PPG Industries Inc.
) AEROCRON electrocoat primer has been qualified to SAE
International's Aerospace Material Specification (AMS) 3144
standard for anodic electrodeposition primer used for aircraft
applications. AEROCRON electrocoat primer was developed by PPG
Industries' aerospace coatings group. Four different variations
of the primer, designed to meet specific customer or regional
requirements, comply with the AMS 3144 specifications.
AEROCRON primer, qualifying the aerospace industry standard
certification, will assure airframe manufacturers and
subcontractors of its high quality. The electrocoat primer
technology was developed for the automotive industry to meet the
requirements of military, commercial and general aviation
aircraft manufacturers and subcontractors.
AEROCRON chromate-free primer offers better corrosion protection
than other conventional spray primers because electrocoating
enhances coverage. It also provides more uniform application,
nearly 100% product utilization, reduced primer weight for
enhanced aircraft fuel economy, and elimination of worker
AEROCRON chromate-free primer was the first
electrocoat-application primer developed for the global airframe
manufacturers and subcontractors to coat parts for commercial,
military and general-aviation aircraft. It was commercially
launched on Jan 4, 2012.
Aerospace products and services business is part of the
Performance Coatings division of PPG Industries. PPG Aerospace
consists of two wings - PRC-DeSoto and Transparencies. PRC-DeSoto
is a global producer and distributor of aerospace coatings,
sealants, and packaging and application systems. Transparencies
is the global supplier of aircraft windshields, windows and
PPG's revenues from the Performance Coatings division shot up 34%
year over year to $1.6 billion in the third quarter of 2013 as
gains from acquisitions more than offset a decline in volumes and
unfavorable currency impact. The company witnessed higher sales
across aerospace, automotive refinish and North American
architectural coatings businesses.
PPG Industries currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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