By Cameron Chai
The commercial coatings group of PPG Industries has announced that the company has launched an improved version of the CRE Series of corrosion-resistant epoxy primers. All the CRE product versions, which are being commercialized currently in North America, have been replaced by the new primers.
The company’s CRE-X21 primers offer improved protection against corrosion, enhanced resistance against chemicals, a wide 96-h recoat window, and exceptional bonding to stainless , galvaneal and galvanized steel and to presently available compatible substrates. This new series meets the present regulations in Canada and in the United States.
According to PPG’s marketing manager for commercial coatings, Steve Podlas, the exploitation of new raw material technology at the company has resulted in this new enhanced primer series. The company has specifically redesigned the primer package’s two sides for enhancement. He thinks that the company’s clients will appreciate these primers’ improved nature, particularly its anti-corrosion and adhesion qualities together with the recoat window. These new CRE Series displays will have the potential to create a prolific difference in the manufacturing functions, he added.
Podlas stated that the excellent sag resistance and high build potential of films are provided by the CRE-X21 Series primers. Due to the presence of the excellent fill properties, these primers can be applied over sandblasted profiles, and will offer a smooth appearance for a better finish.
The new series primers are available in three colors that include white, gray and black. These are specifically designed for using on cranes, cryogenic equipment, service bodies, trailers, and other manufactured items. Pressure pots, air-assisted airless or airless or electrostatic spray equipment, traditional equipment are used for applying these primers.