PPG receives prestigious R&D 100 award for colours and coating applied sciences

PITTSBURGH – (BUSINESS WIRE) – PPG (NYSE: PPG) announced today that three of its innovative coating technologies have received the R & D® 100 Awards 2021: PPG BFP-SE Battery Fire Protection, PPG ENVIROCRON ™ Extreme Protection Thermally Conductive Powder Coatings and PPG HI-TEMP® 1027 HD coating.

“At PPG, our global science and technology team works tirelessly to bring value to our customers,” said David Bem, vice president, science and technology and chief technology officer, PPG. “Leveraging our cross-industry expertise – combined with our constant quest to help our customers – enables our company to lead the industry when it comes to innovation. We are proud to be honored with this valued recognition. ”

PPG BFP-SE Battery Fire Protection is an innovative coating that protects batteries in electric vehicles from fire, helping to reduce thermal runaway events and improve passenger safety. These solutions can be mass produced, used efficiently, and include battery fire protection suitable for various vehicle battery applications.

PPG Envirocron Extreme Protection thermally conductive powder coatings combine dielectric protection and thermal conductivity in a single multifunctional coating for electric vehicle battery packs. PPG’s proprietary platform improves cooling efficiency and provides exceptional electrical insulation that mitigates arcing and short circuits to improve battery performance and passenger safety.

PPG HI-TEMP 1027 HD is the company’s next-generation, environment-hardening, high-temperature anti-corrosion coating (CUI) that is ideal for new construction projects. It has excellent hardness and corrosion resistance, even in severe cyclic temperatures of -196 degrees Celsius (-320 degrees Fahrenheit) to 540 degrees Celsius (1000 degrees Fahrenheit). The resistance of the coating to wear and tear and corrosion that can occur on pipes, containers and components helps to avoid damage and the resulting repair work and saves time and money.

In addition, LIQUID NAILS® FUZE * IT MAX® all-purpose construction adhesive was recognized by PPG as a finalist of the R&D 100 Awards 2021. This advanced adhesive uses hybrid technology to provide both exceptional grip and long-term strength to bond almost anything to anything in any weather.

The R&D 100 Awards Committee and R&D World Magazine honor the 100 most innovative technologies and services of the past year with the R&D 100 Awards. PPG has received 32 R&D 100 awards over the years.

About the R&D 100 Awards

Since 1963, the R&D 100 Awards program has identified revolutionary technologies that have just been launched and celebrates the best technology products of the year. Past winners include advanced test equipment, innovative new materials, breakthroughs in chemistry, biomedical products, consumer goods, and high energy physics that span industry, academia, and government sponsored research.

About the R&D World magazine

Since its inception in 1959 as Industrial Research, R&D World magazine (www.rdmag.com) has helped research scientists, engineers, and technical staff in laboratories around the world, providing updated, informative news and useful technical articles that are readers’ knowledge about the research and development industry and improve the quality of their work. The R&D World Magazine is a publication of the Advantage Business Media Science Group with sister brands such as Laboratory Equipment, Bioscience Technology, Drug Discovery & Development, Laboratory Design, Scientific Computing and Controlled Environments.


At PPG (NYSE: PPG) we work every day to develop and deliver colors, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 135 years. Through commitment and creativity, we solve the greatest challenges of our customers and find the right way in close cooperation. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, we innovate in more than 75 countries with net sales of $ 13.8 billion in 2020. We serve customers in the construction, consumer goods, industrial and transportation, and aftermarket sectors. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

Protecting and Beautifying the World, and Envirocron are trademarks, and High-Temp and the PPG logo are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

Liquid Nails and Fuze * It Max are registered trademarks of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.


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