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579 Caprithane

A two component, acrylic polyurethane topcoat.

579 Caprithane is a 2K acrylic urethane used as a recoatable topcoat that has excellent exterior durability and is highly resistant to yellowing and chalking.

Key Features
  • Fully tintable, available in a wide range of colours
  • Fast drying
  • Hard, high gloss finish
  • Excellent exterior durability, highly resistant to yellowing and chalking
  • Good UV resistance – contains UV absorbers
  • Resistant to a wide range of chemicals and cleaning agents:
    • 5% Aqueous Sodium Hydroxide – no effect
    • 5% Aqueous Hydrochloric Acid – slight gloss loss, no softening
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Excellent heat resistance: 110°C continuous, 130°C intermittent

The hardener is based on aliphatic polyisocyanate.

Scope of Use

579 Caprithane is used as a gloss, semi-gloss, matt or metallic topcoat in multicoat coating systems. Also available in a clear.

Can be used on steel (including galvanised); aluminium; wood/MDF; fibreglass; ferro cement substrates.

In-Service History

Warranty on a project by project basis. Contact PPG for more information.

Product Assurance
Data Sheet
Other Literature
PPG Architectural Coatings website
PPG Corporate Guide
PPG Corporate Video
PPG General Industrial website

PPG are a manufacturer and supplier of high-quality coatings for protecting and enhancing the appearance of new buildings or maintenance of older buildings.

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