PPG has introduced Aquacron 834 industrial shop primer, a new water-based primer that offers a product platform for manufacturers or custom coaters who need an economical rust-inhibitive shop primer for steel applications.With volatile organic compounds (VOCs) of only 2.8 lb per gallon, the primer meets stringent environmental regulations while delivering robust protection in corrosive environments. It provides, PPG says, excellent flow and leveling characteristics to create a smooth finish for steel fabrication, automotive racking, waste containers, industrial machinery, material handling equipment and other miscellaneous metal fabrication applications.  The quick-dry formula of the primer can increase shop production and provide manufacturers and custom coaters with a cost-effective option that uses water for reduction and clean-up. With the ability to make in a variety of colors, PPG Aquacron 834 primer works well with PPG Aquacron 488, PPG Aquacron 880 and PPG Aquacron 890 Series topcoats. www.ppgtruefinish.com