The increased push for energy efficiency in car manufacturing has increased demand for PPG's coatings, according to this article. About 85% of PPG's total sales in 2013 were from its coatings segment, reflecting a 10 percent increase in demand for for OEM car coatings worldwide. PPG's B1:B2 paint process allows wet-on-wet application, eliminating the need for a baking or heated dehydration process in between layers, this article says.

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