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PPG Introduces Duraform™ DR Polyester Coatings For Garage, Entry Doors

Proprietary PPG Polymer Technology Provides Hardness, Flexibility, Abrasion Resistance

Pittsburgh, PA - PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) coil and building products group has introduced Duraform™ DR coating, a next-generation polyester coil coating engineered specifically for garage and entry door applications.

Designed for two-coat application on aluminum or cold-rolled steel, Duraform DR coating is formulated with PPG’s proprietary star-shaped polyester polymer to provide superior hardness, increased flexibility and other performance benefits compared to conventional polyester coating systems. The technology also enables greater processing flexibility, including wide cure parameters and better flow characteristics, to reduce inherent applied costs for garage and entry door manufacturers.

The polymer formulation for Duraform DR coating is modified to offer excellent abrasion resistance and paintability for garage and entry doors, which can increase their durability and colorfastness. The coating incorporates long-lasting ceramic pigments to provide an extended gloss range along with a rich variety of colors, including stain-like finishes that mimic the look of wood grain.

Brian Knapp, PPG director, coil and building products, said the ability to formulate Duraform coatings for specific applications gives customers a competitive advantage. “Garage and entry door manufacturers are always looking for ways to differentiate their products from the competition,” he explained. “The ability of these coatings to meet the unique demands of their industry, including providing better abrasion resistance, hardness, flexibility and color retention, enables them to do so.”

As a leading global coatings manufacturer, PPG offers a comprehensive array of liquid, powder, electrocoat and pretreatment products for metal finishing to manufacturers in numerous industries. In addition to providing a broad range of industrial coatings and a full spectrum of color choices, PPG backs its products with technical expertise delivered through an international customer support network. With 50 years of experience in industrial coatings, PPG offers the expertise to solve the world’s toughest coatings challenges.

To learn more about Duraform DR coating, visit www.ppgideascapes.com or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332).

About PPG

ppg-logoPPG offers coatings used on metal construction products. For more information, visit www.ppgmetalcoatings.com .

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