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Old 12-24-2005, 05:29 PM
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HISTORY OF E-COAT

1963
PPG filled first electrocoat tank with anodic electrocoat for automobile bodies

1969
PPG issued patents for the ultrafiltration process

1971
PPG filled the world's first cathodic electrocoat tank and designed/installed the first anolyte system to minimize waste

1972
PPG successfully operated the first color controllable electrocoat system

1976
PPG commercially electrocoated automotive bodies with a cathodic process

1979
PPG commercialized the first one-coat cathodic acrylic electrocoat

1980
PPG filled the first low-cure high gloss, exterior-durable cathodic acrylic electrocoat

1981
PPG introduced UNI-PRIME® cathodic epoxy electrocoat, the first high film build electrocoat
PPG commercialized the first color controllable, one-coat epoxy finish

1985
PPG commercialized 4th Generation cathodic epoxy with reduced film shrinkage

1989
PPG introduced the first "ultra-white, non-yellowing cathodic epoxy for appliances

1990
PPG introduced ELECTRO-IMAGE® electrodepositable photoresist
PPG commercialized 5th Generation cathodic epoxy with improved operating efficiency

1991
PPG developed the first thermosetting electrocoat capable of curing to 180 °F (82 °C)
PPG commercialized the first "two-coat electrocoat process"
1993
Low solvent and solvent free anodic acrylic was developed

1994
PPG introduced 6th Generation ENVIROPRIME® lead-free cathodic epoxy

1995
PPG commercialized high performance, low solvent, anodic acrylic
PPG high gloss, low cure, reduced VOC (less than 1.5) cathodic acrylic

1996
PPG introduces HAPs-free, low cure, cathodic acrylic electrocoat
Cathodic acrylic clear-coat technology was commercialized and is used on a variety of substrates: gold, silver, brass, nickel, copper, zinc, aluminum, and steel

1998
PPG introduced one component 7th Generation cationic epoxy electrocoat

2000
Commercialized FrameCoat – high edge coverage, zero rust spot cathodic epoxy electrocoat developed especially for frames.

2000
POWERCRON 8000, 8th generation single-component, high performance, HAPs-free, low VOC (<0.1), low-cure, and lead-free cathodic epoxy commercialized.

2000
Commercialized POWERCRON 8000HE – high edge coverage version of POWERCRON 8000.

2001
Commercialized POWERCRON 940 Platform – cationic acrylic electrocoat that can be optimized for any combination of UV durability and corrosion resistance properties.

2001
Commercialized POWERSEAL® XL – cationic epoxy electrocoat optimized to meet the needs of the Fastener Marketplace.

2002
Commercialized POWERxTM – PPG’s extensive, but easy to use program to test, treat and prevent bacteria and biofilm in electrocoat systems.
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