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PPG’s Coatings Protect Centre Vidéotron in Quebec City

Published on 2017-03-14. Author : SpecialChem

The design team of Populous and ABCP Architecture has chosen to celebrate the passion Québécois’ have for winter, ice and snow in Quebec City’s new arena, and selected DURANAR® XL coatings by PPG to bring their vision to life.

Capturing the Spirit and Culture of the City

Centre Videotron
Centre Videotron

Fabricated from glass and sculpted metal panels coated in Pure White Duranar XL coatings by local applicator Anacolor, Inc., the curtain wall for Centre Vidéotron draws inspiration from a snowdrift, according to the Populous website. “We aimed to capture the spirit and culture of the city in a truly elegant and sophisticated way by selecting white painted metal panels that are sculptural in form, revealing an organically shaped band of glass in between,” the firm explained. “The pure white color reflects light like snow, as well as offers a blank canvas for projection mapping light shows.”

Duranar® XL Coatings


  • It is based on 70-percent polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) resin 
  • Used for high-end architectural landmarks such as Centre Vidéotron for 50 years because of its ability to retain color and gloss through decades of environmental exposure

Covering more than 160,000 square feet of exterior aluminum panels on the 18,000-seat venue, Duranar XL coatings are available as three- and four-part systems encompassing a patented primer, optional barrier coat, durable color coat and clear protective topcoat. Populous also specified Black Duranar XL coatings for metal accents and surfaces inside the arena.

About PPG

PPG works every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that its customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, it solves its customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, it operates and innovates in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $14.8 billion in 2016.

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Source: PPG
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