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Axalta Enhances Nap-Gard Powder Coating Offerings

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading, global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, is pleased to announce the enrichment of its Nap-Gard fusion bonded epoxy (FBE) powder coatings.

Through our continuous improvement efforts, Axalta has bolstered the manufacturing process with facility enhancements. In addition, Axalta is pleased to announce a new series of product designations with the reorganization of its Nap-Gard FBE powder coatings product line under a newly designated 7-2500 series.

The Nap-Gard 7-2500 series brings industry recognized FBE powder coatings into one group and expands the benefits of its thermosetting epoxy powder for onshore and offshore oil and gas pipelines.

Combining Nap-Gard FBE powder coating product numbers 7-2500, 7-2501, 7-2508FG, 7-2508, and 7-2508LG into one family allows customers to choose the product needed for their application in the color they desire. Nap-Gard 7-2500 series powders are National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) certified and meet ISO 21809-1 and CSA Z245.20.14 requirements.

"Axalta's Nap-Gard FBE powder coatings have been used for more than 50 years to provide corrosion protection on underground and subsea pipelines," said Meghan Hodge, Axalta Functional Global Product Marketing Manager. "During the past year, Axalta has streamlined the manufacturing processes at our Houston manufacturing center. Our facility conversions have enabled Axalta to efficiently and effectively support our customers' needs and provide enhancements to the Nap-Gard line."

Nap-Gard series powder coatings are suitable for even the most demanding performance requirements set by industry standards and can be used as a single anti-corrosive layer or as the primer in a dual layer or multilayer system. This family of powders is fast curing, damage resistant, thermosetting and hazardous air pollutant (HAP)-free, and has excellent adhesion to steel with good chemical resistance.

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