Sustainability, color and dynamic design characterize Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Occupying the former 10-acre site of an urban medical center, the facility features a 1.4 million-square-foot campus encompassing four distinct facilities anchored by the 13-story hospital and the 300,000 square-foot John G. Rangos, Sr. Research Center.
Faced with a global pandemic and remote working, people are increasingly relying on the digital options to communicate. PPG's industrial coatings business is embracing all things digital to remain as connected and accessible as possible to our customers.
At PPG we're always looking toward the future, continuously researching and developing products to help us in our efforts to reduce our own environmental footprint and that of our customers. One innovative area in which we've uncovered numerous opportunities for sustainable advancement is with powder coating technology.
Architects specify rainscreen systems to fulfill two primary functions: the first is to keep moisture from entering a building; the second is to prevent heat from escaping. Thanks to a collaboration between Morphosis Architects, A. Zahner Company and PPG, the rainscreen system on The Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech does more than serve those purposes - it also works as a color-shifting wall of art.
Hendekea Azene, our global business director for Kitchenware and Industrial Bakeware, joined PPG in 2017 after working in aerospace and the chemical industry. We recently chatted with Hendekea about the business, her essential recipes and her excitement about low-VOC technology.
Vanessa Peterson joined PPG Industrial Coatings as a color stylist trainee in 2013, before working her way up to become our U.S. color design manager for consumer electronics in 2019 - alongside running a non-profit helping those experiencing homelessness.
Through the introduction of our ENVIROCRON™ Extreme Protection Edge powder coating technology, PPG has solved a long-standing issue of edge coverage.
Alongside choosing the correct coating, it is just as important to get the application process right. While PPG coatings are easy to apply, if done incorrectly, defects such as peeling and chipping, rapid wear, mud cracks, craters (fisheyes) can occur, resulting in a poor non-stick performance.