PITTSBURGH, April 29, 2009 – PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) has published Architectural Applications for Liquid and Powder Fluoropolymer Coatings: A Comparative Review, a white paper that examines a new generation of powder coatings for architectural metal and compares them to contemporary liquid and powder coatings.
The document provides architects and curtain wall consultants with updated specifying guidelines, and details the aesthetic and environmental attributes of liquid, conventional powder and next-generation powder coatings. Topics include volatile organic compound (VOC) content, color and appearance options, prevailing performance standards for metal coatings, hardness and cost, among others.
Henry L. Lowman, PPG global director of extrusion coatings, said PPG is uniquely positioned to offer an unbiased review of metal coatings options for architects and curtainwall consultants. “As a manufacturer of both liquid and powder coatings for aluminum extrusions, we can help building professionals make the most informed choice about which coatings best meet their long-term aesthetic, performance and sustainability goals.”
To order or download a copy of the white paper, visit www.ppgideascapes.com  or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332).
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2008 were $15.8 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com .
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