SAF Joins PPG Americas Powder CAP Program
April 14, 2009
Atlanta-based Southern Aluminum Finishing Co. Inc. (SAF) has joined
the PPG Duranar Certified Applicator Program (CAP) as an Americas
Powder member. The PPG CAP program certifies member applicators
to apply high-performance Duranar powder coatings for commercial
"We are looking forward to expanding our throughput with PPG's
powder, while decreasing the amount of air pollution we create,"
says Penn McClatchey, SAF vice president. "It is wonderful
to have an AAMA 2605 coating that reduces hazardous solvents from
our processing with no loss in product finish quality."
To become part of the America's Powder CAP Program, SAF underwent
a rigorous auditing process that encompassed all aspects of the
coating process, from cleaning and pretreating the metal substrate
to actually applying 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.
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