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Automotive Collision Repair Goes Green

Automotive Collision Repair Goes Green

The Automotive Collision Repair Technology program at New England Institute of Technology is going "green" with the use of a new waterborne automotive paint.

Doing what is right for the environment is what collision repair instructor Manny Couto and his students practice in their paint class. Students sprayed PPG waterborne (also known as water-based primer) to their project fenders. The paint does not contain the high level of volatile organic compounds that the collision repair industry is currently using.

New England Tech will continue to train its students in this new technology as there will be new laws in effect regarding paint chemicals by the year 2012.

Changes will be made to the collision repair curriculum and spray equipment to reflect this new area of training. The instructional staff have taken PPG certification courses to teach this new green technology.