March 18, 2013
PPG Industries' industrial coatings business has published a data sheet that details formulations and suggested applications for four powder coatings and categorizes them according to American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) performance standards.
ENVIROCRON® Durable powder coatings are formulated to meet the specifications of AAMA 2603, which is the least rigorous of these standards and typically associated with coatings for low-rise and residential buildings. ENVIROCRON Ultradurable powder coatings are designed to meet AAMA 2604 specifications in such high-traffic building environments as schools, hospitals, and retail stores.
DURANAR® and CORAFLON® powder coatings most often are specified for curtain walls, storefronts, and other highly visible monumental applications because they meet AAMA 2605 specifications, which include the most demanding criteria for durability and long-term colorfastness.
The data sheet also features a table that enables architects, specifiers, and building product manufacturers to compare the architectural powder coatings by warranty, performance testing standards, and gloss levels.