PPG Industries to supply paint for Sterling Trucks

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Daimler Trucks North America announced Tuesday, April 8, that it has selected PPG Industries as its OEM and aftermarket paint supplier for the Sterling Truck Corp. manufacturing facility in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada.

Sterling, based in Redford, Mich., already uses PPG’s standard black chassis topcoat; PPG’s Delfleet topcoat cab colors and chassis special colors 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.

Delfleet topcoats are formulated to provide superior appearance, corrosion resistance, adhesion, chip resistance and UV durability. DTNA says the product, which was designed specially for DTNA applications, has been tested and approved by its engineers.

“The change to Delfleet complements our existing primer and chassis topcoat paint,” says Angela Plaxton, DTNA manager of coating technology. “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, but PPG says it is collaborating with Sterling’s dealer network to ensure customers who select the PPG option receive premium service.