Transportation Coatings

Road-Tested Solutions from a Name You Can Trust

Quality products, world-class color formulation and a legacy of superior technical expertise built on decades of innovation and experience – when it comes to the transportation industry, it’s no wonder that PPG coatings are the first choice for many of the world’s leading manufacturers of buses, rail cars, truck bodies, trailers, motorcycles, bicycles, scooters and other recreational vehicles.  PPG offers a complete package of critical, customer-focused products and services.  We invite you to learn how PPG can make your coatings process more consistent, cost-efficient and easier to manage, all while making your vehicles more colorful, stylish and durable.

Featured Products for the Transportation Market


Solvent-base SPECTRACRON® liquid coatings encompass primers and topcoats in alkyd-, urethane-, epoxy-, and acrylic-based formulations.  AQUACRON® coatings offer the same durable primers and topcoats but in water-based formulations with ultra-low VOC.

Isocyanate-free (ISO-free), two-component urethane liquid coatings require no primer and deliver superior corrosion protection over both unprimed steel and treated aluminum.  Their resistance to solvents, lubricants and other chemicals make them ideal as topcoats for automotive applications and as a touch-up paint for parts that might sustain finish damage during shipment or in storage.


POWERCRON® electrocoats provide superior edge coverage and are topcoat friendly.  This industry-leading product delivers uniform film build, color consistency and high yield rates.  Powercron is available in environmentally responsible, ultra-low VOC and heavy-metal/HAP-free formulations.  Whether you choose to use e-coat as a primer or as a one-coat, stand-alone finish, Powercron coatings are the most cost effective finish for your products.


For decades, ENVIROCRON® and ENVIRACRYL® powder coatings have set the standard for performance and technology in the automotive OEM and transportation markets.  With epoxy, acrylic, TGIC and non-TGIC polyesters, urethanes and advanced hybrids, these coatings offer a complete selection of environmentally progressive, thermosetting chemistries featuring reduced bake times and temperatures, lower film build and other critical performance properties.


A variety of pretreatments are available including zirconium-based, environmentally compliant, low sludge producing ZIRCOBOND®, X-BOND® and the ULTRAGUARD® series of iron phosphate and cleaner coater pretreatments, which combine hard surface cleaning and pretreatment in one step.  Other products include CORASHIELD® anti-chip underbody coatings and AUDIOGUARD® sprayable sound-dampering systems.