Users of PPG’s DEFLEET ONE® modular paint system for commercial transportation vehicles can now benefit from even greater flexibility, thanks to the addition of a new binder. Specially formulated for sharp edge work, the F8001 High Performance High Build is the fourth binder released by the next-generation platform since its launch in EMEA in 2018.
Delfleet One builds on the success and reputation of its predecessor, the renowned DELFLEET®, which was a leading coating reference in the commercial transport industry for over 30 years. Created with a unique focus on customer requirements, Delfleet One provides manufacturers, bodyshops and fleet operators with a compact and easy to use solution for all types of commercial vehicles, from new build to refinish.
“Defleet One is the result of our company’s continuous investment in research and development in which we seek to answer the evolving needs of our customers in this challenging sector. F8001 High Performance High Build Binder is our latest binder added to the platform, serving commercial vehicle builders’ and
manufacturers’ requirement for a sharp edge painting solution,” explains Ignasi Roig, Product Platform Manager EMEA at PPG Automotive Refinish.
F8001 offers a premium high gloss finish, similar to that offered by the range’s existing F8000 High Performance Binder, but with added properties which make it ideally suited to painting sharp edges and complex shapes encountered on vehicles like tipper trucks, tanker trucks, road sweepers and car transporters.
Therefore, F8001 is PPG´s recommended choice for commercial vehicles manufacturers and builders. Whereas F8000, which delivers its high level qualities on simpler geometries, will remain the preferred choice for bus and coach builders as well as commercial vehicle refinishers and refurbishers. The F8030 Matt Binder can be used alongside both F8001 and F8000 binders to achieve a finish, ranging from full matt to semi-gloss.
Beyond delivering superb finishes, both the High Performance Binder and High Performance High Build Binder help to maximize efficiency with fast-drying properties that reduce bake time and energy consumption by up to 20 percent while maintaining excellent hold-out. Delfeet One also promises important material savings, which can contribute to a consequent reduction in VOC emissions, leading to healthier working conditions for painters and a lower environmental footprint.
“All European countries have completed the launch of Delfleet One and demonstrated their satisfaction with the number of new wins and converting existing customers to the new platform,” says Naama Lilach, Marketing and Business Development Director EMEA at PPG Automotive Refinish. She concludes:
“We have received approvals from leading original equipment manufacturers throughout the EMEA region, which makes us very proud and which confirms our route to market. With confidence we can say that Delfleet One is PPG´s professional, reliable and efficient solution to all targets in the commercial vehicle segment.”
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