PPG highlighting industrial coating technologies at FABTECH 2013

At FABTECH 2013, PPG will display its various industrial coating technologies as well as give a presentation on the basics of the electrocoating process.

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business will showcase its full assortment of liquid, powder, pretreatment and electrocoat (e-coat) products at FABTECH booth S5520, November 18 to 21 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

In addition, Kelly Moore, PPG Development Chemist, Industrial Coatings, will present “Introduction to Electrocoating,” a technical seminar that is part of the continuing education program at FABTECH, from 8 to 10 a.m. Central Time on November 19, Room S404A.

A sampling of products PPG will display includes well-known brands such as POWERCRON electrocoat, ENVIROCRON, CORAFLON and DURANAR powder coatings, AQUACRON and SPECTRACRON liquid coatings, and X-BOND and ZIRCOBOND pretreatment products.

PPG also will highlight the ULTRAPAX coatings system, a packaged collection of pretreatment products and powder coatings, and DRAGONHIDE coatings, introduced this year as a lower-cost alternative to DURABULL polyurea-based protective coatings.

During the “Introduction to Electrocoating” seminar, Moore will review the anodic and cathodic e-coat processes, and epoxy- and acrylic-based paints and their use. He also will discuss various pigments and resins used to coat everyday items and how to improve their performance and durability.

As one of the world’s largest coatings manufacturers, PPG offers a comprehensive array of coating technologies for appliances, automotive parts and accessories, building products, consumer electronics, heavy-duty equipment, transportation and general metal finishing. In addition to manufacturing “green” coatings with superior corrosion resistance, excellent finish adhesion and a full spectrum of color choices, PPG backs its products with technical expertise delivered through an international customer support network.

FABTECH is North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event.  The 2013 show will cover more than 550,000 square feet and is expected to attract more than 35,000 attendees and 1,500 exhibiting companies.