The Evolution of Rail Transportation

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PPG

At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and specialty materials that our customers have trusted for more than 135 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $15.1 billion in 2019. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets


The evolution of rail transportation through the years has resulted in the demand for various rail car types for shipping different equipment and commodities. Along with this demand came the need for various coatings that would not only protect the cars from corrosion but also protect commodities being transported. As these needs increased so did the increase for specific coating technologies tailored to the protection needs. PPG has been a leader in the rail industry for meeting and exceeding the needs for coatings and has continued the progression of coatings to meet steel protection, maintenance of commodity purity, as well and ease of cleaning and use. Of late the priority has shifted to the commonly used term “sustainability,” which generally means the ability of a product achieve a long, marketable life based on environmental and technology relevance. PPG continues to research and develop sustainable products that meet the demands of rail transportation.
Presenter:

Tom Higginbotham
PPG

Tom Higginbotham is Training Manager, Americas for PPG Protective and Marine Coatings. He brings experience from various roles in the coating industry spanning a time of over 30 years. Higginbotham manages a team of qualified, experienced training professionals in the Americas who train engineers, specifiers, end-users, and employees of varied types on a myriad of training topics. Higginbotham has contributed to and led many committees and task groups with the NACE organization. He is a NACE Level 3 Certified Coating Inspector, an SSPC-Certified Concrete Coating Inspector and a NACE Cathodic Protection Tester.

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Tagged categories: Coating Application; PPG; Rail; Railcars; Sustainability


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