PPG this week introduced PPG Envirocron Extreme Protection Edge coatings, which use a patent-pending, advanced powder coatings technology to deliver exceptional edge corrosion protection in one coat.
Specially formulated to cover sharp edges created during metal fabrication, PPG says this innovative technology provides coverage that far surpasses standard one-coat and two-coat powder systems. PPG says Envirocron Extreme Protection Edge powder coatings mark a significant technical advancement in edge coverage, offering applicators a competitive advantage in protecting the most vulnerable areas of metal exposed to corrosive conditions. The direct-to-metal coatings are fully reclaimable and deliver significant savings in material, labor, utilities and time.
Additionally, PPG Envirocron Extreme Protection Edge powder coatings require no primer, and applicators do not need to modify their existing coatings lines or add equipment to use this new solution. Applicators also can save capital costs by avoiding the need to finish edges with mechanical edge rounding or blasting equipment. Longer term, PPG Envirocron Extreme Protection Edge powder coatings have the potential to reduce warranty claims and improve resale value by extending the product lifecycle.
“Combining uniform edge coverage and exceptional corrosion protection in a primerless, one-coat system is a challenge that coatings manufacturers have been facing for many years,” says Shelley Verdun, PPG global product manager, powder coatings. “PPG Envirocron Extreme Protection Edge powder coatings are the first one-coat product to successfully unite these characteristics, offering customers a range of benefits and benchmark performance that cannot be replicated by any other coating on the market.”