PPG coatings used design new Centre Videotron in Canada

PPG coatings used to design new Centre Videotron in Canada

9:54 AM, 10th March 2017
Centre Videotron in Quebec City, Canada.
Centre Videotron in Quebec City, Canada.

PITTSBURGH, US: PPG Industries said that its DURANAR XL coatings are used by Populous and ABCP Architecture to design and add brilliance to new Centre Videotron in Quebec City, Canada.

Populous is a global architectural firm and ABCP Architecture is an architect in Quebec.

Fabricated from glass and sculpted metal panels coated with Pure White Duranar XL coatings by local applicator Anacolor Inc, the curtain wall for Centre Videotron draws inspiration from a snowdrift, according to the Populous website.

“We aimed to capture the spirit and culture of the city in a truly elegant and sophisticated way by selecting white painted metal panels that are sculptural in form, revealing an organically shaped band of glass in between,” the firm explained. “The pure white colour reflects light like snow, as well as offers a blank canvas for projection mapping light shows.”

Duranar XL coatings, based on 70-percent polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) resin supplemented by proprietary PPG resin and pigment technologies, have been used for high-end architectural landmarks such as Centre Videotron for 50 years because of their ability to retain colour and gloss through decades of environmental exposure.

Covering more than 160,000 square feet of exterior aluminium panels on the 18,000-seat venue, Duranar XL coatings are available as three- and four-part systems encompassing a patented primer, optional barrier coat, durable colour coat and clear protective topcoat. Populous also specified Black Duranar XL coatings for metal accents and surfaces inside the arena.

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