New Product Announcement: Protective Topcoat
Global coatings company PPG recently announced the launch of a high-performance polyurethane topcoat that’s formulated for corrosive environments that require low sheen to limit glare.
Used in a two or three-coat system, the new topcoat, PPG Pitthane Ultra LS aims to provide long-lasting protection with minimal reflectivity.
“The PPG Pitthane coatings family is known for its corrosion resistance and color retention along with its easy application and excellent flow and leveling characteristics,” said Herman Rodriquez, PPG Director of Demand Driving, Protective and Marine Coatings, U.S. and Canada.
“PPG Pitthane Ultra LS low-sheen topcoat extends these application and performance benefits to facilities located near roadways, where glare can impact drivers, as well as high-impact environments such as stadiums, where a low-gloss finish can make surface imperfections less noticeable.”
For architects and specifiers looking to meet specific performance requirements, the topcoat is tested to stand up to C3, C4 and C5 corrosive environments according to International Organization for Standardization 12944:2018 standards.
PPG notes that the product is also considered suitable for USDA incidental food contact applications and meets SSPC Paint 36 level 3 performance, Master Painters Institute 83 requirements and low-VOC air quality standards at 240 g/L.
The topcoat can be applied at surface temperatures as low as 20 F.