Astro Shapes Joins PPG Certified Applicator Program
March 27, 2012

Astro Shapes Inc. of Struthers, Ohio, has achieved PPG Industries' Certified Applicator Program (PPG/CAP) accreditation as a premier member.

Astro Shapes is part of a select group of commercial coating applicators certified by PPG to apply high-performance fluoropolymer coatings to aluminum architectural components. As a premier PPG/CAP member, Astro Shapes is certified to apply both liquid and powder Duranar coatings.

To qualify for PPG/CAP membership, applicators undergo auditing that encompasses all aspects of the coating process, from cleaning and pre-treating the metal substrate to application of the coating. The audit also contains a continuous training and education component and specifies paint application parameters and cure schedules, as well as how finished products should be handled, packed and shipped, according to PPG.

This story is an original story by USGlass magazine/USGNN™. Subscribe to USGlass magazine.
Subscribe to receive the free e-newsletter.