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Axalta Enhances Nap-Gard Powder Coating Offerings

November 30, 2015
By Business Wire News


Axalta Coating Systems, a leading, global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, is pleased to announce the enrichment of its Nap-Gard® fusion bonded epoxy (FBE) powder coatings. Through our continuous improvement efforts, Axalta has bolstered the manufacturing process with facility enhancements. In addition, Axalta is pleased to announce a new series of product designations with the reorganization of its Nap-Gard FBE powder coatings product line under a newly designated 7-2500 series.

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The Nap-Gard 7-2500 series brings industry recognized FBE powder coatings into one group and expands the benefits of its thermosetting epoxy powder for onshore and offshore oil and gas pipelines. Combining Nap-Gard FBE powder coating product numbers 7-2500, 7-2501, 7-2508FG, 7-2508, and 7-2508LG into one family allows customers to choose the product needed for their application in the color they desire. Nap-Gard 7-2500 series powders are National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) certified and meet ISO 21809-1 and CSA Z245.20.14 requirements.

“Axalta’s Nap-Gard FBE powder coatings have been used for more than 50 years to provide corrosion protection on underground and subsea pipelines,” said Meghan Hodge, Axalta Functional Global Product Marketing Manager. “During the past year, Axalta has streamlined the manufacturing processes at our Houston manufacturing center. Our facility conversions have enabled Axalta to efficiently and effectively support our customers’ needs and provide enhancements to the Nap-Gard line.”

Nap-Gard series powder coatings are suitable for even the most demanding performance requirements set by industry standards and can be used as a single anti-corrosive layer or as the primer in a dual layer or multilayer system. This family of powders is fast curing, damage resistant, thermosetting and hazardous air pollutant (HAP)-free, and has excellent adhesion to steel with good chemical resistance.

To learn more about Nap-Gard 7-2500 series or other Nap-Gard products, visit Axalta’s website at

About Axalta Coating Systems

Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, automotive refinish and commercial vehicles to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With nearly 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the 12,800 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 120,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit and follow us @axalta on twitter.

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