UltraPax from PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business is a packaged system of pretreatment products and powder coatings engineered together to meet stringent standards for the protection of metal substrates.
The coatings system is designed to help manufacturers in such industries such as auto parts and accessories, appliances, architectural products, heavy-duty equipment, and transportation achieve superior coatings performance while streamlining their supply chains.
PPG manufactures a variety of pretreatment products such as zinc and phosphate sprays and immersion solutions, multi-metal cleaners, low-temperature cleaners and phosphates, and thin-film zirconium pretreatments. In the UltraPax system, the pretreatment products are paired with the company’s Envirocron powder coatings, which are available in more than 300,000 digitally-matched colors. These powder coatings are formulated with polyester-, urethane-, epoxy- and hybrid-based resin systems to provide hardness and abrasion resistance. They are made without solvents and therefore emit virtually no volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Each UltraPax coating system is tested on cold- and hot-rolled steel using ASTM standards for salt-spray resistance, impact resistance, flexibility (conical mandrel bending) and adhesion.