New Product Announcement: FEVE Powder Coating
Global coatings company PPG recently introduced a new fluoroethylene vinyl ether fluoropolymer powder coating for architectural extrusions and sheet aluminum.
The PPG Coraflon Platinum aims to offer high transfer efficiency rates of more than 20% and improve corrosion resistance compared to standard FEVE powder coatings.
“For more than 20 years, our customers have experienced the color and durability benefits of PPG Coraflon coatings for architectural and aluminum applications,” said Shelley Verdun, PPG business manager, powder, industrial coatings. “With PPG Coraflon Platinum coatings, we are taking those benefits to the next level by offering a global product that not only provides long-lasting durability and performance, but does so in an even broader range of colors, glosses and finishes.”
According to PPG, the coatings are compliant with the Fenestration and Glazing Industrial Alliance and American Architectural Manufacturers Association (FGIA/AAMA) 2605 and backed by more than nine years of third-party testing data, passing 4,000 hours of cyclic corrosion testing.
The company notes that the coatings aim to offer an extended gloss range from five to 85 compared to 25 to 70 for standard FEVE powder coatings. This allows the coatings to achieve the look of anodized aluminum when specified in a matte finish, all while providing corrosion resistance and long-term colorfastness not possible with the traditional anodized process.
The coatings have been tested to meet strict environmental standards, including Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) standards in Europe. The powder technology is formulated without substances of interest, such as triglycidyl isocyanurate (TGIC), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), fluorosurfactants, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) and Living Building Challenge (LBC) Red List substances. The coatings also have been tested to achieve 70% less e-cap than competing products, PPG adds.
PPG Coraflon Platinum is available globally in a wide range of colors, glosses, including micas and metallic finishes. Additional color options include a wide range of mineral tones and textures that mimic cement, stone, terracotta and other natural finishes.