PPG Industries Inc. says it has developed a new painting system that increases assembly plant flexibility for automakers attempting to reduce order-to-delivery time. PPG expects its Dynamic FlexColors system to go commerical in 2003, probably on a niche vehicle, with final testing work being completed at project partner Behr Systems’ Auburn Hills, MI, facility. "The automotive industry is using e-commerce to strive for the build-to-order or 5-day car, but offering a large color palette ...

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