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PPG Debuts New Waterborne Acrylic Sanding Primer

Paints, coatings, and specialty materials manufacturer PPG recently introduced its Aquacron 270 Series waterborne acrylic sanding primer.

The new product serves as a fast-drying, single-component primer/sealer for interior wood, wood-related, and plastic products, according to the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company.

Hardness, Adhesion Benefits

Designed for conventional, HVLP (high-volume, low-pressure) and commercial airless spray systems, the waterborne sanding primer offers good hardness and adhesion and excellent sanding properties in a ready-to-spray product, according to the manufacturer.

Due to its water-based formulation, the primer also has low volatile organic compound (VOC) content. “PPG Aquacron 270 sanding primer combines exceptional performance with faster drying times,” said Michael Kowalski, light industrial coatings coordinator with PPG.

Accelerating Production Processes

“This new primer dries to the touch in 10 to 20 minutes and can be recoated or finished with a topcoat within one to two hours,” Kowalski added. “The product also gives manufacturers the opportunity to accelerate their production processes, because they can use ordinary tap water to thin or reduce the viscosity of the primer.”

The sanding primer is engineered for application with PPG Aquacron 200, 201, 380 and 870 series topcoats. According to the manufacturer, it is ideal for interior building and decorative products such as doors, windows and trim, shutters, cabinetry, furniture, signage, and displays.

For more information, contact: PPG, (866) 774-8783,