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11/14/2019
The Colours of Summernats

Colourful cars and colourful people make for a colourful experience at the annual Summernats event and that is a perfect fit for PPG.

11/14/2019
SEM Products Heading Downunder

PPG’s acquisition of SEM Products is set to give local repairers access to the enhanced speed, efficiency and quality of this industry leading range of collision repair consumables.

11/12/2019
MVP Parts Process, Part 2: The Cost of an Unorganised Parts Department

How to convert your parts department from a place of lost opportunities to a well organised business profit centre.

11/10/2019
Talking Training: What is Your Investment Strategy?

Initial purchase cost is not an accurate indicator of a product’s value. Do the sums and a great price tag can actually turn out to be false economy that costs you money.

11/7/2019
Hero Worship

When Holden released the V2 Monaro in 2001, it became an instant classic. Now, Holden is giving you the chance to own one, complete with bespoke PPG paint colour.

10/30/2019
Find It, Paint It

Don’t have the paint code for a vehicle’s exterior or interior colour, trim, etc? No problem – just Paint It!

10/27/2019
Fleet Footed

When it comes to offering CT fleet operators a high-quality finish and a comprehensive list of time saving services, PPG’s FleetPool network comes fully loaded.

10/24/2019
2019 PPG Colour Matching Final

WA’s Jarrah Moon took the spoils but the skill of colour matching was the winner at the 2019 PPG International Colour Matching Competition.

10/24/2019
State of the 'Art'

Wrapped in wave inspired bodywork, featuring PPG paint, the uber-cool Azaris is a rolling artwork that showcases a revolutionary new drive system and suspension design.

10/22/2019
Demand and Supply

As a growing workload stretched workshop capacity to the limit, Total Fleet Imaging decided to invest in a massive expansion to meet customer demand – it has not looked back!

10/21/2019
Training Centre Co-Stars at V8 Drivers Night

As the Pukekohe crowd roared its approval for Scott McLaughlin’s record breaking 17th win in the 2019 Supercars Championship, it marked the climax of an epic weekend for many PPG customers.

10/16/2019
The New Gold Standard

An upgrade featuring a new multi-hole configuration, ensures that nothing is as good as Gold!

10/15/2019
Built to Last

Forget today’s throwaway society – Dynabrade tools are designed and made to deliver long lasting performance.

10/14/2019
Polish Up Your Act

Efficient de-nibbing and polishing is a key to minimising job labour cost and the newly updated PPG ‘Paint Rectification Process’ chart provides everything you need.

10/11/2019
SATA Special Lets You Spray With Love and Peace

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival, SATA has created a special edition spray gun, called the SATAjet X 5500 ‘Hippie’.

10/3/2019
Colour Connections

To be successful, public transport has to be a super convenient option for users and, whether we realise it or not, colour plays a crucial role.

9/30/2019
Tech Tip: Cleaning Between Polish Steps
​John Hristias – PPG Business Support Manager Asia / Pacific
It’s a situation guaranteed to get the boss hot under the collar and customers writing negative reviews – you think you have polished de-nib marks out of a job, only for them to return after it’s washed a couple of times. Generally, it’s known as ‘ghosting’, ‘holograms’ or ‘swirl marks’ and, while it’s a common mistake, it’s also an easy one to fix, no matter what polish system you are using.

9/29/2019
The Science Behind: Watching Paint Dry
We are told that it’s boring to watch paint dry but, when it comes to the automotive sector, the science behind it can actually be quite interesting.

9/22/2019
Drive Through with Paul Galea - General Manager, Refinish ANZ
PPG continues to focus on automation as a way of supporting shops that have difficulty attracting and keeping skilled staff, not to mention minimising labour cost. 

9/19/2019
Up for the Challenge
Covering over 3000km between Darwin and Adelaide, the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is regarded as the planet’s toughest solar vehicle race and, this year, two teams will be looking good with PPG support.

9/17/2019
Sheen Raises the Bar at The Bash 2019
This year’s Bash raised $1.82 million – the highest amount ever raised and a credit to everyone involved!

9/12/2019
Friend and Foe
Compressed air is absolutely essential for collision centre operations but, used in the wrong way, it has the potential to injure or even kill.

9/9/2019
Change for the Better
During the 2019 awards judging tour, Samantha Street was amazed to see the dramatic transformational journey two particular businesses had taken over the past 12 months. It prompted the question, ‘what had made the difference’? It turns out it was simply about taking advantage of a specialised PPG service.

9/9/2019
SEM-sational Solutions
Whether in the panel shop or the paint shop, the innovative range of SEM Products is set to give ANZ users the ability to slash repair steps, time and wastage, while enhancing quality.

9/3/2019
Best Hood to Match the Best Gun
Thanks to over 90 years of spray equipment expertise, SATA offers market leading, precision German engineered air-fed hoods to match its premium spray guns.

