PPG inaugurates colour development centre in Italy
PPG announced that it has inaugurated a centre of excellence at its site in Quattordio, Italy to increase the efficiency for automotive colour development and application. The 2.3 million Euros investment combines colour development and application in a single process, reducing the lead time to bring new colours to market.
The facility is equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) tools that will be used in the colour development and quality control processes. These include a statistical and machine learning tool that can reduce the number of colour adjustment steps, reducing costs and overall cycle time during the development of basecoats and coloured products.
Quattordio is a key production site and innovation hub for PPG’s Automotive Coatings in Europe. It also has a styling centre, which is used to support the study and development of new automotive colours. “This project reflects PPG’s ambition to be the first-choice partner to meet customers’ evolving needs for innovative paints and coatings and provide industry-leading solutions that provide productivity and sustainability benefits,” said Isabella Ercole, PPG operations director EMEA, Industrial Coatings, segment.”