| Connect Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook
About | Subscribe | Advertise


Download our free Wastewater Treatment Coating Systems eResource Book

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page

PPG Adds Dual-Performance Coating

Monday, September 9, 2013

More items for Coating Materials

Comment | More

PPG Industries has launched a new application of an epoxy-based coating to protect against extremely high and low temperatures in marine and industrial environments.

PITT-CHAR XP is a flexible, epoxy-based intumescent passive fire protection coating for environments where exterior durability and corrosion resistance are required.

High, Low Temperature Protection

According to PPG, the coating prevents steel structures from heating up rapidly in the event of a fire by providing insulative protection against high temperatures.

The product can also be used in the LNG market to protect steel structures from extremely cold temperatures that could result in a cryogenic liquid spill.


The flexible, epoxy-based PITT-CHAR XP coating can protect from both extremely hot and extremely cold temperatures, according to PPG.

"Because of the performance characteristics of flexible epoxy intumescent PFP coatings in low and high temperatures, the petrochemical industry has expressed interest in these coatings as a means to protect structural steel from the extremely cold temperatures that could result in the event of an LNG release, as well as potential explosion and subsequent fire," said Paul Greigger, PPG's technical manager for PITT-CHAR.

According to Greigger, the product offers low-temperature flexibility, cryogenic capability, hydrocarbon fire protection, jet fire resistance and blast resistance.

"PITT-CHAR XP provides enhanced resistance to cracking on flexing and vibrating structures and delays the loss of load-bearing capacity and integrity, buying time for personnel to evacuate to a safe area," Greigger said.

When applied at a thickness of 4 to 25 mm (0.16 to 0.98 in.), the coating can protect against hydrocarbon fire where environmental temperatures can increase up to 2,000°F, PPG says. The coating protects underlying steel from rapid heating by expanding and forming a ceramic-like layer of char, which will be up to six times as thick as the original coating, to insulate the steel.

For cryogenic protection, when temperatures can drop down to -260°F during a spill, the coating is applied in thicknesses ranging from 15 to 38 mm (0.59 to 1.49 in.), the company says.

For more information:


Tagged categories: Fire-resistive coatings; Intumescent; Marine Coatings; PPG; Stainless steel

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

New resins from BASF will have metals loving water:

Excellent corrosion resistance, low VOC, high gloss, thin films

Carboline Company
We have the solution

We are a global leader in coatings, linings, and fireproofing. We have the right people, right products, and right locations.

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America
Performance Amine 1,3-BAC

A highly reactive cycloaliphatic diamine offering superior performance. Reasonable cost and curing efficacy makes it suitable for all types of epoxy resin applications.

Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
Wasser Coatings Protect

Wasser Coatings offer a complete range of Moisture Cure Urethane (NEPCOAT approved) systems in addition to Polyurea membranes and linings(NSF).

PPG Protective and Marine Coatings Group
Industrial strength performance in ONE can.

Now get the durability and protection of two components in one can: Amercoat® ONE, PSX® ONE and Sigmadur ONE.

Jessup Manufacturing Company
More Traction for Extreme Marine Conditions

Jessup Safety Track® 3800 Military Grade peel-and-stick non-skid tapes and treads provide extra slip resistance for decks. MIL-PRF-24467C Type XI, Black & Gray.

Armakleen Company, The
ARMEX when nondestructive cleaning is critical

When substrates cannot be damaged ARMEX is the only choice for blast media. ARMEX is a USDA approved A-1 cleaner available in eleven formulations.

Modern Safety Techniques
Modern Safety Techniques

See our Low Temperature Catalyst for your CO removal needs. Help to provide your workers with safe, comfortable breathing air!

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings

With 4,000 distribution points and 3,700+ years of experience, Sherwin-Williams delivers the products, support and expertise you need, right where you need it.

US Minerals
US Minerals -
Black Magnum

With nationwide production and distribution capabilities, U.S. Minerals supplies a complete range of coal slag and other abrasives to meet all of your blasting needs.

Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker

EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us

© Copyright 2000-2015, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail