PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has published a new data sheet that categorizes PPG architectural powder coatings according to American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) performance standards.
The data sheet details formulations and suggested applications for four PPG powder coatings ENVIROCRON Durable, Envirocron Ultradurable, CORAFLON and DURANAR coatings and classifies them according to AAMA 2603, 2604 or 2605 performance specifications.
Envirocron Durable powder coatings are formulated to meet the specifications of AAMA 2603, which is the least rigorous of these standards and typically associated with coatings for low-rise and residential buildings.
Envirocron Ultradurable powder coatings are designed to meet AAMA 2604 specifications and are favored for high-traffic environments in buildings, such as schools, hospitals and retail stores.
High-end products, such as Duranar and Coraflon powder coatings, are most often specified for curtainwalls, storefronts and other highly visible monumental applications because they meet AAMA 2605 specifications, which include the most demanding criteria for durability and long-term colorfastness.
The data sheet also features a table that enables architects, specifiers and building product manufacturers to compare PPG architectural powder coatings by warranty, performance testing standards, gloss levels and other criteria.
Many architects, specifiers and building product manufacturers favor powder coatings for their hardness, durability and environmental attributes. Because powder coatings contain no solvents, they emit virtually no VOCs during manufacture or application.
Founded in 1883, PPG is a global industrial coatings supplier. The company has made powder coatings for industrial, automotive and architectural applications for more than 30 years and offers powder coatings in batches as small as 50 pounds and in more than 100,000 custom colors from the industry’s most extensive color database.
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