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PPG SIGMASHIELD 880 high-performance coating for extreme offshore environments

One-coat, direct-to-metal coating suitable for fast application, quick curing in highly aggressive marine environments

PPG recently announced the introduction of PPG SIGMASHIELD® 880 high-performance coating to the U.S. and Canadian offshore market. The ultra-durable coating for vessels and rigs provides one-coat, direct-to-metal protection with quick curing at very high moisture levels, including underwater.

PPG SIGMASHIELD 880 offers superior abrasion, impact, seawater and corrosion resistance with improved cathodic disbondment protection and excellent resistance to chemical splashes and spills. Its shorter dry-to-touch means assets can be returned to service more quickly, with the coating continuing to cure upon immersion in water.

“Today’s offshore marine and energy assets, whether they are oil and gas rigs, windfarms or the vessels that serve them, demand the very highest levels of corrosion protection in extreme operating environments,” says Al Kaminsky, PPG marine manager, protective and marine coatings, U.S. and Canada. “PPG SIGMASHIELD 880 multipurpose, surface-tolerant epoxy delivers on PPG’s commitment to help owners manage application and maintenance costs.”

PPG also announced the creation of a new marine sales team for the U.S. and Canada that will provide expertise and advice across the complete range of PPG marine coatings.

“This focused commercial marine group will provide not only excellent in-person support at shipyards throughout the U.S. and Canada but also owner support,” says Scott Doering, PPG director of sales, protective and marine coatings, U.S. “We also continue to develop industry-leading solutions that provide application efficiencies and extended product performance, reducing downtime and owner costs while providing protection across all kinds of fixed and floating marine assets.”

To further expand its range of high-performance coatings, PPG recently announced the release of PPG NOVAGUARD® 810 ER coating, which is the company’s first product targeted at the tug and barge tank lining markets in the U.S. and Canada.

NOVAGUARD and SIGMASHIELD are registered trademarks of PPG Coatings Nederland B.V.

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