Two Kansas companies, Premier
Paint 2000, Inc. & C3 Technology, LLC., along with Tech Line Coatings, Inc.
in California are proud to introduce the first water-borne clear coat on
the automotive paint market. This technology breakthrough is years ahead of
the competition and exceeds EPA standards.
California and Canada's new environmental policies have pushed
companies to create products that match or exceed new regulations. In both,
California and Canada, auto shops are facing strict changes to VOC
(volatile organic compounds) emission rules by the end of this year. South
Coast California Air Quality District (AQMD) now requires that multi-stage
clear coats have a 250g/L (2.1 lb./gal.) VOC emissions rating or better.
AQMD, Rule 1151 (http://aqmd.gov/rules/reg/reg11/r1151.pdf) went into
effect July 01, 2008, with complete conversion expected by December 31,
2008. Canada's new regulation matches California's, but won't be required
until 2010. Single-stage clear coats will require 340 g/L (2.8 lb./gal.)
emission rating in California, 420 g/L (3.5 lb./gal.) in Canada. WBCC falls
into the single application category of 1.2 lb./gal. VOC, well below EPA,
California and Canada's standards!
Water-borne paint is the best environmental option on the market.
Several paint manufacturers anticipated the change well over a decade ago
and have technology, equipment and training available for auto shops in
transition when it comes to toner, but none of these companies thought to
produce one of the most important steps in painting a vehicle, the clear
coat. It's what makes a Corvette or a Ford F150 shine the brightest.
Premier Paint 2000 owner, Rick Wray, did predict the need and the
change. While automotive paint leaders are in the beginning phases of
development and are years away from a product, the group is in its final
testing period for WBCC, Tomorrow's Technology TODAY! The expected release
date for WBCC is January 2009.
Testing proves WBCC is durable to environmental stresses, is compatible
with all water-borne and solvent-based paints, and provides a shine that
matches or exceeds current market standards. A very important feature of
WBCC is the absence of any isocyanates, a chemical that has been proven to
cause medical conditions from asthma to cancer.
Premier Paint 2000(R), Inc. revolutionized chip and scratch repair when
it opened its doors eight years ago. It's the leader in providing quality
repair with a guarantee its competitors can't match. Owners and operators
have a love for cars and an appreciation for their potential value. They've
spent over 50 years of combined service in the automotive industry. The
only problem that wore on them was the lack of a quality paint used to
repair minor wear and tear damage to a vehicle. Rick Wray spent a year and
half creating his paint and repair system that is now sold around the
world. Premier Paint 2000(R) offers business opportunities to individuals
and existing businesses wanting to use the best technology has to offer.