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PPG Launches AUE-370YL, a Direct-to-Metal, High-hiding Yellow VOC Urethane Base

Published on 2013-10-15. Author : SpecialChem

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio -- PPG Industries' commercial coatings group has launched AUE-370YL, a key addition to its family of CPC/LIC (Commercial Performance Coatings/Light Industrial Coatings) high-hiding yellow resin bases. AUE-370YL is a yellow tint base intended to provide increased hiding at lower-dry film builds for select industrial colors.

AUE-370YL will provide users of direct-to-metal technology with approximately 30-35 percent better hiding on yellow colors. The increased hiding capability creates faster production throughput and cost savings for the end user since fewer coats are required.

"The same colors that were identified for the previous two high-hiding resins from the CPC color selector were chosen and formulated with AUE-370YL," said Steve Podlas, PPG brand manager for commercial coatings. "This new resin base displays significantly enhanced hiding qualities. For the end user this means reduced material and labor expenditures. We think this is exactly what our customers want and expect–better results and lower costs."

AUE-370YL, like AUE-370, is an easy-to-use, direct-to-metal 2.8 pounds-per-gallon high-solids VOC (volatile organic compound) urethane that is part of the CPC family of topcoat products. This resin allows for high build of the topcoat using a variety of application equipment including airless.

PPG's commercial coatings group offers a full range of coating technologies for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets, including polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG's commercial coatings products are marketed under names such as the DELFLEET® Evolution, DELFLEET ESSENTIAL®, Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT® brands.

About PPG

PPG is one of the the world's leading coatings and specialty products companies. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

Source: PPG

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