REDFORD, Mich. — Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced today that it has selected PPG Industries as its OEM and aftermarket paint supplier for the Sterling manufacturing facility in St. Thomas, Ont.
Sterling already uses PPG’s standard black chassis topcoat, according to DTNA. PPG’s Delfleet topcoat cab colours and chassis special colours will be introduced into the St. Thomas facility in early 2008.
Delfleet products have been designed and approved for DTNA applications since 2003, and are applied on Freightliner and Western Star trucks. DTNA states that Delfleet topcoats provide “superior” appearance, corrosion resistance, adhesion, chip resistance and UV durability.
“The change to Delfleet complements our existing primer and chassis topcoat paint,” said Angela Plaxton, manager, coating technology, for DTNA. “PPG’s proven quality, durability and technology will only enhance the appearance of our trucks.”
Paint repairs to Sterling trucks will not require the use of PPG’s products, however, PPG is collaborating with Sterling’s extensive dealer network to ensure customers who select the PPG option receive “the highest” level of service, adds DTNA.
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