PPG offers seacoast corrosion warranty for DURANAR spray coatings

Available exclusively through PPG-certified applicators

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 27, 2007 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) coil and extrusion coatings has introduced a seacoast corrosion warranty for factory-applied spray coatings purchased through PPG CAP Certified Applicator Program members.

The seacoast warranty, which is available exclusively through PPG CAP program members, covers Duranar, Duranar Sunstorm, Duranar XL and Duranar XLBC coatings applied in normal and industrial environments. Additionally, Duranar spray coatings applied by PPG CAP program members will be covered under warranty for five years longer than those applied by non-members.

The seacoast warranty applies only to Duranar coatings products that are properly factory-applied. The aluminum substrates to which coatings are applied must be properly cleaned and primed, and they must use PPG’s proven flash primer technology along with the specified pre-treatment. If these conditions are met, the warranty asserts that Duranar coatings:
  • Will not peel, check or crack;
  • Will not chalk in excess of numerical rating 8, as measured by ASTM D4214 procedures (Method D659);
  • Will not fade or change color in excess of five DE units, as measured by ASTM D2244; and
  • Will not corrode in excess of numerical rating 6 on cut edges and numerical rating 7 on field surfaces, as measured using ASTM D1654 procedures.

The PPG CAP program represents a select group of certified suppliers that meet rigorous quality-control standards established by PPG for the application of Duranar, Duranar XL and Acrynar high-performance coatings. The program was developed to satisfy architects’ demands for better color uniformity in architectural coatings and more responsive service from coatings applicators.

The expanded warranty is one of several enhancements to the PPG CAP program, which also includes a new field repair program and accelerated service for color samples. For information about Duranar coatings or to find a PPG CAP Certified Applicator Program member in your area, 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 Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Acrynar, Duranar and PPG CAP Certified Applicator Program and design are trademarks of PPG Industries.




Sharon Bird
PPG Industrial Coatings