PPG protective and marine coatings announces tank linings for U.S. market

PITTSBURGH, June 13, 2011 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE: PPG) protective and marine coatings business has introduced NOVAGUARD(TM), PHENGUARD(TM) and SIGMAGUARD(TM) CSF coatings for petrochemical and biofuel storage tank lining applications in the United States.

The addition of solvent-free NOVAGUARD and SIGMAGUARD CSF coatings and of solventborne PHENGUARD coatings provides storage tank owners and maintenance engineers with a comprehensive range of PPG tank lining solutions for all types of chemical storage. Products include:

  • SIGMAGUARD CSF 650 coating is a solvent-free, single-coat, amine-cured epoxy lining for tanks that contain aliphatic petroleum products or crude oil at temperatures of up to 140 degrees F. It can be used to line new tanks and repair pitting corrosion damage or as a reinforced lining for refurbished tank bottoms.
  • Solvent-free NOVAGUARD 840 coating is a single-coat, novolac phenolic epoxy for tanks storing solvents, chemicals, refined fuels and crude oil at temperatures of up to 194 degrees F. As a maintenance or repair coating, it is well-suited for filling difficult “omega” pit holes.
  • NOVAGUARD 890 coating is a solvent-free, single-coat, novolac phenolic epoxy lining that meets emerging petrochemical industry requirements for the storage of biofuels, including ethanol fuel blends. In addition to holding crude oil at temperatures of up to 194 degrees F, NOVAGUARD 890 coating can be used to store aggressive biofuels, such as gasolines with 5 to 95 percent ethanol. Like NOVAGUARD 840 coating, it has excellent pit-filling characteristics and can be used as a reinforced lining for refurbished tank bottoms.
  • Solvent-based PHENGUARD 930/935/940 coatings provide a lining system for tanks storing the broadest range of chemicals and refined products, including highly aggressive materials such as methanol, ethylene dichloride (EDC), caustic sodas and fatty acids.

To learn more about PPG PMC’s complete range of tank linings and technical support, call (888) 9PPG-PMC (977-4762) or visit www.ppgpmc.com/northamerica.

PPG’s PMC business is a world leader in protective and marine coatings and is committed to supplying customers with quality coatings at the highest service level. Its products protect customers’ assets in some of the world’s most demanding conditions and environments, such as projects in the energy, infrastructure and marine segments. PPG PMC (www.ppgpmc.com) features AMERCOAT(R), SIGMA(R) and other brand families.

About PPG
PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Founded in 1883, the company serves customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, PPG operates in more than 60 countries around the globe. Sales in 2010 were $13.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Amercoat is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
NOVAGUARD, PHENGUARD and SIGMAGUARD are trademarks of PPG Coatings Nederland B.V., and Sigma is a registered trademark of SigmaKalon Deco Nederland B.V. owned by PPG Coatings Nederland B.V.
Edward Brunins
PPG Protective and Marine Coatings