PPG, Dow Work to Reduce Carbon Impacts
Last week, global coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) announced that it was collaborating with the Dow Chemical Company in its Sustainable Future Program.
The program aims to accelerate the adoption of low-carbon technologies and reduce carbon impacts. In their partnership, the companies will be focus on the advances in anti-corrosion coating products for steel designed to deliver reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
The program hopes to increase energy efficiency and help to lessen the high maintenance costs of steel infrastructure.
“Through this first-of-its-kind collaboration, we are combining PPG and Dow expertise to drive measurable change through carbon mitigation projects backed by Dow’s Sustainable Future Program,” said Christopher Welch, PPG Global Business Development Director, Protective and Marine Coatings.
“Together, we have the common goal of protecting steel, one of the world’s strongest building materials, while contributing to a more sustainably built environment for the future. Within Dow’s Sustainable Future Program, this collaboration is one of several projects designed to accelerate the adoption of technologies and practices that meet local market needs while delivering carbon emission benefits and catalyzing change across value chains.”
Included in PPG’s portfolio for the program are PPG PSX 700 two-component coating, PPG PSX One single-pack acrylic siloxane and PPG PSX 805 epoxy siloxane with a satin sheen. Each patented product uses Dow polysiloxane resin technology, which helps to achieve less energy-intensive production and application and a corresponding reduction of GHG emissions.
The polysiloxane resin is also reported to require fewer coats over time, resulting in lower maintenance costs and fulfilling the Sustainable Future Program’s goal of advancing best in class technologies that deliver tangible sustainability gains to society.
“From the skyscrapers that shape our skylines, to the bridges that connect our roads in the transportation networks, to marine vessels that transport goods and people, steel is the backbone of modern society,” said Nicoletta Piccolrovazzi, Circular Economy Market Director for Dow.
“As a leading materials science company, we can provide solutions that help extend the life span of infrastructure and reduce the environmental impact of steel manufacturing and maintenance over the long term. Together with PPG, we are providing paint and coating formulators with the ability to offer architects and property developers a next-generation steel coating solution that encourages partners across the value chain to adopt technologies with a lower carbon impact.”