PPG opens “Color Creation Lab” in China

PPG has announced the opening of a “Color Creation Lab” in collaboration with automaker Chery Automobile.

Representatives from PPG and Chery Automobile celebrate the opening of a Color Creation Lab in Wuhu Image source: PPG.

At the facility, located in Wuhu, China, PPG colour stylists and Chery designers will create new colours tailored to specific vehicle designs, from initial colour recommendations to final materials for application in Chery’s manufacturing plants. According to a press statement, the “Color Creation Lab” will feature innovative solutions for colour digitisation, analysis and evaluation on interior and exterior automotive parts. The process will include extensive sampling and formulation testing to ensure the color will have a uniform appearance, provide proper adhesion, and extend durability when a new color moves to mass production and application in automotive plants.

“20 years of collaboration”

PPG began supplying Chery with coatings for its paint lines in 2003. In 2008, PPG opened an automotive coatings plant in Wuhu to support Chery and other manufacturers in China.  “The ‘Color Creation Lab’ is the culmination of 20 years of collaboration between PPG and Chery,” said Federico Menta, PPG global director, decorative coatings, Automotive Coatings.

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