PPG To Reintroduce DURANAR ADS Coatings for Architectural Metals
PITTSBURGH – PPG Industries’ coil and building products coatings group announced that it will reintroduce DURANAR®ADS (air-dried system) fluoropolymer coatings this summer, three years after the products were withdrawn from the market.
This next-generation line of Duranar ADS coatings, based on a newly-formulated fluorinated copolymer resin combined with PPG proprietary chemistry, is designed to repair fluoropolymer coatings on architectural metals damaged during production or after field installation. In addition, these high-performance coatings can provide a wide range of color options for manufacturers and contractors in solid, metallic, pearlescent and infrared-reflective (IR-reflective) pigment technologies.
Brian Knapp, PPG Manager, Coil and Building Products Coatings, said the reformulated products will fill a specific demand that has been unmet since first-generation Duranar ADS coatings were discontinued. “Other than acrylic lacquers, which are not very durable, there has not been a user-friendly product available for touching up fluoropolymer coatings on products such as window frames, door frames, roofs and metal wall panels marred during fabrication or installation,” he explained.