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PPG to celebrate 50th anniversary of DURANAR coatings at CONSTRUCT 2017

PPG  will continue its celebration of DURANAR® coatings’ golden anniversary at CONSTRUCT 2017, unveiling its Architectural Powder Coatings Color Guide and hosting in-booth demonstrations of the BSD SPECLINK E™ specification tool, which now features Duranar coatings. The event will be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Sept. 13-15. 
As one of the industry’s first polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) coatings, Duranar coatings helped revolutionize the architectural industry when introduced in 1967. The coatings enabled architects to specify, for the first time, colorful metal coatings with exceptional chalk- and fade-resistance.
Since their debut, Duranar coatings have been specified by renowned architects for landmark buildings around the world, including the Louvre Pyramid in Paris, One World Trade Center (Freedom Tower) in New York, Shanghai World Financial Center in China, and Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Brian Knapp, PPG director, coil and building products, said CONSTRUCT is the ideal venue for saluting the 50-year legacy of Duranar coatings. “The architects, specifiers, engineers and contractors who attend this event know better than anybody the importance of trusting the products they specify,” he explained. “Few, if any, products in our industry have a more proven track record than Duranar coatings. This is why they are specified continually for high-profile buildings and thousands of regular commercial projects demanding decades-long color retention, gloss retention and metal protection.”
PPG will distribute its new Architectural Powder Coatings Color Guide at the event. This six-page brochure features 60 commonly specified CORAFLON® powder coatings colors – solid colors, such as bone white, sandstone and brick red; mica colors from platinum and champagne gold to pewter and graphite gray; and specialty colors that include terra cotta dark (textured), orange speckle (multi-color) and bronze (anodic look). The brochure also includes three color chips depicting high, medium and low gloss levels.
Visitors to the PPG booth can discover how to save time when specifying Duranar coatings by using the BSD SpecLink E specification tool. This subscription-based master specification system gives architects and specifiers access to intelligent links, specification configurators, notes and links to the latest PPG metal coatings product data.
To learn more about the 50th anniversary of Duranar coatings and PPG’s full range of liquid coil coatings and powder coil and extrusion coatings, visit booth 1003 at CONSTRUCT 2017, log on to or call 1-800-258-6398.