(PITTSBURGH) — PPG's Amercoat One coating has earned a 2017 Corrosion Innovation of the Year Award from Materials Performance magazine. Product developers James McCarthy, Kamlesh Sheth and David Curran accepted the honor on behalf of PPG’s protective and marine coatings business during the Corrosion 2017 Conference and Expo, organized by NACE International, in New Orleans on Monday.
Introduced in 2015, Amercoat One coating is formulated using epoxy resin and a proprietary ketamine-based curing agent. PPG engineers invented the curing agent to eliminate moisture-related difficulties that had historically prevented the development of high-performing single-pack epoxy coatings.
Mainstays of the protective and marine coatings industry, epoxy coatings are supplied to end users primarily as single-use, two-component products that are combined immediately prior to field application according to very precise mix ratios and timing. As a result of its proprietary technology, PPG delivers Amercoat One epoxy coating as a highly stable, pre-blended, single-component product that can be stored and reused as long as the container is properly sealed.
Amercoat One coating has the same chemical and corrosion resistance as traditional two-component epoxy coatings, and it can be used as an intermediate coating over inorganic and organic zinc-rich primers, or as a direct-to-metal (DTM) primer in multilayer coatings systems. It is well-suited to a variety of chemical, petrochemical, infrastructure, marine, mining and power industry applications.
For more information about Amercoat One coating, visit www.ppgpmc.com or call 1-888-9PPG-PMC (977-4762).