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PPG to Debut NEWLAR Powder Coatings at AIA National Conference and Expo

June 4, 2013

 PPG Industries’  coil and extrusion coatings group will debut NEWLAR powder coatings and highlight its existing line of DURANAR liquid and powder coatings at the 2013 American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention and Expo in Denver, June 20-22.

Newlar powder coatings, acquired with PPG’s purchase of Spraylat Corp. last December, are based on a high-performance, fluoroethylene vinyl ether (FEVE) resin system that has delivered superior performance in liquid architectural coatings for more than 30 years. As a powder formulation, Newlar coatings provide the same broad color and gloss range available for liquid FEVE coatings – along with better surface hardness and mar and abrasion resistance – in a solvent-free formulation that emits zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Newlar coatings will replace CORAFLON coatings as the FEVE-based powder coating line PPG offers to meet American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2605 specifications.

PPG also will display Duranar 70-percent polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) liquid and powder coatings, which were recently reformulated and enhanced with features such as lead-free compositions, improved solar reflectance index (SRI) performance, expanded color selection and optimized primer.

Duranar liquid coatings offer mica and metallic effects. Duranar powder coatings create very hard abrasion- and scratch-resistant finishes suitable for high-traffic-area applications, and they have virtually no VOC emissions.

The PPG booth also will have information about Duranar ULTRA-COOL and Duranar VARI-COOL® coatings. Both products are formulated with PPG’s proprietary infrared-reflective coating technology, which cuts energy use in buildings by deflecting solar heat. Polychromatic Duranar VARI-Cool coatings also feature special pigments that change color based on lighting conditions and the angle from which they are viewed. All Duranar coatings meet AAMA 2605 specifications.

To learn more, visit booth 1736 in Denver or online, or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (772-4332).

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