Exclusive Micro-Gel, Anti-Settle Technology
Unlike competitive systems that may be polyurethane-based, PPG’s ENVIROBASE® High Performance and NEXA AUTOCOLOR® AQUABASE® Plus basecoat systems incorporate the latest, true latex resins. At the heart of it all is the PPG innovative micro-gel, anti-settle technology—a scientific marvel. The interior latex shell holds the pigment in suspension and doesn’t allow settling or separation. However, when gently rocked, the “fingers” surrounding the latex core release; this lowers the viscosity and allows for easy pouring into the mixing cup.
This specially formulated acrylic waterborne latex resin is designed to do a number of things to make an easy-to-use product:
- Solid latex core delivers durable color
- Latex particles cling together for stability
- Pigment and resin remain suspended and resist settling
No Mechanical Mixing
Because the acrylic waterborne latex resins are engineered with unique, non-stir, anti-settle technology, you no longer need a mechanical mixing machine. This creates an agitation-free mixing room. Simply tilt the toner bottle back and forth 3-4 times and you’re ready to pour. Painters no longer have to wait for toners to be agitated or experience the frustration that can come with mismatches as a result of improper agitation. Paint mixers will quickly learn how easy it is to mix accurate formulas with these truly unique toners.
PPG’s Leadership in Waterborne
Long before collision centers in North America had begun to hear about waterborne, PPG was already immersed in it. PPG first introduced waterborne technology for OEM assembly plants back in 1986, and our waterborne basecoat refinish systems have been used in Europe since the early 1990s. Today, in North America, PPG waterborne basecoat systems offer the number one, best-selling technology of its kind.
PPG is continuously improving and remastering the technology and chemistry to meet the performance demands of high-production collision centers and to match today’s colors and finishes precisely. Recently, PPG created a single stage waterborne system for use on vehicle interiors and engine bay repairs. This is another example of the type of continuous expansion and improvement in waterborne coatings you can expect from PPG.
Time Saving Color Tools
PPG’s expertise in color match is unrivalled in the industry, and the company has amassed decades’ worth of color and variant formulas. To help customers find the best match quickly and accurately, PPG provides a variety of useful tools.
Chromatic Variant Decks
To minimize the need for spray outs and tinting, these chromatically arranged color chip decks provide a true “what you see is what you get” representation of mixed color because they’re sprayed with the same waterborne products used by shops. Since all ENVIROBASE® High Performance and AQUABASE® Plus color chips are sprayed with waterborne paint, using the same spray application one would use at a collision shop, they deliver the best possible alignment between the color chip and color formulas when sprayed out on the customer’s vehicle.
Internal Repair System/Engine Bay Fan Deck
For identifying matching color formulas of engine bays or interior colors, the Internal Repair System/Engine Bay Fan Deck provides a full range of colors. The color chips are arranged chromatically, making it easy to select the right color when the OE code is unknown.
Specially designed for waterborne finishes, these sprayout cards have varying shades of gray for use in matching color over the recommended spectral gray undercoat.