ALCOA Architectural Products Joins PPG Certified
Metal Panel Program
December 7, 2009
PPG Industries announced that ALCOA Architectural Products is the
first member of its new PPG Certified Metal Panel Program (PPG/CMPP).
Administered by the PPG coil and extrusion coatings group, PPG/CMPP
is a certification program that gives architects a direct channel
to a group of metal panel manufacturers certified by PPG to apply
high-performance Duranar, Duranar ULTRA-Cool and Coraflon fluoropolymer
coatings to metal building components. PPG/CMPP members also specify,
design, fabricate and/or install aluminum components pre-painted
with these coatings.
As part of the program, PPG audits the coating lines operated by
PPG/CMPP members and/or their toll coaters. This process examines
every aspect of the metal panel coatings process, from the cleaning
and pre-treating of the metal substrate to the actual application
of the coating. The audit also specifies paint application parameters
and cure schedules, and how finished products should be handled,
packed and shipped. There's also a continuous training and education
Working with PPG/CMPP members also provides enhanced color harmony
for coated metal building components. To minimize color variability,
PPG/CMPP members and/or their toll coaters synchronize color production
using the same color-measuring software and hardware as PPG. According
to a PPG announcement, other protocols that help to minimize color
- A digital global database of colors, stored numerically;
- A uniform, systems-oriented approach to matching colors and
- PPG's color and coatings knowledge, experience and resources,
especially in the area of metallic color production (from the
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