9/2/2019
Moorabbin Hospital gets PPG COLOURFUL COMMUNITIES® makeover
PPG volunteers recently spent an entire week completing a Colourful Communities project at Monash Health’s Moorabbin Hospital which is nearby to PPG’s Clayton headquarters.

8/29/2019
Cool Technology
Thanks to an ongoing collaboration with PPG, Ferrari is the first to debut a new paint system which is very cool in more ways than one.

8/26/2019
PPG Paint It!
Need to find a colour? Just ‘Paint It’
Because the paint code for a vehicle’s exterior or interior colour, trim, etc, isn’t always readily to hand, PPG created ‘Paint It’.

8/23/2019
Small Size, Electrifying Performance
MIRKA continues to lead the charge to high efficiency electric tools with the launch of a compact 77mm version of the DEROS and OSP abrasives.

8/15/2019
Tech Tip: Correct Spray Gun Maintenance
Understanding correct spray gun maintenance procedures and religiously using them is a no-brainer for painters. After all, the spray gun is a painter’s primary tool so it impacts every job. While they are not fragile, guns do need careful looking after to ensure peak performance over a long lifespan.

8/14/2019
Colorful Communities® Honours Apollo 11
As the world celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landings, a special PPG Colorful Communities project at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC), has helped to commemorate the incredible feat.

8/8/2019
PPG Goes on a Roller Coaster Ride
Although PPG’s DELFLEET® range was specially developed for trucks, buses, etc, it’s also an ideal solution for a whole host of other roles, including painting roller coaster cars!  

8/5/2019
Tech Tip: Fine Body Filler
Smaller filler jobs and greater accuracy.
Nowadays, the majority of body filler repairs are either completed or finished off with ‘finer’ grade filler products. While there is a need to build efficiency into the process, it’s also crucial to avoid bad habits that lead to costly and frustrating reworks. When tackling smaller repair areas, it’s even more important to have a precise, step-by-step filler method to ensure a quality result.

7/29/2019
Setup to e-X-cel
So, you have your brand new SATAjet X 5500 in your hand, with all its cool features – what you need now is the SATAjet X 5500 Setup Guide poster.

7/22/2019
PPG Joins ATA Conference
Along with a packed schedule of fascinating seminars, the recent Australian Trucking Association (ATA) Conference gave visitors the chance to learn a little more about PPG.

7/17/2019
Are You Colour Capable?
As vehicle manufacturers continue to use colour as a key selling point, is the refinish system you have chosen up to the colour challenge now and into the future?

6/25/2019
A Touch of Innovation
We live in a touchscreen dominated world and PPG’s innovative coatings technologies are helping to enhance the performance of many of world’s most popular consumer electronics.

6/24/2019
Iridium in its Element
While you don’t necessarily need to understand the technology behind MIRKA’s new premium abrasive, Iridium, it does help to explain why its performance is so good.

6/19/2019
Born in the USA
A new PPG / Dynabrade partnership is giving consumers across the region access to a wide range of iconic tools, complete with outstanding backup support.

6/13/2019
PPG Advances Sustainability to Protect and Beautify the World
‘We Protect and Beautify the World™’ is more than just a tagline for PPG, a fact highlighted by the publishing of its 2018 Sustainability Report. 

6/11/2019
UV8080 Makes a SMART Choice
When looking to focus on smaller, quick turnaround repairs, the ability to work 75% faster is an absolute no-brainer, says Greg Tunks, PPG MVP Business Solutions Manager ANZ.

6/3/2019
Honouring the ‘Heroes of Chemistry’
A team of PPG automotive OEM coatings scientists have been singled out for the prestigious 2019 ‘Heroes of Chemistry’ award for the discovery and development of the innovative B1:B2™ Compact Paint System.

5/28/2019
New SATA Nozzle Tech is the X Factor for Painters
Thanks to SATA’s radical new X-Nozzle System, the SATAjet X 5500 can be perfectly setup to suit every painter, their chosen paint brand and their application conditions.

5/21/2019
Five Minutes of Fame
Since launching in mid-2018, PPG’s LVC-105 EnviroFIVE Clearcoat has become an instant best seller and the ability to cure in only five minutes is just one of its advantages!

5/19/2019
New PPG Organisation Enhances Vehicle OEM Support
Despite already having close partnerships with virtually every major vehicle OEM on the planet, PPG is about to take these relationships to the next level. 

5/16/2019
A Cut Above the Rest
Manufactured using leading-edge abrasive technology, the new Iridium® range from MIRKA is engineered to cut fast, repel dust and stay sharp to save you time and money.

5/13/2019
Take a Step Back
It’s extremely rare to be able to eliminate a whole step from a repair process but this is exactly what PPG’s new LVA-650 EnviroLOCK Plastic Primer Converter lets you do.

5/13/2019
Major Milestone for PPG
Team Penske Partnership