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6/21/2007

Anti-settling Technology

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Thanks to anti-settling toner technology incorporated into new waterborne basecoat systems, collision repair shops making the move to waterborne can do away with a mechanical mixing machine and eliminate a major source of color mismatches, according to PPG.

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Thanks to anti-settling toner technology incorporated into new waterborne basecoat systems, collision repair shops making the move to waterborne can do away with a mechanical mixing machine and eliminate a major source of color mismatches, according to PPG. A simple shake by hand is all that’s required to ensure all the pigments are dispersed evenly and ready to pour. The anti-settling technology works because in their stored state, latex particles in these resins are suspended in a gel-like state. The pigments don’t settle because the viscosity level is so high. Untangling and evenly dispersing the pigments requires only slight agitation by hand. The waterborne toners also have a long shelf life of no less than four years. Currently, the anti-settling technology is available only with its PPG Envirobase High Performance and Nexa Autocolor Aquabase Plus waterborne basecoat systems being distributed in California and Canada to meet more stringent, low VOC emissions standards.

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