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PPG Electrocoat History and Timeline

Discover PPG’s history of making history in the electrocoating industry.

1961

 

Initial development of electrocoat begins at PPG.

1963

 

Filled first electrocoat tank with anodic electrocoat for automobile bodies.

1969

 

Ultrafiltration process patents issued to PPG.

1971

 

Filled the world's first cathodic electrocoat tank.

1971

 

PPG designed and installed the first anolyte system.

1976

 

Automotive bodies first commercially coated with PPG cathodic electrocoat.

1979

 

First to commercialize a one-coat cathodic acrylic electrocoat.

1981

 

PPG introduces the first high film build electrocoat.

1991

 

PPG commercializes the first two-coat electrodeposition process.

1994

 

PPG introduces lead-free cathodic epoxies.

1995

 

First to introduce high performance, low VOC, HAPs free anodic acrylics.

1998

 

PPG commercializes a single component electrocoat paint feed.

2000

 

PPG introduces FrameCoat® - High edge coverage, zero rust spot electrocoat for truck frames.

2001

 

PPG introduces POWERCRON® finishes for bulk coating of fasteners and small parts.

2006

 

PPG introduces ELECTROCLEAR® – Decorative clear acrylic electrocoats.

2007

 

PPG introduces ELECTROCOLOR® – Decorative colors for ELECTROCLEAR®

2008

 

PPPG introduces POWERCRON high slip, anti-friction electrocoats.

2009

 

PPG introduces one component, high performance POWERCRON 6000CX.

2010

 

PPG introduces POWERCRON high throwpower, low VOC anodic acrylics.

2011

 

PPG introduces POWERCRON ultradurable cationic acrylics.

2012

 

PPG introduces low cure POWERCRON anodics for the metal stapping market.

2013

 

PPG introduces POWERCRON electrocoats for the pipe market.