PPG announced the launch of its comprehensive PPG LineGuard series of coatings and application services to help automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEM), tier suppliers and industrial customers dramatically reduce the time, cost, risk and environmental impact associated with cleaning and maintaining paint shop equipment.
Featuring a variety of technologies ideally suited to the paint shop environment, the PPG LineGuard series includes durable insulative and non-stick coatings that help simplify the cleaning of vehicle carriers, racks, jigs, floor grids and other equipment. The coatings resist the buildup of electrocoat, liquid and powder coatings, chemicals, polymers, grease, dirt and other contaminants, making it easy to keep equipment clean and avoid unnecessary downtime.
Vehicle and industrial businesses are forced to regularly pull paint shop equipment from production to remove contaminant buildup. In many cases, thoroughly cleaning this equipment requires time-intensive and costly spray blasting using extremely high water pressures or chemical cleaning materials. Equipment protected with a PPG LineGuard coating can be cleaned faster, at lower cost and without the need to use potentially dangerous practices.
The non-stick properties of PPG LineGuard coatings enable customers to reduce the number of equipment cleaning cycles by up to 75%, leading to significant savings in labor, materials, energy, water, and waste filtration and removal.
“Paint shop maintenance is a serious pain point for vehicle OEMs and other industrial businesses,” said Anne-Sybil Bragadir, PPG global business development director, PPG OPTIMA SOLUTIONS™ products. “PPG LineGuard coatings demonstrate our commitment to finding solutions that help customers reduce operating costs, increase process efficiency, better protect their employees and manage their environmental footprint.”
The PPG LineGuard series includes specialised fluoropolymer coatings ideally suited for topcoat carriers, paint booth racks, floor grids and other equipment commonly exposed to high-temperature ovens, as well as solvent-free epoxy coatings designed for electrocoat hangers. To help customers avoid unnecessary equipment downtime, PPG Optima Solutions representatives can manage each step of the project, including scheduling, equipment preparation, application and any related transportation needs.