LIMA, Ohio, June 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MetoKote Corporation, the largest custom coating applicator in the world, announces the addition of a new electrocoating (e-coating) technology at their Sheffield Village, Ohio and Sumter, South Carolina plants. The new Powercron® AdvantEdge™ technology by PPG Industries is a next-generation high-edge cationic-epoxy product formulated with a proprietary metal-free catalyst that eliminates the need for dibutyl tin and other scarce or restricted heavy metals as catalyzing agents.
"Our customers' requirements for additional corrosion protection and more environmentally friendly materials continue to increase. The benefits of using high-edge materials, in particular the Powercron AdvantEdge product, allow us to keep up with these requirements," stated Brent Schwartz, MetoKote VP Engineering.
According to PPG, Powercron AdvantEdge electrocoat is specifically engineered to provide high-edge protection of cut, stamped or formed edges on complex metal parts. Powercron AdvantEdge e-coat offers several performance advantages over e-coats formulated with conventional metal-based catalyzing technologies. These include curing at temperatures as low as 320 F to reduce energy use and related carbon emissions, as well as excellent workability, a smooth film appearance, enhanced throwpower and excellent corrosion resistance.
"The addition of the Powercron AdvantEdge product simply reiterates MetoKote's position as the industry leader in technology," said Mr. Schwartz. "We strive to offer the highest quality coating services, and through our strategic partnership with PPG we are able to continue providing unprecedented coating solutions. We are currently the only custom coater supplying Powercron AdvantEdge e-coat, and our goal is to achieve 100 percent conversion to using high-edge electrocoat in all of our e-coating tanks."
MetoKote Corporation, established in 1969 and headquartered in Lima, Ohio, serves its many customers in 31 facilities throughout the United States and the world. MetoKote provides environmentally sound and cost-effective coating solutions including equipment, coating application, and related management and support services to a wide variety of industries such as agriculture, appliance, automotive, computer, construction equipment, electrical, furniture, industrial equipment, recreational, and truck and bus. For more information, please visit: www.metokote.com.
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PPG Industries' vision is to be the world's leading coatings company by consistently delivering high-quality, innovative and sustainable solutions that customers trust to protect and beautify their products and surroundings. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG provides added value to customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG (ppg.com) has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2014 were $15.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.
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SOURCE MetoKote Corporation