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PPG Aerospace Adds Packaging Capabilities at Site in France
|By Business Wire
|June 12, 2014 05:14 AM EDT
PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) has begun operation of a new packaging unit
installed at its Gonfreville, France, coatings plant and aerospace
application support center. With the new equipment, PPG is able to offer
customers in aerospace, automotive, rail, electronics and general
industrial markets in South Europe the benefits of proprietary SEMCO(R)
packaging and application systems.
NEW PACKAGING CAPABILITIES at PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) Gonfreville, France, coatings plant and aerospace application support center provide value-added services for supply of PPG coatings and sealants as well as third-party chemicals. Products supplied in SEMCO(R) packaging and application systems are available to customers in aerospace, automotive, rail, electronics and general industrial markets in South Europe. (Photo: Business Wire)
According to Dirk Thelen, PPG business manager, ASC-South Europe, the
new equipment enables PPG to supply its coatings and sealants as well as
adhesives and other third-party chemicals in value-added,
“PPG is capitalizing on our expertise to offer customers in South Europe
value-added packaging solutions from a local source,” Thelen said. “With SEMCO
packaging and application systems, we are able to deliver products
for convenient storage, mixing and use to afford higher quality and
lower system costs. PPG has a team of experts to work with customers and
identify the best packaging for a specific application.”
As part of the Gonfreville operations, the repackaging unit meets
quality qualifications such as ISO 9001 and EN 9100 standards, according
to Thelen. “The repackaging unit has been approved by several aerospace
customers. The benefits of integration into the Gonfreville site include
conformance to chemical control and product stewardship requirements and
In addition to aerospace coatings manufactured on site, coatings
products from PPG’s recently acquired Deft Incorporated portfolio have
been integrated into the repackaging activity at Gonfreville for
The complete line of SEMCO packaging and application systems is
available at Gonfreville, according to Thelen. “Among the many options
are SEMKIT(R) packages that are popular in the aerospace industry, where
optimizing material performance is important.”
SEMKIT packages are ready-to-use, disposable cartridges for
storing, mixing and applying multiple-component adhesives, sealants,
epoxies, polysulfides, polyurethanes and other materials that require
dynamic mixing. “They provide the quality assurance of delivering the
material at the ratio needed and contaminant-free, with labor and time
savings related to mixing and applying the material,” Thelen said.
Also popular are SEMPEN(R) applicators that contain touch-up quantities
of coatings and assembly fluids.
PPG also plans to add premixed and frozen sealants packaging to the
portfolio at Gonfreville for customers’ convenience, Thelen said.
The Gonfreville facility has 150 employees, began operations in 1980 and
manufactures coatings for aerospace as well as packaging applications.
Its ASC is one of 16 PPG operates around the world to provide local
sales, customer service and technical support for aerospace OEM
(original equipment manufacturer) customers, airlines and aftermarket
customers for PPG Aerospace sealants, coatings and transparencies. PPG’s
aerospace regional office in Colomiers, France, near Toulouse, provides
regional support to OEM and maintenance customers in commercial,
business and military aviation as well as military land-based
To learn more about SEMCO packaging and application systems,
or call the PPG Aerospace customer service line (in North America) at
(1)800-AEROMIX (237-6649) or the Gonfreville PPG site at
PPG Aerospace is the aerospace products and services business of PPG
Industries. PPG Aerospace – PRC-DeSoto is the leading global producer of
aerospace sealants, coatings, and packaging and application systems. PPG
Aerospace – Transparencies is the world’s largest supplier of aircraft
windshields, windows and canopies. For more information, visit www.ppgaerospace.com.
PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.(TM)
PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings
and specialty materials company. Through leadership in innovation,
sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial,
transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and
aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other
company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and
operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Net sales in 2013 were
$15.1 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange
(symbol:PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com
and follow @PPGIndustries
Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG
Industries Ohio, Inc.
SEMCO, SEMKIT and SEMPEN are registered trademarks of
PRC-DeSoto International, Inc.
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