By Cameron Chai
PPG Industries will showcase the entire line of eco-friendly CORAFLON and DURANAR coatings for building panels and metal roofs at the International Roofing Expo in Orlando during February 22-24, 2012.
PPG Industries will exhibit the complete line of environmentally progressive DURANAR(R) ULTRA-COOL(R) coatings for metal roofs at the 2012 International Roofing Expo in Orlando, Feb. 22-24. Duranar ULTRA-Cool coatings, which can help metal roofs to stay cooler, are pictured here on the clubhouse at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore.
The company has formulated SUPERL II and Duranar ULTRA-Cool coatings using infrared reflective pigments. These pigments repel away the solar energy from buildings and enable cooling inside the buildings and also use less energy. PPG’s Duranar VARI-COOL coatings will be displayed for metal building panels. Special pigments are featured in these coatings that change color and is consistent with the viewed angle and ambient lighting conditions.
Superl II and Duranar ULTRA-cool coatings meet the reflectance limits of the ENERGY STAR rating for low-slope or steep-slope roofing products. More than 250 colors of the ULTRA-Cool coatings from PPG have been registered in the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC). Manufacturers of metal roof can meet the PPG representative at the Roofing Expo in order to accelerate the registration of their cool roof coating colors with the ENERGY STAR and CRRC programs.
The information about Coraflon and Duranar powder coatings will be available for the visitors at the PPG booth. The strength and ecological benefits of these powder coatings are combined with the aesthetic benefits of traditional liquid coatings. Duranar coatings need 40% low production time, when compared with usual production of powder coatings, and reach nearly 100% first-run, batch-to-batch stability in color. They utilize less water, produce 15% low manufacturing waste when compared to liquid coatings. Transportation cost is also less.