Secure Launch Excellence™

PPG created the Secure Launch Excellence process, a comprehensive, step-by-step program, to accelerate the development of new coatings, colors and formulations, and to implement them quickly and seamlessly into your manufacturing processes.

Our Secure Launch Excellence process draws from proven accelerated launch systems developed by PPG for customers in various industries - including automotive and consumer electronics - and covers the four phases most critical to the rapid development of a successful product or coating.

Working with your staff, PPG's Secure Launch Excellence team takes ownership of the coating development process from the very beginning, using thorough documentation and a strictly regimented methodology to formulate a coating that meets your unique color, manufacturing and environmental requirements the first time-and every time-it runs on your line.


First-run capability: We help you minimize the time, waste and cost associated with multiple trials and failures, and by eliminating duplicate steps in the coating development process. Our system helps to ensure that the new coating works on your production line the first time it is applied on a part.

Faster to market: Our process works. Over the years, across a variety of industries, we have refined our process into a logical, disciplined, highly regimented approach that generates production-ready coatings in the shortest time possible. As a result, you get products to market faster, saving time and money along the way.

Global collaboration: We involve key stakeholders from your company and ours at the earliest points, assigning specific responsibilities to each person at every stage of the Secure Launch Excellence process. Everyone on your team will know exactly what they need to do and when.

Download our brochure to learn more about the Secure Launch Excellence process and how it can help your business.

The 4 phases of Secure Launch Excellence include documenting customer requirements to development and commercialization.