PPG Donates Coatings to Refurbish Iconic Coney Island Cyclone Roller Coaster

PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) protective and marine coatings (PMC) business announced it is supplying as much as 700 gallons of paint to refurbish the Coney Island Cyclone roller coaster at Luna Park, which is regarded as one of the world’s most famous amusement park rides.

Through Baynum Painting, a Newport, Kentucky-based painting contractor, PPG will provide AMERCOAT® 370 epoxy primer and PSX® ONE acrylic-siloxane topcoat for the roller coaster’s structural steel components, and SEAL GRIP® primer along with PITT-TECH® Plus topcoat for its wood surfaces.

A fast-drying, two-coat epoxy product, Amercoat 370 primer is engineered to perform in a wide range of atmospheric conditions. PSX ONE coating is a single-component, isocyanate-free product that provides the performance, color and finish quality of a high-durability urethane with easy single-coat application.

Seal Grip primer blocks stains and demonstrates excellent adhesion on a variety of surfaces, including wood, concrete block, masonry and brick. Pitt-Tech Plus coating is a 100-percent waterborne acrylic enamel that can be applied directly to metal and other primed surfaces.

As topcoats, the PSX ONE and Pitt-Tech Plus products deliver long-term color and gloss retention as well as excellent resistance to weathering, salt spray and other challenging environmental hazards.

Diane Kappas, PPG vice president, protective and marine coatings, Americas, said PPG is honored to contribute to the legacy of the legendary Cyclone roller coaster, which is being restored to its classic glossy white finish over a 12-week period ending in mid-November. “Our products are commonly used to protect bridges, water storage tanks, naval ships, cargo vessels and other critical parts of the world’s safety and transportation infrastructure, so we consider it a privilege when we can help preserve and maintain historic assets such as this celebrated American landmark,” she explained.

Opened in June 1927, the Cyclone roller coaster has thrilled generations of riders with its signature 60-miles-per-hour, 85-foot, 60-degree plunge. Listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, the attraction at Luna Park also is designated an official New York City landmark and recorded in the New York State Register of Historic Places.

PPG’s PMC business is a world leader in protective and marine coatings. Its products protect customers’ assets in some of the world’s most demanding conditions and environments, such as projects in energy, infrastructure and marine markets. PPG PMC features lines such as the Amercoat and SIGMA COATINGS® brands.

For more about PPG’s protective and marine coatings, visit www.ppgpmc.com or call 1-888-9PPG-PMC (977-4762).

About Baynum Painting
Baynum Painting provides world-class painting solutions and industrial coatings for amusement park, commercial, industrial, educational and medical facilities. Now celebrating 30 years in the amusement park painting business, the company’s first roller coaster project was “The Beast” at Kings Island in 1986. Baynum Painting has since completed more than 200 major roller coaster projects, for rides throughout Cedar Fair and Six Flags properties, and for dozens of other popular amusement park operators.

For more information, visit www.baynumpainting.com.

PPG Industries' vision is to be the world’s leading coatings company by consistently delivering high-quality, innovative and sustainable solutions that customers trust to protect and beautify their products and surroundings. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG provides added value to customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2014 were $15.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG).

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Source: PPG Protective and Marine Coatings

Jamie Cowden
PPG Protective and Marine Coatings