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New PPG data sheet matches powder coatings, AAMA performance specs

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 07:50
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PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has published a new data sheet that categorizes PPG architectural powder coatings according to American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) performance standards.

The data sheet details formulations and suggested applications for four PPG powder coatings –ENVIROCRON(R) Durable, Envirocron Ultradurable, CORAFLON(R) and DURANAR(R) coatings – and classifies them according to AAMA 2603, 2604 or 2605 performance specifications.

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Envirocron Durable powder coatings are formulated to meet the specifications of AAMA 2603, which is the least rigorous of these standards and typically associated with coatings for low-rise and residential buildings.

Envirocron Ultradurable powder coatings are designed to meet AAMA 2604 specifications and are favored for high-traffic environments in buildings such as schools, hospitals and retail stores.

High-end products such as Duranar and Coraflon powder coatings are most often specified for curtain walls, storefronts and other highly visible monumental applications because they meet AAMA 2605 specifications, which include the most demanding criteria for durability and long-term colorfastness.

The data sheet also features a table that enables architects, specifiers and building product manufacturers to compare PPG architectural powder coatings by warranty, performance testing standards, gloss levels and other criteria.

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