PPG Industries Inc. has introduced the next generation of its fluoropolymer coating system and announced the expansion of its silicone-modified polyester line for architectural metals.
Both of the product lines are being displayed at Metalcon International 2012, held Oct. 9-11 in Chicago.
The company says its Duranar coatings have been reformulated with the following upgrades:
• Lead-free composition;
• Improved solar reflectance index (SRI);
• Expanded color range; and
• An optimized primer.
The fluoropolymer coil coatings are two-coat systems that provide “excellent” performance against weathering in normal environments, the company says.
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|PPG says the next generation of its Duranar fluoropolymer coatings is lead-free and features an improved solar reflectance index. Duranar metal coatings were applied to the architectural metal components at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.|
Moreover, PPG adds that the line is highly resistant to chalking, chipping, and peeling and protect against chemical staining, dirt, UV and acid rain.
Duranar systems are recommended for applications including curtainwalls, storefronts, windows and louvres.
PPG also announced an expansion of its Durastar coatings line, designed for one- or two-coat application on aluminum and two-coat application on steel substrates.
The line now includes standard Durastar, Durastar SMP (silicone-modified polyester) and Durastar SMP Ultra-Cool coatings. Durastar SMP and Durastar SMP Ultra-Cool coatings were formerly known as Superl II and Superl II Ultra-Cool coatings, respectively.
Durastar SMP Ultra-Cool coatings are now formulated with PPG’s proprietary infrared (IR)-reflective coating technology, which deflects heat from buildings to keep them cooler and enables them to use less energy, the company says.
The company’s Durastar coatings provide ultraviolet (UV) durability, good hardness and an optimized primer, according to PPG.
More information: www.ppg.com.