PPG Announces EPD for Epoxy Coating
Earlier this week, global coatings company PPG announced that its Aquapon WB EP waterborne epoxy coating is now eligible to obtain LEED points in several categories.
In interior coatings applications, the product can help a project qualify for building product disclosure and optimization credits. Based on third-party reviews of its environmental life cycle impacts, the coating has received an environmental product declaration for its use as a floor coating.
This declaration quantifies the product’s environmental impacts and affirms they are below the industry average for floor coatings in at least three of six categories, the company reports.
The coating also qualifies for low-emitting materials credits. The coating features ultra-low VOC (26g/L), meeting or exceeding the applicable VOC limits of the California Air Resources Board and the South Coast Air Quality Management District Rule 1113.
Per LEED credit requirements, the coating also meets the California Department of Public Health emissions limits for a wall, floor or ceiling coating.
“PPG Aquapon WB EP has been recognized as a next-generation coating alternative for high-traffic interior spaces that undergo a lot of wear and tear, require easy maintenance and where odor is a concern during coating application,” said Michael Leggett, PPG Business Development Manager, Protective and Marine Coatings.
“With the recent environmental product declarations and low-emitting certification for PPG Aquapon WB EP, we are excited to support our owner, architect and specifier partners as they seek LEED certification for their buildings and projects.”
PPG notes that the coating is also certified by the Master Painter Institute to MPI Standard 115 (Epoxy-Modified Latex, Interior Gloss) and MPI Standard 215 (Epoxy-Modified Latex, Interior, Semi-Gloss).