You can find application and cure curve information specific to the products on each product page. PPG recommended cure curves are based on laboratory simulation of production baking conditions. They are different for each type of product chemistry and is typically generated through laboratory studies involving coated test panels (or parts) that are subjected to various physical and chemical tests to determine the minimum time and temperature needed to achieve optimization of each performance property.
Each product has a specific theoretical coverage. We realized you might need to calculate how much product to order for your project, so we have made easy to calculate by creating a calculator on every product page. Customers can calculate the amount of powder needed for a specific project using the project square footage, desired coating thickness and equipment transfer efficiency. An example can be seen here.
When imperfections occur, our Spot Repair Guide can help your substrate looking showroom ready in no time.
Pretreatments dramatically enhance coating adhesion and reduce the rate of surface corrosion when paint film is potentially compromised. Not only does effective pretreatment depend on good science and high- quality chemical formulations, but also on robust systems that control the temperature, flow and duration of the application process. Low-temperature cleaners and a wide variety of ambient pretreatment selections (from 70°-110°F) can reduce the energy costs required to heat and minimize the sludge and waste generated by your pretreatment finishing system.
PPG is the only global coatings supplier that offers a complete, integrated line of pretreatment products such as multi-metal safe cleaners, ambient-temperature cleaners, and iron-, zinc- and thin-film pretreatments including zirconium and silane. PPG's pretreatment portfolio includes versatile products that can operate over a wide range of conditions and meet the demands of various application methods, substrate combinations and end-uses.
We have gathered a number of frequently seen application troubles people encounter. Learn how to solve common powder application problems through our Powder Coatings Troubleshooting Guide sheet