PPG Aerospace qualifies nine coatings systems to aerospace specification

AMS 3095A qualification aids airlines in selecting exterior paint for mixed fleets

SYLMAR, Calif., Feb. 19, 2013 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) aerospace business has qualified nine coatings systems to SAE International’s Aerospace Material Specification 3095A for airline exterior paint.

According to Scott Cavin, PPG Aerospace global coatings marketing manager for airlines and aftermarket, having systems on the AMS 3095A Qualified Products Listing simplifies paint selection for airlines and third-party maintenance operators.

“Coatings in a qualified system have undergone independent testing that shows they work together to provide optimum performance across aircraft platforms,” Cavin said. “Airlines can use PPG’s qualified systems across their fleets to achieve the application and performance benefits the testing has proven.” Cavin added that PPG chromate-free systems offer exceptional corrosion resistance; PPG basecoat/clearcoat systems demonstrate improved color and gloss retention with reduced weight and application time; and DESOTHANE(R) HS/CA 8800 and 8000 series topcoat systems continue to offer excellent gloss and durability with flexible cure times to meet production requirements.

Added to the AMS 3095A Qualified Products Listing are four PPG chromate-free systems applied over DesoGel EAP-9 pretreatment and DESOPRIME(R) CF/CA 7502E primer by PPG Aerospace:

  • Desothane HD/CA 9000 series basecoat with Desothane HD/CA 9005/B900 clearcoat
  • Desothane HS/CA 8000 series topcoat with Desothane HD/CA 9005/B900 clearcoat
  • Desothane HS/CA 8800 series topcoat
  • Desothane HS/CA 8000 series topcoat

Three of the approved coatings systems on the AMS 3095A Qualified Products Listing use Desoprime CF/CA 7502E primer by PPG Aerospace with a widely available conventional conversion coating:

  • Desothane HD/CA 9000 series basecoat with Desothane HD/CA 9005/B900 clearcoat
  • Desothane HS/CA 8800 series topcoat
  • Desothane HS/CA 8000 series topcoat

Two PPG coatings systems on the AMS 3095A Qualified Products Listing use P99 wash primer and chromate-free PAC33CF primer:

  • Desothane HS/CA 8000 series topcoat
  • Desothane HS/CA 8800 series topcoat

Cavin said independent laboratory testing has been completed on one additional PPG chromate-free basecoat/clearcoat system that confirms adherence to AMS 3095A requirements and is being reviewed by SAE.

PPG Aerospace is the aerospace products and services business of PPG Industries. PPG Aerospace – PRC-DeSoto is the leading global producer of aerospace sealants, coatings, and packaging and application systems. PPG Aerospace – Transparencies is the world’s largest supplier of aircraft windshields, windows and canopies.

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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 nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

 
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Contact:
Audrey Fujimoto
PPG Aerospace
818-741-1685
audrey.fujimoto@ppg.com
www.ppgaerospace.com

Jean Verlich
JV Communications
575-763-3997
jverlich@jvcommunications.com

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