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Local Address: Springdale, Pennsylvania, United States
PPG Industries , Inc.
One Ppg Pl 40 East
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15272
United States

Company Description: PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG) is a global supplier of protective and decorative coatings. The Company operates in six segments: Performance Coatings, Industrial...   more
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Electrocoat Association - About The Electrocoat Association
www.electrocoat.org, 19 Dec 2011 [cached]
Lisa Merlo PPG Industries
Contact Listing
corporateportal.ppg.com, 9 May 2008 [cached]
Lisa Merlo 724-274-3588 lmerlo@ppg.com
Lisa Merlo, senior product ...
www.pcimag.com, 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.
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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."
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Merlo refers the group that doesn't know about e-coat to contact the Electrocoat Association to learn about its benefits.
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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.
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Merlo expects most of the growth to come from using an e-coat primer with other finish topcoat.
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Merlo, Rouw and Oakes all believe that both will occur.
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According to Merlo, "Approximately 50 new tanks are filled every year with e-coat.
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Merlo and Oakes both agree that awareness of electrocoat through education is key.
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"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.
Cover Story Item : 2005 Automotive Report
www.ippmagazine.com, 1 July 2005 [cached]
PPG Industries' Lisa Merlo says that PPG has developed Powercron 8000SL, a high edge coverage cationic epoxy electrocoat product optimized for anti-friction properties.It was designed as a single-coat finish for applications that require a low coefficient of friction.This electrocoat has a coefficient of friction in the range of 0.10-0.15.This compares with a coefficient of friction of 0.30-0.35 for typical cationic epoxy electrocoat technology.
According to Merlo, the new e-coating demonstrates excellent corrosion resistance and low volatile emissions compared to other finishing processes."It provides superior corrosion resistance without using lead or chrome in the formulation.The e-coat was engineered to provide excellent edge coverage, particularly on sharp edges, by the development of a unique polymer that controls the flow characteristics of the coating," she says.Additionally, its total VOC content is less than 0.3 pounds per gallon and is formulated with HAPs-free solvents.
Merlo says that possible applications include seat tracks, hood latches, trigger mechanisms, window rails or other applications requiring lubricity properties.
Cover Story Item : Annual E-Coat Report
www.ippmagazine.com, 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.
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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.â€
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.â€
“Really the opposite is quite true,†Merlo notes. “Process efficiencies typically lead to less labor demand.Excellent coverage leads to higher performance.And closed-looped rinsing leads to 95 percent to 98 percent efficiency.That means 95 percent of the material in a gallon of paint actually gets coated onto the part â€" no overspray, very little waste.â€
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.
...
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.
...
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.
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