By Nick Gilbert
PPG Industries, a coatings and specialty products firm, has announced that environmentally advanced extrusion and coil coatings will be displayed at “CONSTRUCT 2012 and the Construction Specifier Institute (CSI) National Convention”.
This conference will be held from 11 to 14 September in Phoenix. The company’s products to be exhibited in the program will include DURANAR powder and liquid coatings.
Duranar powder and liquid coatings provide exclusive performance features appealing to specifying and design architects. This type of resin is formulated in such a way that it can perform well even in harsh industrial and seacoast environments, as it has a track record of 40 years. Excellent appearance features, which include vibrant mica and metallic formulations, are provided by Duranar liquid coatings. These formulations can be easily applied to architectural elements. Duranar powder coatings offer finishes that are resistant to abrasion. Since the Duranar coatings do not contain solvents, they can be potentially used in high-traffic areas and do not cause much damage during installation. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are not emitted by the coatings.
In addition, the company will showcase Duranar SUPERL and ULTRA-COOL II infrared (IR)-reflective coatings for use in roof panels and metal buildings. When these coating products are utilized, heat will be redirected from buildings which minimizes urban heat island effect and air-conditioning expenses. These reflective coatings are available in various dark and light colors. Many of them satisfy cool-roof necessities for Title 24 and LEED, and ENERGY STAR criteria.
In order to provide more color options, Duranar VARI-COOL coatings that combine TRA-Cool IR-reflective technology and new polychromatic, pearlescent pigments are provided by the company. These pigments shift color, with respect to the viewed angle and ambient lighting conditions.