PPG recently introduced the PPG Delfleet One paint system to US and Canadian markets.
The complete and compact line of advanced coatings is specially formulated to address the demanding refinish needs of the commercial transportation industry, the company said.
PPG engineered the “next-generation coatings” to deliver outstanding color matching, ease of use, increased productivity and the commercial transportation industry’s lowest volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions for a paint system with full color capability, PPG claimed.
The PPG Delfleet One paint system includes undercoats, topcoats and clearcoats. The company said it features 57% fewer VOC emissions compared to a traditional paint system, ensuring compliance with regulations in all regions of North America.
“The PPG Delfleet One paint system is a major technological advance and the direct result of PPG asking the people who matter—fleet operators, truck body builders, repair facility painters and others who work with these types of products every day—what they wanted in a premium paint system,” said JJ Wirth, PPG’s segment manager for commercial coatings in the US and Canada. “We believe our customers will appreciate the product capabilities and productivity boost offered by the most environmentally progressive premium system in the commercial transportation original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and repair markets.”
The PPG Delfleet One paint system includes aluminum and pearl pigments to provide full-color capability for direct gloss, basecoat and matte colors, all of which have a VOC of 1.5 pounds per gallon, PPG said. The system’s clearcoats and primers have a VOC of 2.0 or less pounds per gallon.
The compact paint system has 42 toners, four binders and four paint additives, which the company maintains efficiently reduces on-hand inventory requirements while providing the resources needed to address all refinish or OEM work.
The entire system is supported by PPG’s extensive color database that expands as new colors, special mixes and variant formulas emerge. It uses the PPG Delfleet One Tint Guide and PPG Delfleet One Color Deck, which houses thousands of OEM color chips and variants arranged chromatically. The system also ensures accurate color match through PPG’s cutting-edge color tools that include the RAPIDMATCH XI spectrophotometer, TOUCHMIX XI computer and PAINTMANAGER XI software, the company said.
“The tools that support the PPG Delfleet One paint system make color selection and matching accuracy much easier,” Wirth said. “Painters can rest assured that the system’s ‘what you see is what you’ll spray’ approach precisely matches commercial vehicle colors. All our color tools are supported by the PPG color-matching laboratory, which is exclusively dedicated to accurately matching commercial vehicle colors.”
PPG said it designed the Delfleet One paint system for ease of use. Painters can feel confident using traditional application techniques, and the system’s excellent toner stability and consistency minimize color variation among painters. The system has consistent ready-to-spray viscosities across color families, eliminating the need for painters to adjust each color before application or change spray-gun settings.
To support the Delfleet One paint system, the Delfleet One microsite features marketing and product technical information, and how-to videos. PPG also is offering a training program on core application techniques for commercial refinish professionals. The PPG training website provides specific PPG Delfleet One course information, and site visitors are encouraged to use the search term “Delfleet One” to find classes in their area.
For more information about the PPG Delfleet One paint system and other commercial coatings, visit delfleetone.com.