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PPG Expands High-Durability Urethane Coating Line

Paints and coatings manufacturer PPG announced the launch of its PITTHANE ULTRA LS high-performance polyurethane topcoat, which is formulated for applications in corrosive environments that require low sheen to limit glare while hiding surface imperfections.

Used in a two or three-coat system, the new topcoat provides long-lasting protection for applications such as bridges, stadiums, and fuel and water storage tanks — all while providing minimal reflectivity and excellent aesthetics, according to the company.

Performance Benefits

“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, director of demand driving for PPG’s U.S. and Canadian protective and marine coatings business.

“The 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,” he added.

Meets Key Standards

For architects and specifiers looking to meet specific performance requirements, the new topcoat is tested to stand up to C3, C4 and C5 corrosive environments, according to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 12944:2018 standards.

The product is considered suitable for USDA incidental food contact applications and meets Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) Paint 36, Level 3 performance; Master Painters Institute (MPI) 83 requirements; and low volatile organic compound (VOC) air quality standards at 240 g/L.

For applicators, the topcoat is described as easy to mix and apply, all while offering an unlimited recoat window. It can be applied at surface temperatures as low as 20 °F, or -7 °C. The product is currently available in the United States and Canada.

For more information, contact: PPG PMC,