CLEVELAND—PPG Industries Inc. is investing to ensure it remains a force within the adhesive and sealants industry.
The firm unveiled its new advanced automotive adhesives and sealants laboratory with a ribbon cutting and open house in Cleveland on Oct. 29. The lab is designed to help it produce new technologies to help automotive original equipment manufacturers as they develop new mobility technologies like hybrid-electric, electric and autonomous vehicles.
Investment figures were not disclosed, but the firm said it intends to create six jobs initially and grow from there.
"PPG is very customer centric," said Gary Bennett, PPG senior global general manager for adhesives and sealants. "Our customers blueprint where they want to be in the future and we partner with them to help create those road maps. All of those technologies for the automotive coating space on the OEM side are all based here. We have the opportunity to flex that and optimize how the coatings will interact with one another."