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PPG Announces Price Hikes on Electrocoat Primers

Global demand, capacity constraints, outages and availability of feedstocks and intermediates are blamed for increases.

The automotive OEM coatings business of PPG Industries, the world’s leading manufacturer of transportation coatings, announced plans to implement price increases and surcharges for its electrocoat primer coatings line and related products effective May 1 or as contracts permit.

Global demand, capacity constraints, outages and availability of feedstocks and intermediates have tightened supply and caused significant increases in raw material costs, resulting in the need for price adjustments, according to Cynthia A. Niekamp, PPG senior vice president, automotive OEM coatings.

“The rapid and sustained rise in costs for key raw materials, such as epoxy resins and titanium dioxide, requires us to take pricing action on our electrocoat primer and related products,” Niekamp said. “We remain committed to providing our customers with global coatings solutions that offer outstanding value, world-class service and the latest technologies.”

The price increase is being implemented globally, and details will be communicated locally with customers, PPG said.

PPG also recently announced increases on its industrial coatings products.

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