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PPG Unveils DURAFORM™ BP Polyester Coatings for Building Product Manufacturers

Published on 2015-08-11. Author : SpecialChem

PITTSBURGH -- PPG Industries’ coil and building products group has introduced DURAFORM™ BP coating, a next-generation polyester coil coating engineered specifically for building product manufacturers.

Designed for one-coat application over aluminum or two-coat application over aluminum or hot-dipped galvanized steel, Duraform BP coating is formulated with PPG’s proprietary star-shaped polyester polymer to enhance forming flexibility and increase resistance to color fading, chalk, dirt and stains. The coating is available in a wide palette of colors in high, medium and low glosses, and it offers more processing flexibility than conventional polyester coatings because of its wide cure parameters and excellent flow characteristics.

Fig. 1: PPG

Brian Knapp, PPG director, coil and building products, said Duraform BP coating is formulated to deliver a higher grade of coating quality to value-driven building product manufacturers. “The unique chemical structure of Duraform BP coating enables it to outperform traditional polyester coatings, particularly through its bonding strength with aluminum and galvanized steel,” he said. “That enables our customers to make products that look better and last longer at an economical price.”

As one of the leading global coatings manufacturer, PPG offers a comprehensive array of liquid, powder, electrocoat and pretreatment products for manufacturers in numerous industries. In addition to providing a broad range of industrial coatings and a full spectrum of color choices, PPG backs its products with technical expertise delivered through an international customer support network. With 50 years of experience in industrial coatings, PPG offers the expertise to solve the world’s toughest coatings challenges.

About PPG: Bringing Innovation to the Surface.™

PPG Industries' vision is to be one of the world’s leading coatings companies by consistently delivering high-quality, innovative and sustainable solutions that customers trust to protect and beautify their products and surroundings. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG provides added value to customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation 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 more than 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2014 were $15.4 billion.

Source: PPG

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