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PPG Unveils DURAFORM DR, a Polyester Coil Coating to Provide Abrasion Resistance & more

Published on 2015-02-23. Author : SpecialChem

PITTSBURGH -- PPG Industries’ coil and building products group has introduced DURAFORM(TM) DR coating, a next-generation polyester coil coating engineered specifically for garage and entry door applications. Designed for two-coat application on aluminum or cold-rolled steel, Duraform DR coating is formulated with PPG’s proprietary star-shaped polyester polymer to provide superior hardness, increased flexibility and other performance benefits compared to conventional polyester coating systems. The technology also enables greater processing flexibility, including wide cure parameters and better flow characteristics, to reduce inherent applied costs for garage and entry door manufacturers.

The polymer formulation for Duraform DR coating is modified to offer excellent abrasion resistance and paintability for garage and entry doors, which can increase their durability and colorfastness. The coating incorporates long-lasting ceramic pigments to provide an extended gloss range along with a rich variety of colors, including stain-like finishes that mimic the look of wood grain. Brian Knapp, PPG director, coil and building products, said the ability to formulate Duraform coatings for specific applications gives customers a competitive advantage. “Garage and entry door manufacturers are always looking for ways to differentiate their products from the competition,” he explained. “The ability of these coatings to meet the unique demands of their industry, including providing better abrasion resistance, hardness, flexibility and color retention, enables them to do so.”

As one of the leading global coatings manufacturers, PPG offers a comprehensive array of liquid, powder, electrocoat and pretreatment products for metal finishing to 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

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be one of the world’s leading coatings and specialty materials 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. Reported net sales in 2013 were $15.1 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG).


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