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Austin body shop goes green

With over 22 years of providing Austin, Texas and the surrounding areas with auto body repair and painting service, Whitakers Auto Body & Paint has committed to converting to PPG Industries’ Envirobase Waterborne Paint to benefit the environment.

“We are converting from petroleum based paint to environment-friendly water based paint. This will greatly reduce VOC emissions,” said Larry Whitaker, president of Whitakers.

Long before most of North America’s body shops had even given thought to waterborne finishes, PPG was already immersed in it. For the past two decades, PPG has been developing and refining its technological expertise in both North America and Europe.

That role was reinforced when they introduced the world’s first waterborne refinish system in 1992, an innovation that received the United Kingdom’s Queens Award for Technology in 1995.