NSF certifies four PPG products, two coating systems for water tanks

(PITTSBURGH) — PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings (PMC) business announced that four individual coatings and primers and two combined coating-and-primer systems have been certified by NSF International for water-tank applications. The new NSF certifications for PPG PMC products include the following:

• Amercoat 133/844 pit-filler is a hand-applied coating designed to fill deep holes in pitted steel surfaces with a single pass. It features a 100 percent solids formulation and emits almost zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and it trowels easily to a smooth finish.

• Sigmaweld 199 primer is a weldable preconstruction primer that provides up to 12 months of corrosion protection during construction and offers extended recoatability thereafter. Designed specifically for metal fabricators and plate-steel shops, Sigmaweld 199 primer has a low-zinc, low-solids formulation that dries quickly, adheres strongly and applies easily to thicknesses of 1 to 1.5 mils in addition to providing a wide window for final coating system application.

• Novaguard 810 coating is a high-build, single-coat novolac-epoxy lining. With a solvent-free, 100 percent solids formulation, Novaguard 810 coating cures rapidly and achieves 30 to 40 mil thickness in a single coat.

• Amercoat 68MCZ primer is a zinc-rich urethane primer for new construction and field-maintenance of water tanks. It is compatible with other organic and inorganic zinc primers and cures rapidly to enable accelerated topcoat application.

NSF International also certified PPG water-tank coating systems incorporating Novaguard 810 coating over Amercoat 68MCZ primer and Novaguard 810 coating over Sigmaweld 199 primer.

Diane Kappas, PPG vice president, protective and marine coatings, Americas, said the NSF certifications enable PPG to expand its range of coatings solutions for water-tank builders, fabrication shops, subcontractors and maintenance personnel.

“PPG coatings and primers have a long history of proven performance in the water-tank field,” she explained. “The NSF stamp of approval makes it easier for customers to specify PPG products as a single-source solution and to choose a PPG coating system best suited to a particular application.”

PPG’s PMC business is a world leader in protective and marine coatings. Its products protect customers’ assets in some of the world’s most demanding conditions and environments, such as projects in energy, infrastructure and marine markets. PPG PMC features lines such as the Amercoat and Sigma Coatings brands. For more about PPG’s protective and marine coatings, visit www.ppgpmc.com or call 1-888-9PPG-PMC (977-4762).

NSF International (www.nsf.org) is an independent global organization that writes standards and tests and certifies products for the building materials, food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment. Founded in 1944 and operating in more than 155 countries, the organization publishes national standards for water treatment that establish strict requirements for equipment and materials such as water tanks that come in contact with potable water.

By Professional Mariner Staff