E-coat Offers High-edge Protection, REACH Compliance

Powercron AdvantEdge e-coat offers several performance advantages over e-coats based on conventional metal-based catalyzing technologies.

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Metal-free catalyst technology provides environmental, performance advantages.

Powercron AdvantEdge electrocoat is a next-generation, high-edge, cationic-epoxy product from PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business.

Originally formulated to achieve REACH compliance in Europe, Powercron AdvantEdge e-coat is formulated with a proprietary metal-free catalyst that PPG says eliminates the need for dibutyl tin and other scarce or restricted heavy metals as a catalyzing agent.

Bob Enzerra, the PPG product manager of electrocoat products, says Powercron AdvantEdge e-coat can help appliance, automotive and heavy-duty equipment manufacturers and other metal finishers gain a competitive edge, both in terms of environmental compliance and product performance.

Specifically engineered for high-edge protection of cut, stamped or formed edges on complex metal parts, Powercron AdvantEdge e-coat offers several performance advantages over e-coats based on conventional metal-based catalyzing technologies. They include cure temperatures as low as 320°F to reduce energy use and related carbon emissions, as well as workability, a smooth film appearance, enhanced throwpower and corrosion resistance. 

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