PPG has launched the PPG Boundless CA6500 series of innovative topcoats for the general aviation market in the US and Canada. Specifically tailored for light aircraft and helicopters, the series is comprised of low volatile organic compound (VOC) polyurethane coatings, which are designed to provide excellent durability, performance and appearance characteristics with minimal regulated VOC and volatile hazardous air pollutant (VoHAPS) emissions.
“Customers who fly light aircraft want a quick, comprehensive solution that requires minimal downtime when it comes to repaint, stripping or touch-up services,” says Vignesh Palanivel, PPG global product manager, aerospace coatings. “They also desire cost-effective coatings and varied colour palettes that suit their identity and imagination.”
Historically, light aircraft manufacturers have used non-aerospace topcoats to protect their aircraft, but they had to contend with drawbacks like fluid resistance, low gloss and colour retention and little flexibility. The PPG Boundless CA6500 series offers a total environmental coating solution for the light general aviator. From colour matching and blending in customised sizes to seamless delivery, application and appearance, the polyurethane buffable topcoats provide an innovative solution with aerospace-grade performance.
Although targeted at light aircraft, PPG Boundless CA6500 topcoats are compatible with commercial, general aviation and military aerospace epoxy primers and sanding surfacers.
For the series' initial launch phase, PPG's Aerospace business is coordinating with long-time distribution partner Painters Supply & Equipment dba Cooper Color, a PPG Platinum single-line distributor. Cooper Color will help provide rapid colour-matching services and custom-blending solutions directly to customers.
PPG's global aerospace business offers coatings, sealants, adhesives, transparencies, packaging and application systems, and transparent armour, as well as chemical management and other services.