With the April 2013 acquisition of AkzoNobel's North American architectural coatings business by PPG Industries, customers can now purchase PPG Protective and Marine Coatings (PMC) products at Dulux Paint stores across Canada. This is the first time PPG PMC products are available through stores in Canada.
PPG PMC products, such as the Amercoat and PPG High Performance Coatings product lines, are designed to protect and preserve customers' assets in a broad range of industries such as petrochemical, civil infrastructure, power and marine applications.
"We are pleased to provide Canadian customers with access to our world-leading coatings products," said Joe DiLecce, PPG Canadian zone manager, protective and marine coatings. "In addition to our products, PPG PMC provides exceptional coast-to-coast delivery and technical support."
PPG PMC's extensive Amercoat line - featuring PSX 700 polysiloxane topcoat - is internationally recognized for its ability to resist abrasion, sustain extreme weather conditions and minimize rust, DiLecce said. The patented polysiloxane technology of PSX products, which offers a wide color range and low volatile organic compounds (VOCs), is used around the world to protect water towers, roller coasters, bridges, storage tanks and other steel assets.
For example, DiLecce said the Peace Bridge connecting Fort Erie, Ontario, and Buffalo, NY was coated in PSX 700 products more than a decade ago and still looks good despite brutal winters and humid summers. Earlier this year, the topsides of the USS Freedom, the lead ship of the U.S. Navy's littoral combat ships, were repainted using Amercoat 240 edge-retentive epoxy and PSX 700 coatings.
The PPG High Performance Coatings line includes award-winning PITT-TECH products, recognized in 2012 for their role in helping restore and protect the U.S. Capitol Dome in Washington, D.C.
Dulux Paint stores are distributing PPG PMC products through nearly 250 locations across Canada, leveraging the expertise of PPG PMC technical and specification experts to serve customers, allowing for quick and flexible delivery, DiLecce said.
Dulux paints are sold in nearly 250 company-owned Dulux Paint Stores across Canada serving the consumer and professional markets. In addition, within the province of Quebec, the strong regional BETONEL brand is combined with the Dulux brand to form 70 Bétonel/Dulux Paint Stores. No matter where the Dulux brand is sold, it offers an extensive portfolio of high-quality products and services to the marketplace.