New High-Solids Coating Can Eliminate Need for Baking, Force-Drying of PartsJune 1, 2015
PerformaLoc coatings from PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, PA., feature a proprietary combination of low-VOC resins that reportedly cure fast and hard, eliminating the need for baking or force-drying of metal parts.
PerformaLoc coatings are designed for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that coat metallic parts such as those used in agricultural equipment, locomotives and rail cars, outdoor furniture, light poles, exterior electrical cabinets and hardware, trailers and shipping containers.
Because the coatings dry quickly to a hard, durable finish, they are ideal for OEMs and part suppliers that have limited or no baking capabilities. With no baking required, use of these coatings can reduce energy costs, increase production throughput and yield lower labor costs.
Reported benefits of PerformaLoc coatings include superior color and gloss retention; resistance to chemicals, marring, salt spray and humidity; and exceptional performance in accelerated weather testing. They also provide an expanded recoat window that lasts from days to weeks without the need for significant preparation or sanding, which can help improve process efficiency.
The coatings can be formulated in custom colors and be paired with compatible PPG wet-on-wet epoxy or polyurethane primers to act as polyurethane coatings. They apply like conventional polyurethanes because of their low viscosity.PPG Industries: www.ppgindustrialcoatings.com
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