New powder coating

Jun 10, 2021 | News

New powder coating

PPG has recently introduced PPG Coraflon Platinum fluoroethylene vinyl ether (FEVE) fluoropolymer powder coatings for architectural extrusions and sheet aluminium. The patented coatings technology offers high transfer efficiency rates of more than 20% and improved corrosion resistance compared with standard FEVE powder coatings.

PPG Coraflon Platinum powder coatings are available globally in a wide range of colours and glosses, including micas and metallic finishes, for metal building components and architectural applications that demand the industry’s highest levels of corrosion and weathering resistance. Additional colour options include a wide range of eye-catching mineral tones and textures that mimic cement, stone, terracotta and other natural finishes.

The coatings are compliant with the Fenestration and Glazing Industrial Alliance and American Architectural Manufacturers Association (FGIA/AAMA) 2605 and backed by more than nine years of third-party testing data, passing 4,000 hours of cyclic corrosion testing. They offer architects an extended gloss range from five to 85 compared with 25 to 70 for standard FEVE powder coatings. This allows the coatings to achieve the look of anodised aluminium when specified in a matte (low-gloss) finish, all while providing corrosion resistance and long-term colourfastness not possible with the traditional anodised process.

“For more than 20 years, our customers have experienced the colour and durability benefits of PPG Coraflon coatings for architectural and aluminium applications,” says Shelley Verdun, PPG business manager, powder, industrial coatings. “With PPG Coraflon Platinum coatings, we are taking those benefits to the next level by offering a global product that not only provides long-lasting durability and performance, but does so in an even broader range of colours, glosses and finishes. We’ve also engineered PPG Coraflon Platinum coatings to offer a high transfer efficiency rate for an improved application process, which is unlike other FEVE powders. Choosing PPG Coraflon Platinum coatings means choosing a product that has been proven through years of research, development and strict testing.”

PPG Coraflon Platinum coatings have been tested to meet strict environmental standards, including Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) standards in Europe. The powder technology is specifically formulated without substances of interest, such as triglycidyl isocyanurate (TGIC), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), fluorosurfactants, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) and Living Building Challenge (LBC) Red List substances. The coatings also have been tested to achieve 70% less e-cap than competing products.

All PPG Coraflon Platinum coatings are covered by a 20-year warranty that meets AAMA 2605 specifications for film integrity, chalk resistance and colour change.