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
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
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
· Keymark Corp., of Fonda, N.Y.
· Linetec of Wausau, Wis.
· Sapa, Inc., of Portland, Ore.
· TRACO, Inc., of Cranberry Township, Pa.
for more information about the PPG Certified Applicator Program.