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PPG Unveils ULTRAPAX™ Coatings System for the Protection of Metal Substrates

Published on 2013-05-31. Author : SpecialChem

PITTSBURGH -- PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) industrial coatings business introduced the ULTRAPAX™ coatings system, a packaged system of pretreatment products and powder coatings engineered together to meet stringent standards for the protection of metal substrates.

The UltraPax system enables manufacturers in a variety of industries - such as auto parts and accessories, appliances, architectural products, heavy-duty equipment and transportation - to purchase pretreatment products and powder coatings in a single package customized to their specific performance and appearance requirements.

Randy Brent, PPG director, pretreatment and engineered products technology, said the UltraPax system is designed to help customers achieve superior coatings performance while streamlining their supply chains. "As the only manufacturer of both pretreatment and coatings products, PPG is uniquely able to formulate, produce and test all of its pretreatment and powder coatings together," he said. "As a result, we can provide customized coatings system solutions that deliver exceptional metal protection, along with the value and simplicity of working with a single-source supplier."

PPG manufactures a full array of effective, economical pretreatment products such as zinc and phosphate sprays and immersion solutions, multi-metal cleaners, low-temperature cleaners and phosphates, and state-of-the-art thin-film zirconium pretreatments.

In the UltraPax system, pretreatment products are paired with ENVIROCRON® powder coatings by PPG. Available in more than 300,000 digitally-matched colors, Envirocron coatings are formulated with polyester-, urethane-, epoxy- and hybrid-based resin systems to provide hardness and abrasion resistance. Envirocron powder coatings also help manufacturers meet environmental regulations because they are made without solvents and therefore emit virtually no volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Each UltraPax coating system is tested on cold- and hot-rolled steel using ASTM standards for salt-spray resistance, impact resistance, flexibility (conical mandrel bending) and adhesion.

As one of the world's largest coatings manufacturers, PPG offers a comprehensive array of liquid, powder, pretreatment and electrocoat products for metal finishing to manufacturers in numerous industries. In addition to providing "green" coatings with superior corrosion resistance, excellent finish adhesion and a full spectrum of color choices, PPG backs its coatings with industry-leading technical expertise delivered through an international customer support network.

About PPG

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world's leading coatings and specialty products company. 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 (symbol: PPG).

Source: PPG


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