Category: Exterior paints and coatings

AkzoNobel unveils world’s most sustainable paint factory

The Ashington plant uses a variety of renewable energy sources, including photovoltaic cells and a biomass boiler, alongside an automated manufacturing process which saves water, waste and energy. AkzoNobel estimates that the carbon footprint per liter of paint produced at Ashington will be reduced by 50% compared to the facilities it is replacing.

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Steelscape pre-painted metal with DURANAR GR graffiti-resistant coating by PPG provides industry-first protection for Washington school building

Scott Cooley, vice president of sales, Steelscape, said that applying Duranar GR clear coating on metal wall panels enables manufacturers to offer architects an exclusive combination of design versatility and graffiti control. “In addition to offering architects high-performing and beautifully designed metal wall products, our customers now can deliver an affordable solution that makes it easier for building owners to maintain and preserve their property.”

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PPG publishes new architectural powder coatings guide

The guide provides a reference chart that lists all four PPG architectural powder coatings brands—DURANAR®, Coraflon, ENVIROCRON® 04 and Envirocron 03 coatings. Included are their American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) specification, resin quality, coating layer requirements, seacoast warranty coverage and appearance characteristics.

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Royal Hawaiian Center features new Super Sky skylights with finishing by Linetec

The Center’s refreshed exterior seamlessly blends with its lush surroundings, including an added green gathering space for entertainment and cultural programming. On Buildings A and C, designed by Architects Hawaii Ltd. (AHL), skylight systems by Super Sky Products Enterprises, LLC showcase natural light and views. Linetec painted the skylight’s aluminum framing members in a durable, 70 percent PVDF resin-based coating to protecting against the intense sunlight, heavy rains, high humidity and salt spray.

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PPG brochure celebrates 50 years of DURANAR coatings

PPG has published “The Gold Standard in Architectural Metal Coatings: Celebrating 50 Years of DURANAR® Coatings,” a 16-page brochure commemorating the 1967 introduction of one of the industry’s first high-performance polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) coatings for metal building components.

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Cargill introduces polyaspartic ester that uniquely combines quick cure time and longer pot life

Cargill has launched a breakthrough polyaspartic ester product, Altor™ 205, which will fulfill a longstanding industry need for a coating that delivers faster return to service (cure time) with significantly longer working time (pot life). By combining these benefits, Altor 205 allows users to cover more square footage in less time, which can reduce labor time and enable them to take on more jobs.

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New app to quantify sustainability of coil coatings

For different applications such as roofing or façade systems, the Beckers SI app shows users the collective impact of the materials used to make the coating as well as the value certain functions add to a construction. This enables them to make an educated decision and can also be rewarded by green building rating schemes such as LEED and BREAM.

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Integrity Housing opens new affordable community for seniors. Incorporating energy efficient construction and appliances, Olivera received the highest Gold Rating under the Green Point Rated Sustainable Program. This project was designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning with MJS Landscape Architecture. Photo: Olivera Senior Apartments, Pomona, Calif. Courtesy of Integrity Housing.

Integrity Housing opens new affordable community for seniors. Incorporating energy efficient construction and appliances, Olivera received the highest Gold Rating under the Green Point Rated Sustainable Program. This project was designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning with MJS Landscape Architecture. Photo: Olivera Senior Apartments, Pomona, Calif. Courtesy of Integrity Housing.

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