PPG white paper covers performance expectations for UV-durable coil coatings

Document examines long-term performance of several coating technologies

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 20, 2012 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) coil and extrusion coatings group has issued a white paper titled “Performance Expectations for UV-Durable Coil Coatings.”

The six-page document highlights differences between silicone-modified polyester (SMP) and super-polyester coatings in comparison to 70 percent polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) coatings. It also explains how polyester and PVDF coatings are formulated and defines performance characteristics such as “chalk” and “fade” with the goal of helping readers identify the best coatings for their applications and budgets. There also is a section illustrating the advantages of applying a clear topcoat to metal building panels and components as part of a three-coat PVDF coating system for use in industrial and seacoast environments.

For more information or to get a copy of the white paper, visit www.ppgideascapes.com or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332).

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 60 countries around the world. Sales in 2011 were $14.9 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

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Sharon Bird
PPG Industrial Coatings