PPG commercialises AEROCRON electrocoat primer for use in aerospace industry

PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) on Wednesday announced that its aerospace coating group has commercialised its first electrocoat-application primer for global airframe manufacturers and subcontractors to coat parts for commercial and general aviation aircraft.

AEROCRON electrocoat primer by PPG Aerospace is said to afford better corrosion protection than conventional spray primer because electrocoating enhances part coverage. Primer is applied to metal aircraft structures for corrosion resistance. While primer is usually sprayed onto metal parts, in the electrocoating, or electrodeposition, process, metal parts are dipped into an electrically charged tank of primer.

PPG Aerospace is said to be working closely with customers during the launch of Aerocron electrocoat primer to allow them to gain product and process experience before ramping up.