Classic cars are the next big investment. As such the sector of restoration is growing in the realms of collision repair and it’s definitely the “sexier” side of the business. There are many opportunities to create exotic special-builds as well as keep timeless beauties in mint condition.

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With three motoring-journalists on our staff, we are able to test drive and review some of the latest models available on our roads as well as attend the latest model launches.

TRAINING

Knowledge is power. Training is key to up-skilling repairers as models launch onto our local roads faster than we can count. We also need to grow new talent into the collision repair industry. Courses are available to help and organisations are in place to train – this information is in Industry Index.

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