PITTSBURGH – PPG Industries’ building products-exterior coatings group announced that Durapaint Industries Limited, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, has been accredited as a member of the PPG CAP CERTIFIED APPLICATOR PROGRAM® (PPG/CAP) group.

Durapaint Industries is now part of a select network of commercial coating applicators certified by PPG to apply high-performance DURANAR® fluoropolymer coatings to aluminum architectural components.

To qualify for PPG/CAP group membership, applicators undergo a rigorous audit encompassing all aspects of the coating process, from cleaning and pretreating metal substrates to application of the coating. The audit specifies paint application parameters and cure schedules, as well as how finished products are handled, packed and shipped.

Brian Knapp, PPG Director, Coil and Building Products, said PPG/CAP group membership enhances coatings applicators’ ability to meet building industry demands for value-added products and solutions. The program offers architects, general contractors, glazing contractors and other customers high levels of quality, reliability and performance, he added.

Working with a PPG-certified applicator helps ensure enhanced color harmony among coated aluminum architectural components on a building. PPG/CAP program guidelines establish protocols to minimize color variance across coated aluminum building components, such as:

  • A digital global database of colors that are stored numerically;
  • A uniform, systems-oriented approach to matching colors and making paint; and
  • PPG’s color and coatings knowledge, experience and resources, especially regarding metallic color production.

PPG-certified applicators provide regional sourcing of aluminum-coated components, well-trained people, fast-track service to meet tight construction deadlines and advanced technology. To learn more about the PPG CAP Certified Applicator Program group, visit www.ppgideascapes.com.