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PPG launches new DP7000 Air-Dry Primer

PPG has launched its new DP7000 Air-Dry Primer and a range of dedicated ancillaries across the European automotive refinish market.

PPG claims the new DP7000 primer saves bodyshops time and energy thanks to fast air drying, helping to increase productivity and profitability and reduce environmental impact.

According to the company, the DP7000 Air-Dry Primer is a premium two-pack acrylic primer that is fully compliant with European VOC regulations. It is suitable for use with PPG Envirobase High Performance basecoats, PPG Deltron Progress UHS topcoat and all other PPG topcoat systems.

It dries up to twice as fast as competing air-dry technologies and works in all humidity conditions, PPG claims. Baking or infrared curing can be also carried out when air drying is not appropriate.

“Air-drying processes have the potential to generate substantial energy savings for bodyshops and repair centres,” said Josh Scarlett, product manager, automotive refinish UK and Ireland.

“The advanced acrylic technology in PPG DP7000 Air Dry Primer means that it dries rapidly and is completely unaffected by humidity, so users can achieve excellent results whatever the humidity in their region.

“It can also be successfully applied in varying temperature conditions thanks to a range of ancillaries launched alongside the core product.”

In addition to its air-drying properties, PPG says the DP7000 can be applied using a roller which completely removes any spray booth energy consumption and reduces the use of masking materials during the priming stage of the repair process.

The PPG DP7000 Air-Dry Primer is available in three grey shades to allow optimisation of the topcoat colour. It is easy to prepare, mix and apply, and offers flexible dry film thickness and superior sanding properties.