Super High Power Elecrocoat
2010 - PACE Award Winner
What: Super High Power Elecrocoat
Judge's Citation: Electrodeposited coatings (Ecoat) have been in broad use in a variety of industries for over 50 years. An Ecoat system applies a DC charge to an auto body immersed in a bath of oppositely charged particles. A film builds on the surface of the part which coats and insulates the metal. PPG has introduced new paint chemistry for E Coat systems that achieves 'super high throw', allowing paint to penetrate recesses and coat interior surfaces without excess paint on exterior surfaces. PPG's innovation has eliminated over 1 pound of paint per vehicle, and provides significant costs savings from reduction of paint, capital equipment and increased line rates. In one year, PPG and Toyota have launched super high throw electrocoat at eleven plants North America and Europe.