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Taking powder to the next level

From JAC, December 2009

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by Joe Maty, Editor, JAC

Powder coatings have long been perceived as a "green" technology, thanks to the absence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in manufacture and application. But these materials have made only modest inroads as exterior metal coatings in the types of monumental building projects requiring coatings to meet the toughest standards. PPG Industries, however, is set to change all that - or at least alter the landscape perceptibly....
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Comment from John Binder, (1/19/2010, 10:41 AM)

Thank you for the article on powder coating. Please note that powder has made significant in-roads into other architectural segments besides monumental, such as commercial and residential. Also, for the monumental segment, powder has been the widely accepted coating of choice in Europe for many years. Furthermore, with regard to powder coating from an equipment, system and application perspective - let's not overlook the fact that powder over-spray can be easily recovered and re-sprayed. Powder coating has been around since the 70's and is one of the early green technologies. Let's also not overlook the quick color change advancements that have been made over the last 5 to 10 years in powder coating equipment.

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