Polyurethane primer outperforms traditional epoxy primers in corrosion protection, edge performance and chip resistance.

PITTSBURGH, April 12, 2017 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) has introduced SPECTRACRON® ADVANTEDGE™ HPP primer, a patented polyurethane primer for use in heavy-duty equipment, general finishing and transportation applications. The new primer provides extended overall corrosion protection, better performance on sharp laser-cut edges, and superior chip resistance compared to traditional two-component epoxy primers.


PPG has introduced SPECTRACRON® ADVANTEDGE™ HPP primer, a patented polyurethane primer for use in heavy-duty equipment, general finishing and transportation applications. The new primer provides extended overall corrosion protection, better performance on sharp laser-cut edges, and superior chip resistance compared to traditional two-component epoxy primers.

On the left is a typical epoxy primer vs. HPP Primer system at the same corrosion test interval. Click image to view full size.

Because it incorporates proprietary resin and anticorrosion pigments and is formulated with no heavy metals, Spectracron AdvantEdge HPP primer offers customers a more sustainable solution for achieving superior corrosion resistance and sharp-edge performance. The new primer also offers compatibility with common hardeners, shorter wet-on-wet application time and a wide application window to help increase process efficiency.

“Overall, Spectracron AdvantEdge HPP primer helps our customers gain a competitive edge by providing exceptional performance in a heavy-metal-free formulation,” said Mike Kowalski, PPG products manager, industrial coatings. “It is an example of how PPG leverages its research and development expertise to meet our customers’ needs, providing them with an innovative sustainable alternative to traditional epoxy and polyurethane primers that also delivers enhanced protection for the toughest industry applications.”

Along with delivering excellent corrosion protection over steel and ferrous substrates, Spectracron AdvantEdge HPP primer is compatible with a wide array of pretreatment products and regimens. This is important to customers who use pretreated metals from third-party suppliers, Kowalski said, because Spectracron AdvantEdge HPP primer can help them make metal parts that are more uniform prior to finishing even when the quality and type of pretreatment varies. In turn, it also helps customers streamline their primer inventory, he added.

Spectracron AdvantEdge HPP primer is available to customers worldwide, and Kowalski said it has already earned approvals from many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

For more about Spectracron AdvantEdge HPP primer, visit www.ppgindustrialcoatings.com

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