PPG announced it has inaugurated a battery pack application center (BPAC) in Tianjin, China. The company says the $30-million facility features a range of capabilities to test the application of PPG coatings technologies, materials and systems for electric vehicle (EV) battery packs.
The BPAC will include application testing for PPG technologies, including powder coatings, fire protection coatings, dielectric coatings, adhesives and sealants, surface pre-treatment, and e-coat technologies. Its modular design will allow for independent projects to be carried out concurrently in each of the application areas, the company says. This flexibility will enable the development of material and process solutions across the range of current and potential customers, PPG says.