PPG Industries hosted its first PPG China Industrial Electrocoat Conference in Wuxi, China, Tianjin Province, on Sept. 23, 2011. With the theme “Innovation Paints a Green Future,” the conference welcomed industrial e-coat experts from government, design institutes and equipment manufacturers.

“China is one of the most important, fastest-growing markets for the industrial electrocoat sector, as illustrated by the great number of participants in this conference,” said Willie Wu, PPG vice president, industrial coatings, Asia/Pacific. “PPG was a pioneer in e-coat technology in the 1950s, and we are pleased to share our extensive knowledge in this field with Chinese industrial experts.”

During the conference, Jeff Wang, business director for industrial coatings in China, and other members of PPG’s electrocoat team informed participants about the electrocoating process, environmentally responsible pretreatment technology, coating facilities, trends in industrial e-coat and more. Additionally, PPG executives discussed the company’s progress to date as well as its current growth opportunities. “As a leading global coatings company, PPG hopes to bring more advanced technologies and ‘green’ products to China to better serve customers here,” Wu said