PPG introduces DURANAR powder coatings for architectural applicationsPITTSBURGH, Sept. 12, 2008 –
PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) industrial coatings business has introduced Duranar
powder coatings for architectural aluminum. The coatings are an extension of the existing line of Duranar
liquid coatings and are engineered for monumental architectural applications such as building panels, curtain walls and storefronts.
Made using Kynar
70-percent polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) resin technology, Duranar
powder coatings have the environmental benefits of a zero-VOC powder coating.They also have the same durability, color and gloss retention, and chalk, corrosion and stain resistance as Duranar
liquid coatings, outperforming competing powder coatings manufactured with similar resins.Duranar
powder coatings are formulated with color pigmentation that is screened extensively and has a 40-year track record of performance and durability on thousands of buildings around the world, in virtually every type of climate. Also, Duranar
powder coatings are applied using a proprietary, multi-coat system with a primer and a hard powder-film topcoat. This produces a thermoplastic bond between the coating and the metal substrate that delivers unequalled protection, adhesion and colorfastness, even in extreme environments such as seacoast exposure.Duranar
powder coatings are available exclusively through members of the PPG Certified Applicator Program
), an elite group of commercial coating applicators certified by PPG to apply high-performance fluoropolymer coatings to aluminum architectural components.
As with Duranar
liquid coatings, Duranar
powder coatings can be formulated in small batches, enabling architects to specify custom colors economically, and they are covered by the same 20-year warranty.
“With the addition of Duranar
powder coatings, PPG now offers coatings that meet all relevant AAMA standards in both liquid and powder form,” said Henry Lowman, PPG director, extrusion products. PPG also manufactures Coraflon
powder coatings and Duranar
liquid coatings for architectural metals. Lowman said PPG can work directly with architects, engineers and curtain wall consultants to help select the right liquid and powder coatings for their projects.
To learn more, call 888-PPG-IDEA (888-774-4332) or visit www.ppgideascapes.com
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 150 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com
.Acrynar, Coraflon, Duranar, Envirocron and PPG Certified Applicator Program are trademarks of PPG Industries.
Kynar is a trademark of Arkema, Inc.
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