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6/24/2016
Lawrence Public Library, featuring SOLARBAN 70XL glass, earns 2016 AIA/ALA award

6/23/2016
PPG helps to refurbish Associació de Solidaritat i Ajuda Veïnal center with volunteers, donated paint and supplies

6/23/2016
PSA Group gives full approval to ENVIRO-PRIME EPIC electrocoat by PPG

6/22/2016
PPG donates more than $12,000 to support child-focused programs in two Russian communities

6/20/2016
PPG signs agreement for sale of European fiber glass operations to Nippon Electric Glass

6/20/2016
PPG completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project in Shanghai

6/16/2016
PPG again supports hands-on science and technology exhibition for children in Gonfreville, France

6/16/2016
PPG named by IDG's Computerworld to 2016 List of 100 Best Places to Work in IT

6/16/2016
PPG enhances automotive refinish training facilities

6/16/2016
New online PPG video explains science of bird-safe glass

6/15/2016
PPG marks completion of $10 million coatings center of excellence in Tianjin, China

6/15/2016
PPG hosts meeting with securities analysts near Pittsburgh

6/15/2016
PPG introduces VELVECRON SR stain-resistant clear coat

6/14/2016
PPG manufacturing facility in Delaware, Ohio, recognized for recycling program

6/14/2016
PPG paint manufacturing facility in Huron recognized for recycling program

6/14/2016
Violet Verbena named 2017 Color of the Year by PPG PAINTS brand

6/10/2016
PPG fully funds its share of Pittsburgh Corning Asbestos Trust

6/9/2016
PPG donates $5,000 to United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick

6/9/2016
PPG enhanced sliding cockpit windows selected by Airbus for A320neo delivery

6/8/2016
PPG to acquire global coatings services provider MetoKote

6/8/2016
PPG adds web content for glass meeting CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED program requirements

6/7/2016
Unique chemistry of SIGMASHIELD MTC system from PPG delivers high performance for dry bulk cargo holds

6/7/2016
PPG aerospace coatings sparkle on new stars of Jetstar fleet

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PPG Paints Color of the Year 2017

Violet Verbena named 2017 Color of the Year by PPG PAINTS brand


The PPG PAINTS™ brand unveiled its 2017 Color of the Year: Violet Verbena (PPG1169-5), a grayed-off, moody purple with a chameleon-like presence.

“Violet Verbena is at once as nostalgic as it is modern. It’s substantial in a world that can sometimes seem so temporary, luxurious in a harsh world that needs pampering, and introspective and private in an invasive world,” said Dee Schlotter, senior color marketing manager, PPG.



Visit the 2017 Color Trends newsroom.

PPG to acquire global coatings services provider MetoKote


PPG has reached a definitive agreement to acquire MetoKote Corporation and its affiliates. MetoKote is a U.S.-based coatings services business with 2015 global sales of approximately $200 million. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter 2016, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.

MetoKote, headquartered in Lima, Ohio, applies coatings to customers’ manufactured parts and assembled products. It operates on-site coatings services within several customer manufacturing locations, as well as at regional service centers, located throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

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With more than 150 gallons of OLYMPIC® MAXIMUM® stain and 33,000 WOOSTER® paint brushes, the Olympic Paints and Stains brand of PPG achieved the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the Largest paintbrush mosaic.

OLYMPIC® Paints and Stains brand of PPG achieves GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for Largest paintbrush mosaic

With more than 150 gallons of OLYMPIC MAXIMUM® stain and 33,000 WOOSTER® paint brushes, the Olympic Paints and Stains brand of PPG achieved the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the Largest paintbrush mosaic.

In addition to contributing to the mosaic, the Olympic Maximum stain tour offered consumers the chance to learn more about the Olympic Maximum product with unique WEATHER-READY® application, which allows for a wider window of time to stain wood, even in adverse weather conditions.  



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PPG manufacturing facility in Delaware, Ohio, recognized for recycling program


Our coatings and resins manufacturing facility in Delaware, Ohio has earned a 2016 Award for Excellence from the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council (OCTC) for a project that increased its recycled materials by 63 percent in 2015, diverting an additional 24 metric tons of materials from the landfill.

Under the theme of “Waste Watchers,” the Delaware plant expanded its recycling activities by:

  • Providing recycling-awareness training to all employees and contractors;
  • Placing highly visible and accessible recycling containers in all lunch, conference and break rooms;
  • Instituting a bulk recycling program; and
  • Including recycling as a criterion in capital-project reviews.

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PPG has released its 2015 Corporate Sustainability Report, which details the company’s progress toward achieving its 2020 sustainability goals.  The report is available at sustainability.ppg.com.
PPG Paints, Coatings and Specialty Materials

Protecting Beauty In A Harsh World


How do we shield our cars from scratches and our planes from the blistering sun? How can we keep our buildings cool and our energy costs down? How do you protect the things people love and rely on from bumps, wear and tear and mishaps? 

In this article from Forbes.com, David Bem, PPG’s new chief technology officer, shares his insights and experience in launching innovative products across a variety of technology platforms and industries.

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PPG – Our Story


Making the world a more protected and beautiful place is a big job. See how we create, invent and formulate the paints, coatings and materials that brighten the world for the next generation.

At PPG, scientists and engineers come together everyday to collaborate and discuss ways to protect and beautify the products and surroundings that we rely on daily. At R&D centers across the globe, these conversations and research efforts often lead to some pretty remarkable innovations that bring more dependable, durable products to the places we live, learn and work.

 

Colorful Communities Initiative


Through color, employee volunteers and a PPG commitment of $10 million, we’re transforming our neighborhoods around the world. See what a difference color can make.
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