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PPG Debuts Envirocron HeatSense Powder Coating for Heat-sensitive Substrates at IWF 2022


October 13, 2022 | Press Release

Pittsburgh, PA—PPG (NYSE:PPG) showcased its patent-pending PPG Envirocron™ HeatSense low-temperature-cure powder coating for wood and heat-sensitive substrates at the International Woodworking Fair (IWF) in Atlanta, Georgia, August 23-26.

Engineered to complement the latest advancements in low-temperature cure technology, PPG
Envirocron HeatSense powder coating overcomes the traditional barriers of powder application
on wood substrates, such as low conductivity, warping and variations in moisture content.
“This innovation represents significant opportunities for makers of cabinetry, casework, furniture
and building products,” says Shelley Verdun, PPG business manager, powder, Industrial
Coatings. “The coating allows them to capitalize on the sustainability and durability advantages
of powder while gaining expanded design capabilities.”

Used as a one- or two-coat process, PPG Envirocron HeatSense powder coating cures in a
convection or infrared oven with temperatures as low as 250° F to 325° F (121° C to 163° C)
and cure times as short as five minutes, compared to standard powders that generally require
350° F to 400° F (177° C to 204° C) and 10 to 15 minutes to cure.

PPG Envirocron HeatSense coating is ideal for use on wood and wood-composites, including
medium-density fiberboard (MDF), high-density fiberboard (HDF), oriented strand board and
plywood. The coating is specifically formulated without volatile organic compounds and can be
reclaimed and recycled.

Unlike common edge-banded products, PPG Envirocron HeatSense powder coating provides a
seamless finish that results in a durable and effective barrier against moisture, ultraviolet light,
heat and dirt with proper application and curing.

Beyond performance protection, PPG Envirocron HeatSense coating offers design options not
possible with laminated products, including premium looks that mimic stone, marble and granite
through a sublimation process.

PPG Envirocron HeatSense powder is specifically formulated without volatile organic
compounds, requires less energy for curing and can be reclaimed and recycled, making it an
attractive technology for companies seeking more sustainable solutions.
Visitors at IWF learned more about PPG Envirocron HeatSense powder coating, saw product samples and received a discount coupon for powder coating orders placed through the company’s powder e-commerce site.

Representatives from PPG’s industrial coatings business will be participating in IWF’s all-day
educational symposium on Aug. 22. Scott Persyn, PPG business development manager,
powder on wood/heat sensitive substrates, and Jeno Muthiah, PPG director of product
development for heat sensitive substrates, are presenters in the “Powder Coating for Wood

Substrates: A Proven, Sustainable Solution” session, which is sponsored by the Powder
Coating Institute. For more information about PPG Envirocron HeatSense coating, visit

At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and specialty
materials that our customers have trusted for nearly 140 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 75 countries and reported net sales of
$16.8 billion in 2021. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and
transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit


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