PPG Commercial Coatings has introduced its CRE Series of corrosion-resistant epoxy primers. The CRE-X21 Series primers provide a range of performance features that include improved chemical resistance, enhanced corrosion protection, a broad 96-hour recoat window, and adhesion to galvanized, galvaneal and stainless steel as well as to current compatible substrates, the company said.

“This series of greatly improved primers is the result of new raw material technology we are utilizing at PPG,” said Steve Podlas, marketing manager for PPG Commercial Coatings. “We have completely redesigned both sides of the primer/hardener package in making the improvements. I believe our customers will notice and appreciate the enhanced nature of these primers very quickly, especially their adhesion and anti-corrosion qualities along with the generous recoat window. The capabilities the new CRE Series displays will make a productive difference in their manufacturing operations.”

According to Podlas, the CRE-X21 Series primers offer higher film build capabilities and excellent sag resistance. The outstanding fill properties make the primers a superb choice for application over sandblasted profiles. The primers also provide a smoother appearance allowing for a better finish appearance after the topcoat is applied.

The CRE-X21 Series primers are offered in three standard colors—black, gray, and white—in addition to a tintable version. They are intended for use on trailers, cranes, service bodies, cryogenic equipment, and a variety of other manufactured items. The primers can be applied using conventional equipment, pressure pots, airless, air-assisted airless, or electrostatic spray equipment.