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PPG’s ENVIROCRON® Epoxy-based Powder Coatings Gets ANSI/NSF 61 Standard Certification

Published on 2016-05-26. Author : SpecialChem

PITTSBURGH -- PPG announced that ENVIROCRON® epoxy-based powder coatings are now certified to the ANSI/NSF 61 standard for drinking-water components, which means that manufacturers of metal pipes, tanks, fittings, valves and faucets can specify them for parts that contact drinking water, drinking-water chemicals or both.

Fig. 1: PPG’s ENVIROCRON® Epoxy-based
Powder Coatings Gets ANSI/NSF
61 Standard Certification

Shelley Verdun, PPG product manager, powder coatings, said the certification enables PPG to fulfill requests for high-performance water- and food-safe powder coatings. Envirocron coatings have been NSF 51-certified for non-direct food contact applications for many years. “The new ANSI/NSF 61 certification will enable us to serve a broader universe of customers seeking durable, safe and attractive coatings for their products,” she explained.

ANSI/NSF 61-certified Envirocron powder coatings are available as one- and two-coat systems with cure times ranging from 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the coating and type of application.

Last year, DURAFORM® AP clear liquid coil coatings by PPG were certified to the ANSI/NSF 51 standard for non-direct food contact applications, joining DURACRON® white acrylic coatings, which have been certified to ANSI/NSF 51 for many years. Food equipment manufacturers frequently use ANSI/NSF 51-certified coatings for appliances, icemakers, backsplashes, shelving, refrigerated trucks, display cases and other food service equipment.

About NSF

NSF International is a global independent organization based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the water, food, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment. Operating in more than 165 countries, NSF is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.

About PPG

PPG works every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our 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 innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $15.3 billion in 2015. It serves customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets.

Source: PPG


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