PPG inaugurates centre of excellence for automotive colours

PPG has inaugurated a centre of excellence at its Quattordio, Italy site that is intended to increase the efficiency for automotive colour development and application.

With this new facility, PPG will elevate its colour development to a new level, utilising digital tools to simplify and modernise the processes,” said Federico Menta, PPG global director, decorative business, Automotive Coatings. Image source: Business Wire.

According to company information, the EUR 2.3 million investment combines colour development and application in a single process, reducing the lead time to bring new colors to market, optimizing costs and maximising color performance. Quattordio is a key production site and innovation hub for PPG’s Automotive Coatings in Europe. It also has a styling center, which is used to support the study and development of new automotive colours.

Artificial intelligence

The new facility is equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) tools that will be used in the color development and quality control processes. These include a statistical and machine learning tool that can reduce the number of coloor adjustment steps, reducing costs and overall cycle time during the development of basecoats and coloured products.

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