PPG Industries' commercial coatings group has launched AUE-370YL, a key addition to its family of CPC/LIC (Commercial Performance Coatings/Light Industrial Coatings) high-hiding yellow resin bases. AUE-370YL is a yellow tint base intended to provide increased hiding at lower-dry film builds for select industrial colors.
AUE-370YL will provide users of direct-to-metal technology with approximately 30-35 percent better hiding on yellow colors, the company reported. The increased hiding capability creates faster production throughput and cost savings for the end-user since fewer coats are required.
AUE-370YL, like AUE-370, is an easy-to-use, direct-to-metal 2.8 pounds-per-gallon high-solids VOC (volatile organic compound) urethane that is part of the CPC family of topcoat products. This resin allows for high build of the topcoat using a variety of application equipment including airless.
PPG's commercial coatings group offers a full range of coating technologies for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets, including polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG's commercial coatings products are marketed under names such as the DELFLEET Evolution, DELFLEET ESSENTIAL, Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT brands.