PPG introduces PPG SUSTAINABILITY CO₂NCEPT system, a suite of products, processes and digital tools to help automotive body shops reduce energy, waste and GHG emissions in repair processes

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September 19, 2023 (press release) –

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 19, 2023 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the launch of the PPG SUSTAINABILITY CO₂NCEPT system, a suite of products, processes, digital tools and consulting services designed to help body shops reduce energy, waste and greenhouse gas emissions throughout the automotive repair process.

“Like many industries, there is immense pressure for body shops to reduce their environmental footprint and decrease energy use given the recent dramatic increase in energy costs,” said Jerome Zamblera, PPG vice president, Automotive Refinish, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). “Through the launch of the PPG Sustainability CONCEPT system, PPG recognizes an opportunity to better partner with customers and support the demand for sustainable solutions that improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.”

The PPG Sustainability CONCEPT offering includes:

  • Consulting and training services, which can help body shops identify the activities that consume the greatest energy and generate the most significant amount of carbon emissions. The PPG team will evaluate alternatives that could deliver lower emissions and generate potential cost savings for the shop through:
    • Spray booth efficiency
    • Product selection
    • Repair process improvements
  • Air-drying primers and clearcoats that can reduce energy consumption by up to 65% compared to traditional oven-cured coatings.
  • Primers applied via rollers and air dried, which offer energy savings of up to 95% by replacing a spray gun within a spray booth.
  • Ultraviolet (UV)-cured primers for small repairs that can provide energy savings of up to 85% and shorter processing times.

PPG also offers innovative digital solutions to support customer sustainability, including:

  • The PPG LINQ™ end-to-end digital ecosystem, which can help body shops achieve a 15% productivity improvement compared to traditional repair methods. 
  • The PPG MOONWALK™ automated paint mixing system, which can reduce the carbon footprint from basecoat emissions by up to 9%. More precise measuring and the elimination of human error results in reduced paint consumption and emissions, and less wasted product.
  • PPG VISUALIZID™ software, which helps users find the best color variant from PPG's extensive color library when connected with PPG’s camera-equipped spectrophotometers (PPG RAPIDMATCH™ XI and PPG DIGIMATCH™ tools). This digital solution eliminates the need for painters to use spray out panels to test color match, further eliminating waste.

To learn more about PPG’s sustainable solutions, visit ppgrefinish.com or ppg.com/sustainability


At PPG (NYSE: PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings, and specialty materials that our customers have trusted for 140 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $17.7 billion in 2022. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets, and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

DigiMatch, MoonWalk, PPG LINQ, RapidMatch, Sustainability CONCEPT and VisualizID are trademarks and the PPG Logo and We protect and beautify the world are registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

PPG Media Contacts:
Michelle Deemer
Automotive Refinish
+1 412 728 0195

Greta Edgar Borza
Corporate Communications

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