New Generation of Topcoat

New Generation of Topcoat

PPG Refinish UK introduced its commercial transport platform Turbo Vision within the Nexa Autocolor brand this year. CVW caught up with the company to understand what the new generation of topcoat is all about.

Described as a new generation of commercial transport topcoat, PPG has launched Nexa Autocolor’s Turbo Vision. Developing upon the highly regarded Nexa Autocolor EHS Turbo Plus paint line, the company has invested extensive research and development into the Turbo Vision platform to deliver technology designed to address future requirements and expectations of a CT coating system.

The new commercial transport offering has been available in the premium refinish brand Nexa Autocolor since March 2018 and offers significant enhancements through innovation, process optimisation and colour excellence; whilst also being fast-drying, easy to apply and achieving a durable gloss and finish.

Turbo Vision is using a new generation of technologies and has been designed to reach improved levels of performance, process optimisation and colour excellence. Covering all the needs of the commercial vehicle industry – from repairers, to special manufacturers – the easy application and fast drying times deliver a premium finish for customers.

The flow and colour matching has been at the centre of research when developing the platform, and with different types of vehicles and parts demanding different performance characteristics, a comprehensive range of binders (High Flow, Matt, Structured, Medium Solid and Direct-to-Metal) have been developed to combine with the new premium toners.

Using Turbo Vision’s Premium High Flow Binder results in enhanced coverage and improved opacity, according to the company. Ease of application and lower material consumption both contribute towards a 10-15% reduction in VOC emissions, resulting in healthier working conditions for painters, whilst lowering the environmental footprint for workshops.

As an easy-to-use paint process combined with accurate mixing and efficient colour matching, Turbo Vision offers shorter baking times and less re-work for technicians. Both experienced painters and trainees alike will benefit from faster, accurate and reliable results. The covering properties means that on average, a 10-15% material saving and a 25% bake time reduction. Turbo Vision’s general appearance and long-term durability exceeds other coating systems, says PPG. Its colour stability allows painters to confidently and consistently achieve colour mixing and perfect results every time.

David Heal, UK & Ireland Market Director for PPG Refinish, comments: “This new generation of commercial transport coatings is a truly exceptional and exciting platform. Turbo Vision supports PPG’s goal to be the customer’s first choice every time and significantly improves the value we deliver to our customers. The feedback we have received from early users of the system is exceptional, we are very excited for the entire commercial transport market to experience all the benefits this revolutionary platform can offer.”

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