PPG unveils new sustainability services for bodyshops

PPG has unveiled a new suite of products, processes, digital tools and consulting services designed to help bodyshops reduce energy, waste and greenhouse gas emissions throughout the automotive repair process.

Sustainability CO₂NCEPT utilises three core pillars to support repairers in achieving their sustainability goals and targets.

The first pillar emphasises the importance of energy efficient products. By offering and utilising sustainable refinishing products such as PPG’s low-VOC paints, PPG’s waterborne basecoat ENVIROBASE HP and PPG air-dry technologies, refinish businesses can differentiate themselves and attract environmentally-conscious customers.

By optimising resource, reducing waste, and prioritising energy efficiency, refinish businesses can streamline operations and minimise their carbon footprint. Incorporating sustainable practices, such as efficient and automated paint mixing with PPG MOONWALK and the sustainable processing of products through PPG’s low energy repair process, waste reduction strategies and responsible disposal methods aligns businesses with environmental objectives while maximising profitability.

The second pillar centres around harnessing the potential of digital tools. The adoption of cutting-edge technology with the PPG LINQ digital ecosystem. PPG LINQ incorporates state-of-the-art hardware and software that delivers the most error free, energy efficient process in automotive refinish.

By adopting MoonWalk’s automated colour mixing, PPG VISUALIZID digital colour matching solutions, PPG COLLISION SERVICES Inventory for real-time inventory management and digital workflow solution PROCESSMANAGER, refinish businesses can now optimise their operations, minimise downtime and make data-driven decisions.

The final pillar focuses on a comprehensive suite of training and consulting services designed to promote energy-conscious behavior, reduce carbon emissions, and elevate environmental responsibility throughout the repair process and beyond.

PPG’s training and energy audits equip teams with the knowledge and skills to minimise environmental impact, conserve energy and adopt sustainable practices within their day-to-day operations.

The consulting service includes the measurement of the current carbon emission, the identification of areas of improvement and the development of a customised action plan to help significantly reduce the environmental impact.