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PPG introduces KWIKSPAR 600 and 600SG coatings for faster return-to-service

New polyaspartic formulation features high film build, fast cure for quicker turnarounds

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 6:00 pm EDT


"When Kwikspar coatings are applied to steel in the shop, their ability to cure quickly accelerates production of finished parts"

PPG (NYSE:PPG) has introduced KWIKSPAR® 600 and Kwikspar600SG polyaspartic coatings, a line of corrosion-resistant, direct-to-metal (DTM) coatings formulated with advanced film-build and fast-cure characteristics to improve throughput in field and shop applications.

In highly corrosive environments, Kwikspar 600 (full-gloss) and Kwikspar600SG (semi-gloss) coatings can be overcoated on AMERCOAT® 370 or SIGMAFAST® 278 epoxy primers to provide an ultra-fast-drying alternative to traditional three-coat corrosion protection systems. In low-to-moderately corrosive environments, one coat of Kwikspar 600 or Kwikspar 600SG can replace traditional two-coat epoxy/urethane systems.

Diane Kappas, PPG vice president, protective and marine coatings, Americas, said the technology behind Kwikspar polyaspartic coatings makes them highly cost-effective solutions for steel building and structural components that require excellent corrosion resistance, weathering, and gloss and color retention.

“When Kwikspar coatings are applied to steel in the shop, their ability to cure quickly accelerates production of finished parts,” she explained. “When applied in the field for maintenance or new construction projects, they have high film build, which enables applicators to achieve a desired finish more quickly. The coatings also can be applied directly to steel. The result is an exclusive combination of benefits that helps owners and contractors save time, labor and material cost, and return their assets to service quickly.”

Formulated from 73 percent solids, Kwikspar coatings cure up to eight times faster than standard polyurethane coatings in a 4-mil thickness on a low-temperature substrate. They also exhibit exceptional durability, flexibility and abrasion resistance.

PPG’s protective and marine coatings (PMC) products protect customer assets in some of the world’s most demanding conditions and environments, such as projects in energy, infrastructure and marine markets. The company’s PMC product lines include the Amercoat and SIGMA COATINGS® brands.

For more information about Kwikspar 600 and Kwikspar 600SG coatings, visit www.ppgpmc.com or call 1-888-9PPG-PMC (977-4762).


At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $14.8 billion in 2016. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

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PPG Media Contact:
Jamie Cowden
Protective and Marine Coatings
+1 412-434-3802

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