PPG launches PPG DELFLEET ONE paint system for commercial transportation industry in US, Canada

June 14, 2019
Next-generation coatings provide outstanding color matching, productivity boost, ultra-low VOC emissions.

PPG introduced the PPG DELFLEET ONE™ paint system to the U.S. and Canadian markets. This complete and compact line of advanced coatings is specially formulated to address the demanding refinish needs of the commercial transportation industry.

PPG engineered these next-generation coatings to deliver outstanding color matching, ease of use, increased productivity and the commercial transportation industry’s lowest volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions for a premium paint system with full color capability. 

The PPG Delfleet One paint system includes undercoats, topcoats and clearcoats. It features 57% fewer VOC emissions compared to a traditional paint system, ensuring compliance with regulations in all regions of North America. 

“The PPG Delfleet One paint system is a major technological advance and the direct result of PPG asking the people who matter – fleet operators, truck body builders, repair facility painters and others who work with these types of products every day – what they wanted in a premium paint system,” said J.J. Wirth, PPG segment manager, commercial coatings, U.S. and Canada. “We believe our customers will appreciate the product capabilities and productivity boost offered by the most environmentally progressive premium system in the commercial transportation original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and repair markets.” 

The PPG Delfleet One paint system includes the latest aluminum and pearl pigments to provide full color capability for direct gloss, basecoat and matte colors, all of which have a VOC of 1.5 pounds per gallon. The system’s clearcoats and primers have a VOC of 2.0 or less pounds per gallon.   

The compact paint system has 42 toners, four binders and four paint additives, efficiently reducing on-hand inventory requirements yet providing the resources needed to address all refinish or OEM work. 

The entire system is supported by PPG’s extensive color database that expands as new colors, special mixes and variant formulas emerge. It uses the exclusive PPG Delfleet One Tint Guide and PPG Delfleet One Color Deck, which houses thousands of OEM color chips and variants arranged chromatically. The system also ensures accurate color match through PPG’s cutting-edge color tools that include the RAPIDMATCH® XI spectrophotometer, TOUCHMIX® XI computer and PAINTMANAGER® XI software. 

“The tools that support the PPG Delfleet One paint system make color selection and matching accuracy much easier,” said Wirth. “Painters can rest assured that the system’s ‘what you see is what you’ll spray’ approach precisely matches commercial vehicle colors. All our color tools are supported by the PPG Color Matching Laboratory, which is exclusively dedicated to accurately matching commercial vehicle colors.” 

PPG designed the PPG Delfleet One paint system for ease of use. Painters can feel confident using traditional application techniques, and the system’s excellent toner stability and consistency minimize color variation among painters. The system has very consistent ready-to-spray viscosities across color families, eliminating the need for painters to adjust each color before application or change spray-gun settings. It also features excellent metallic control, good rivet hang and outstanding matte control with anti-burnishing, and it is easy to mix with shared hardeners and reducers. Painters can adjust dry times simply through hardener selection. 

To support the PPG Delfleet One paint system, the PPG Delfleet One microsite features detailed marketing information, product technical information and how-to videos. PPG is also offering a training program on core application techniques for commercial refinish professionals. The PPG training website provides specific PPG Delfleet One course information, and site visitors are encouraged to use the search term “Delfleet One” to find classes in their area.