PPG white paper compares liquid, powder coatings for aluminum applications

Document presents unbiased view of architectural design and technology choices

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 21, 2007 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) industrial coatings business has published a new white paper comparing the environmental, economical and performance advantages associated with the application of liquid and powder coatings on architectural aluminum.

The eight-page technical document reviews historical factors that have made liquid coatings the prevailing choice of North American architects and powder coatings the preferred option in Europe. It also examines environmental advantages associated with powder coatings and the design and custom-color benefits of liquid coatings. The paper notes that differences between the two types of coatings may be narrowing, offering architects and building owners a wider range of design and technology choices.

Henry L. Lowman, PPG director of sales for extrusion coatings, said the white paper was published to provide an objective comparison of liquid and powder coatings in light of recent technological advances.

“PPG manufactures both liquid and powder coatings,” Lowman explained. “Our goal with this white paper is to give architects, building owners, specifiers and curtainwall consultants an unbiased view of the expanding design and technology choices for architectural aluminum coatings. We also want to reduce the levels of risk and uncertainty these professionals feel when specifying one technology over the other.”

The white paper was introduced at GreenBuild, an international trade show hosted annually by the U.S. Green Building Council, which promotes sustainable building practices and principles. This year’s event took place Nov. 7-9 in Chicago.

PPG has a national team of architect representatives and an architectural services center staffed by experts in both liquid and powder coatings. To contact a representative, or to order a copy of the white paper, visit www.ppgideascapes.com or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA.

About PPG
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company employs more than 34,000 people and has 125 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates in more than 25 countries. PPG shares are traded on the New York and Philadelphia stock exchanges (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.




Tina McHenry
PPG Powder Coatings