PPG Opens Aerospace Center in France


Global coatings company PPG recently announced the opening of its new $17 million aerospace application support center (ASC) in Toulouse, France.

PPG’s release states that the facility will provide filling and packaging capabilities for aerospace materials, like coatings and sealants. The facility also includes a laboratory and technical support for a wide range of aircrafts.

The new ASC reportedly consists of a laboratory for the development of aerospace materials, a color blending area for coatings and a spray booth for hands-on training of paint applications.

“PPG is a critical supplier to the aerospace industry, with a suite of technologically advanced products,” said Francois Buehlmann, PPG's General Manager EMEA, Aerospace.

“This new facility will significantly enhance our responsiveness and customer support capabilities, while enabling the qualification of our unique materials earlier in the product development cycle.”

Additionally, the center contains filling lines for touch-up kits, a transparencies inspection cell, customized packaging capabilities for third-party products, chemical management resources and a customer service center. PPG states that this is the company’s seventeenth ASC worldwide.

“We are thrilled to provide convenient access to our aerospace products and services while further committing to our investment in France,” said Dan Korte, PPG's Senior Vice President, Aerospace. “This new facility enhances our global footprint and supports the industry as global travel continues to recover.”


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