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PPG earns SSPC award for work on U.S. capitol.

The Society for Protective Coatings SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) is a professional organization for the industrial coatings industry. It was founded in 1950 as the Steel Structures Painting Council, a non-profit association concerned with the use of coatings to protect industrial steel structures  (SSPC) recently awarded its 2012 George Campbell Award to PPG Industries' protective and marine coatings business (PPG-PMC). The award, which was presented at SSPC 2012 in Tampa, FL, recognized the performance of PPG-PMC's spot primer and finish coatings, used to restore the U.S. Capitol dome in Washington. DC. The prize honors outstanding achievement in the completion of a difficult or complex industrial or commercial coatings project.

The project included two 100% acrylic, waterborne enamel coatings from PPG's Pitt - Tech[R] exterior spot primer, and Pitt-Tech exterior finish direct-to-metal (DTM DTM

dermatophyte test medium.
) satin industrial enamel which was tinted to color-match the dome. Since the U.S. Capitol Dome was originally constructed in the 1790s, and because of its unique structure, the project required detailed planning and precise execution throughout multiple phases. With the historic significance of the dome, and its status as a popular tourist attraction, all access points and staging areas around the project had to be carefully maintained by the restoration crew.

Also honored were the Architect of the Capitol Established as a permanent office in 1876 (40U.S.C.A. §§ 162, 163), the architect of the capitol oversees the mechanical and structural maintenance of the Capitol, the conservation and care of works of art in the building, the upkeep and improvement of the Capitol grounds, and , which is charged by the U.S. Congress with upkeep of the Capitol grounds and landmarks in Washington, DC, and Aulson Company, a specialty contractor that removed 100 tons of 140-year-old, lead-based paint from the Capitol Dome and applied 700 gallons of new paint.
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Title Annotation:Business & Industry
Publication:JCT CoatingsTech
Date:Mar 1, 2012
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