MILAN – (BUSINESS WIRE) – May 6, 2022–
PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced the opening of a new color automation laboratory for architectural paints and coatings in Milan, Italy. The $ 2.1 million (€ 2 million) facility will significantly increase the speed of development of paint color formulations.
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PPG executives mark the opening of a new color automation laboratory for architectural coatings in Milan. The $ 2.1 million (€ 2 million) facility will significantly increase the speed of development of paint color formulations. (Photo: Business Wire)
The facility will provide up to 100,000 paint color combinations per year, providing master paint color formulations for new colors and existing colors as they are reformulated. The laboratory’s automated system dispenses samples of dyes and base paints, mixes, applies and measures them, without manual input.
“The new paint color automation laboratory will further strengthen our leadership in color and reflect our goal of providing innovative solutions to meet the needs of our customers,” said Rita Di Leo, head of color application engineering at PPG, Milan. “It allows for more products, better paint color accuracy and faster time to market for new color collections.”
The Milan facility is a European hub for PPG product development and a global center of excellence for color labs hosting paints and coatings for the automotive, architectural, packaging and industrial refinish markets. This includes two lines of automation for color matching for body paints and coatings and a new R&D facility for powder coatings that includes a design and color showroom.
“The investment in our Milan facility demonstrates our long-term commitment to improve our research capabilities to better serve our customers,” said Parag Akre, global director of color, Architectural Coatings. “It makes the site a true center of excellence for paint color and offers a greater opportunity for collaboration with our research colleagues at the Milan office as One PPG.”
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