When Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin help the Pittsburgh Penguins protect home ice at the city’s new hockey arena this winter, they will be getting an assist from another hometown favorite, PPG Industries.
When Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin help the Pittsburgh Penguins protect home
ice at the city’s new hockey arena this winter, they will be getting an assist
from another hometown favorite, PPG Industries.
products from the Pittsburgh-based company’s protective and marine coatings
water-based epoxy and PITT-GUARD® rapid-coat,
direct-to-rust epoxy, were specified by Kurt Amundsen, a Senior Associate at
the architectural firm Populous, to protect the building’s structural steel
from UV exposure, rust and other environmental hazards.
PPG coatings’ hometown connection also helped CONSOL Energy
Center to become the
first NHL arena to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
epoxy is a fast-drying, low-VOC coating with a hard, durable finish that
resists exposure to corrosive solvents, acids, alkalis and slats. Pitt-Guard epoxy
is engineered for barrier protection of steel, aluminum, hot-dipped galvanized
steel and masonry surfaces. It has excellent wetting characteristics that
enable application and good performance over tightly adhering rust and
excellent performance over abrasive blasted surfaces.
PPG Coatings Help NHL Penguins Protect Home Ice
November 7, 2010