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This profile was last updated on 12/19/11  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

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Electrocoat Association - About The Electrocoat Association, 19 Dec 2011 [cached]
Lisa Merlo PPG Industries
Features Item : Industry Forum: Common Electrocoat Myths
Setting the Record Straight, 16 July 2004 [cached]
By Lisa Merlo
Lisa Merlo is a product specialist, Industrial E-coat Group, at PPG Industries.
Contact Listing, 9 May 2008 [cached]
Lisa Merlo 724-274-3588
Lisa Merlo, senior product ..., 1 Mar 2005 [cached]
Lisa Merlo, senior product specialist at PPG Industries, agrees, stating that it is growing at 2 percent to 4 percent a year, and that the e-coat industry has a large potential. "The growth could be much higher if people knew and better understood the advantages of the electrocoat process and the excellent performance of an electrocoated part," she says.
Merlo agrees, but her answer is somewhat more complex. "I need to break it down into three groups: Those that know about it, those that don't know about it, and those that think they know about it, but really don't."
She says that those who know about the e-coat industry find it be to a reliable, high quality, high performance coating/coating process. "They are able to get total coverage and excellent performance at low film builds," according to Merlo.
She says those who think they know about it regard e-coat as a "high tech, sophisticated, too-difficult-to-handle process."
Merlo refers the group that doesn't know about e-coat to contact the Electrocoat Association to learn about its benefits.
Merlo believes that there are really two emerging markets for electrocoat applications: bulk coating of small parts/fasteners and clears over anodized aluminum or plated parts.
"Most small parts are coated on racks. Loading and unloading racks can be very labor intensive leading to high labor costs," she says. She offers that PPG has developed bulk electrocoating, which takes the loading/unloading part away from the coating process. "The parts can be dumped into barrels, baskets, or onto a belt," she says.
She notes that clear electrocoat provides a protective coating onto plated or anodized aluminum parts and that clear electrocoat provides one or several of the following qualities based on the chemistry utilized: aesthetic qualities, UV durability, detergent resistance, chemical resistance, and corrosion protection. "Jewelry will no long turn green. Anodized aluminum used on buildings and window will retain its appearance or finish longer," Merlo says.
Merlo expects most of the growth to come from using an e-coat primer with other finish topcoat.
Merlo, Rouw and Oakes all believe that both will occur.
According to Merlo, "Approximately 50 new tanks are filled every year with e-coat.
Merlo and Oakes both agree that awareness of electrocoat through education is key.
"If people know about the strengths of electrocoat, they will find a way to use it by either putting in their own system or finding a jobber close by to handle their parts," says Merlo.
Electrocoat Association - About The Electrocoat Association, 14 Mar 2007 [cached]
Contact: Lisa Merlo
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