Metal Coatings Made to Cool
PPG has introduced a new coating designed to enhance the appearance and extend the service life of metal roofing, siding, panels and other building components.
Durastar Ultra-Cool incorporates a silicone-modified polyester coatings formulation with infrared-reflective pigments, according to the Pittsburgh-based company. The addition of IR-reflective pigments deflects solar heat, enabling buildings to stay cooler and use less energy for air-conditioning.
The coatings’ crosslinking and tinting technologies are made to protect industrial, agricultural, storage and other types of metal buildings while providing exceptional chalk resistance, fade resistance and forming flexibility, the company says.
Brian Knapp, PPG director, coil and building products, said the product was engineered using technology from higher-end PPG coatings.
“Durastar ULTRA-Cool coatings unite our best polyester coating technologies with pigment and primer systems developed for premier PPG products such as CORAFLON and DURANAR fluoropolymer coatings,” he explained. “The result is a line of value-oriented coatings that achieve near-premium levels of weatherability, durability, and color and gloss retention.”
The coatings are available in a variety of light, medium and dark colors to meet cool roof requirements established by the LEED, ENERGY STAR, Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC), Title 24 and ASHRAE 90.1 programs and regulations.
More information: www.ppgideascapes.com.