PPG Announces Certified Applicator Program Group Members for 2015

Eleven members are certified to apply Duranar fluoropolymer coatings to aluminum exterior architectural components such as curtain walls, window frames and railings.

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Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries’ building products coatings group has accredited 12 companies with its PPG Cap Certified Applicator Program group for 2015. Eleven members are certified to apply Duranar fluoropolymer coatings to aluminum exterior architectural components such as curtain walls, window frames and railings. The twelfth member is the first company certified by PPG to apply Durethane wood coatings to hardwood floors. The PPG/CAP group members for 2015 include the following: Architectural Window, Astro Shapes, Durapaint Industries Ltd., Kawneer Co. Inc., Keymark Corp., Sapa Extrusions Americas, Somerset Hardwood Flooring, Spectrum Metal Finishing Inc., Trojan Architectural Coaters, Tecnoglass S.A., Windsor Metal Finishing Inc. and YKK AP America Inc.

Brian Knapp, PPG director of coil and building products coatings, says members of the PPG/CAP group have been trusted by architects for decades. “These organizations represent the upper echelon of our industry, not only for their association with PPG but also because of their ability to meet architects’ uncompromising demands for color and performance quality, on-time delivery, and technical expertise,” he says. “They are more than just product suppliers; they add value to every job.”

To qualify for PPG/CAP group membership, applicators undergo a thorough audit encompassing all aspects of the coating process, from cleaning and pretreating surfaces to applying the coating. The audit specifies paint application parameters and cure schedules, as well as how finished products are handled, packed and shipped.