Proven and long-lasting protection
PPG delivers proven and long-lasting protection for a wide range of rail infrastructure, with a particular emphasis on products for rail car exterior coatings, tank linings, and hopper car linings.
We offer a legacy of coating solutions with established performance and reliability for the rail car industry. For more than 40 years we have been a major supplier of hopper car linings, tank car linings and exterior coatings for rail cars. Our products and systems will provide the combination of aesthetics, durable protection, and fast return to service required for minimizing overall rail car maintenance costs.
For exterior rail cars, we have the range of products that allow you to meet specific needs, including alkyds, epoxies and urethanes. For tank linings, specifically designed PPG epoxy, epoxy novolac, and phenolic epoxy systems will provide the protection and service life needed for a wide variety of cargoes. For hopper car linings, our epoxy or urethane systems protect valuable assets and maximize their in-service time.
Rail Terminals and Support
In addition to rail cars, we also provide coatings for the protection of other rail assets, including terminals and tunnels, with specific areas of protection including durable corrosion resistance and fire protection. Our specialist coatings for rail terminal and support infrastructure, including the PSX® 700 product and the STEELGUARD™ range, offer durable and fit-for-purpose solutions for these issues.
PSX 700 is a unique system that uses patented engineered siloxane components to deliver the excellent adhesion, toughness, corrosion- and chemical resistance of epoxy siloxane. It also delivers proven cost savings by removing the need to use a traditional mid-coat epoxy.
STEELGUARD 701 and 801 coatings are part of PPG’s leading cellulosic fire protection range. They are solvent-based reactive intumescent coatings that have been specifically developed to target 30- and 60-minute fire scenarios.