New Brochure Highlights PPG Certified Applicator™ (PPG/CAP) Program

The PPG coil and extrusion coatings group has published a new brochure highlighting its new Certified Applicator™ Program (PPG/CAP).

The program is modeled after the Certified Fabricator™ Program (PPG/CFP) PPG developed to serve the architectural glass market. Architects and building owners who purchase their coatings from a PPG Certified Applicator receive a full range of benefits, including access to an elite group of commercial coating applicators who are certified by PPG to apply high-performance exterior coatings such as Duranar® and Coraflon® fluoropolymer coatings to metal architectural components.

To become part of the PPG/CAP program, participants undergo an auditing process that PPG says encompasses all aspects of the coating process, from 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 component to the PPG/CAP program.

According to PPG, the primary benefit of working with a CAP participant is enhanced color harmony among the various coated building components building professionals specify and install for their projects. The company says its PPG/CAP program establishes a number of protocols to minimize the potential for color variance in coatings, including:

· A digital global database of colors, which are stored numerically

· Mandated use of common software and hardware to measure color reproduction and uniformity

· A uniform systems-oriented approach to matching colors and making paint; and finally,

· PPG's unparalleled color and coatings knowledge, experience and resources, especially in the area of metallic color production (from the auto industry).

The PPG/CAP program is designed to enhance the ability of the PPG network of coatings applicators to meet the demands of the architectural community for more value-added products and solutions.

So far, four companies have been accredited to participate in the PPG/CAP program:

· Keymark Corp., of Fonda, N.Y.

· Linetec of Wausau, Wis.

· Sapa, Inc., of Portland, Ore.

· TRACO, Inc., of Cranberry Township, Pa.

CLICK HERE for more information about the PPG Certified Applicator Program.

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