PPG PSX® Technology
PPG PSX Technology: Advancing the Industry's Original Polysiloxane Coatings Technology
Although they have been on the market for more than 25 years, polysiloxane coatings continue to represent the most significant technical advance in ambient-cure coatings since polyurethane topcoats were introduced in the 1950s.
The technology was developed when chemists overcame the basic incompatibility of cold blends of organic and silicone resins by reacting functional groups on the two materials to form a co-polymer. This opened the door to the creation of polysiloxaneorganic hybrids, which could be formulated to achieve unprecedented combinations of aesthetic and protection-related performance properties – specifically, exceptional weatherability, color and gloss retention, and outstanding corrosion and abrasion resistance.
Due to their versatility and performance, polysiloxane coatings have become the technology of choice for assets in the world’s most extreme environments, such as oil and gas platforms; bridges; piping; storage tanks; heavy-duty equipment; wind turbines; stadiums; roller coasters; naval vessels; commercial ships and other environmentally challenged infrastructure and superstructural components.
Download our white paper to learn more about why polysiloxane coatings are so effective in difficult performance environments.
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