by Brianna Crandall — August 8, 2019 — PPG, a global supplier of paints, coatings and specialty materials, just announced the launch of PPG Aquapon WB EP water-based epoxy coating, featuring a fast-drying, ultra-low volatile organic compound (VOC) formulation. This newest product in the PPG Aquapon line is designed for high-traffic interior spaces that face significant wear and tear and require easy maintenance and low odor.
Representing the next generation in water-based technology, PPG Aquapon WB EP epoxy coating has only 26 grams of VOCs per liter. This is approximately 90% less VOCs than previous PPG Aquapon products and better than most competitive low-VOC epoxy coatings, claims the company. The coating also dries in as little as six hours, shortening the time required for maintenance.
The new formulation meets the strictest environmental compliance standards, including those from the California Air Resources Board (CARB), Ozone Transport Commission (OTC), and California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). It also meets stringent requirements for scrub, abrasion, chemical and corrosion resistance. It is certified by the Master Painter Institute (MPI) to MPI Standard 115 (Epoxy-Modified Latex, Interior, Gloss) and MPI Standard 215 (Epoxy-Modified Latex, Interior, Semi-Gloss).
PPG Aquapon WB EP epoxy coating is suitable for hospitals, schools and hotels, which have significant daily traffic and serve large populations. Its durability, combined with convenient soap and water cleanup, also makes it a good choice for a wide range of other commercial, institutional and manufacturing facilities.
The coating is available in three bases — white/pastel, mid tone and neutral — opening up a range of color options that include darker, deeper hues. Ready-mix colors, including porcelain white, black, light gray and ASA #49 gray, also can be specified.
For more information on PPG Aquapon WB EP water-based epoxy coating and other Aquapon products as well as PPG’s broad offering of protective and marine coatings, visit the PPG PMC website. The company has been in business for more than 135 years, and now operates in 70+ countries.