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October 27th, 2010 – SAF announces air-dry fluoropolymer coating service for aluminum.

SAF Glass & Metal Industry News For Immediate Release

SAF announces air-dry fluoropolymer coating service for aluminum.

Atlanta, GA – October 27, 2010

SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co., Inc.) can now apply Coraflon™ ADS, a PPG air-dry fluoropolymer coating process, to aluminum.  This air-dry process is particularly useful for coating Aluminum Composite Material (ACM), thermally broken extrusions and other applications where a substrate cannot withstand the high temperatures associated with curing high-production Kynar coatings.

“This service will also allow SAF customers to cost-effectively order small batches of custom color Aluminum Composite Material if their delivery schedules can accommodate a few days of curing time,” according to Penn McClatchey, SAF VP Marketing. “Coraflon™ ADS coated aluminum can be formed after painting, however.”

Coraflon™ ADS coatings are high-quality coatings for architectural building components such as Architectural Metal, Curtain Wall, roofs, Aluminum Windows, doors, handrails, stairs and other structural surfaces. Coraflon™ is available in an array of colors and glosses that are prone to mica and metallic color variation similar to other painted coatings. Coraflon™ ADS provides weatherability comparable to factory-applied PPG fluoropolymer coatings. ADS coatings also feature low VOC (volatile organic compounds). For more information about Coraflon™ ADS see http://buyat.ppg.com/Coraflon

Background:
SAF is a member of PPG’s Certified Applicator Program (CAP). Readers can learn more about CAP at www.ppgideascapes.com. As a mill-direct aluminum buyer, an approved fabricator for the three major Aluminum Composite Panel (ACM) manufacturers, and a mill-direct buyer of aluminum coil & extrusions, SAF is a contractor’s most dependable choice for panels, aluminum sheet & extrusions, fabrication and aluminum coating services.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, since 1946, SAF (Southern Aluminum Finishing Co., Inc.), SAF distributes, fabricates, anodizes and paints aluminum sheet, extrusion, column covers, architectural panels, and commercial roofing trim. SAF offers products and services to architectural specifiers, glazing contractors, and other industries.

For more information on SAF Southern Aluminum Finishing Co., Inc. products and services, contact:

Penn McClatchey, VP Marketing
SAF Southern Aluminum Finishing Co., Inc.
8370 E. Highway 78
Villa Rica, GA 30180 USA
Email: pmm@saf.com
Website: www.saf.com
Phone: 770-942-1207×801, or 800-241-7429