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November 1, 2019 2:45 PM, EDT

PPG Adds Adhesives and Sealants Research Facility

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PPG Industries Inc. announced it recently completed a 2,100-square-foot automotive adhesives and sealants laboratory on the company’s existing 42-acre manufacturing and research complex in Cleveland.

The laboratory will focus on developing and testing structural adhesives, sealants and related products for commercial vehicles, passenger cars, light trucks and SUVs.

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“There is a tremendous amount of science in every paint layer on a modern passenger vehicle or commercial truck,” Gary Bennett, PPG general manager of adhesives and sealants, and automotive OEM coatings, said in a release.

PPG scientists also will use the new lab to continue their development of next-generation coatings for lithium-ion battery cells, modules and packs used in battery-electric and autonomous vehicles — including sealing of pack shells and components, fixing of cells and modules into packs, structural reinforcement, impact resistance and thermal management. — Transport Topics

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