25th anniversary of STARPHIRE glass traces history, heritage to Fallingwater
PPG debuts online service for ordering data sheets, color-matched metal panels
PPG to acquire remaining interest in Chemfil Canada joint venture
PPG debuts new VIBRANCE COLLECTION VC5700 DITZLER custom clear
PPG announces expanded direct draw roving portfolio at CAMX 2015
PPG coatings specified for Turkish Aerospace Industries HURKUS trainer aircraft
PPG adds custom midcoat to VIBRANCE COLLECTION brand
PPG foundation donates $120,000 to Penn State for undergraduate research
PPG Aerospace donates coatings to restore F-4 for New England Air Museum
PPG continues support of U.S. Space and Rocket Center with $15,000 donation
PPG foundation donates $103,000 to University of Pittsburgh
PPG introduces DELTRON DPS3105 primer surfacer
PPG wins two national Awards of Excellence at 2015 BMA B2 Awards
PPG introduces DURAFORM BP polyester coatings for building products
PPG Dream Car award winners are trucks this year
PPG debuts new, expanded case-study page on PPGIdeaScapes.com
PPG takes Styling Directions Surface Trend presentation to top art, design schools
PPG Aerospace qualifies basecoat-clearcoat exterior topcoat systems at Airbus
PPG opens PPG PAINTS stores in Pittsburgh
Somerset Hardwood Flooring joins PPG CERTIFIED APPLICATOR PROGRAM group
PPG introduces qualified redesigned sliding cockpit windows for A320 Family
PPG to showcase SOLARBAN 90, OPTIGRAY glasses at GlassBuild America
PPG foundation supports Woodstock High School WiSE club outreach efforts
Michael H. McGarry elected PPG president and CEO
Bunch named executive chairman
PPG recently announced Michael H. McGarry will become President and CEO, effective Sept.1, 2015. McGarry will join the company’s Board of Directors immediately.
McGarry, 57, who has served as PPG’s President and Chief Operating Officer since March, will succeed Chairman and CEO Charles E. Bunch in the role of CEO. Bunch, who has led PPG for the last decade, will continue as Executive Chairman.
PPG-Comex relaunches PMC AMERCOAT® line
PPG-Comex and its protective and marine coatings (PMC) business have expanded and relaunched the AMERCOAT® line in the Mexican market. Ten high-performance Amercoat products are now available for marine, military, government and industrial customers in Mexico and Latin America. The products are ideally suited for new construction, commercial, manufacturing, transportation, communications, energy, mining, and other industry segments.
The Amercoat products are available at 3,900 retail stores throughout Mexico and Central America. They include ABC®-3, ABC-4, DIMETCOTE® 9, Amercoat 68HS, Amercoat 240, Amercoat 385, Amercoat 90HS, AMERSHIELD™, PSX®-700 and AMERLOCK® 2/400 coatings. To support the line, PPG-Comex will soon offer training in Amercoat coatings application at its Centro de Formación Integral (Integral Training Centre).
PPG sponsors Dr. Discovero show in Milwaukee
This summer, science became a bit more mystical for children and families who visited Dr. Discovero Presents: The Magic of Science, an interactive, live theater show sponsored by PPG Industries Foundation at the Discovery World Science & Technology Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The Dr. Discovero show brought to life the illusions of chemistry, color, sound and light through the use of simple scientific concepts. The theater is located near PPG’s industrial coatings plant in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
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Navy enlists PPG PMC products for USS Bataan makeover
The 840-foot-long, 40,350-ton USS Bataan, an amphibious assault ship, has a rich history of combat and humanitarian service. When it sets sail again in early 2016, it will once more turn heads thanks to a new paint job featuring PPG Protective and Marine Coatings (PMC) products. Painting contractors are using several PPG PMC products including a multipurpose epoxy on the hull and above-water surfaces, a finish coating, anti-fouling coating, primer, non-skid deck paint, and reflective paint as a topcoat to mark walkways. The PMC products were selected based on their superior performance, PPG’s strong technical support, and PPG’s ability to meet the Navy’s precise requirements for product availability and delivery.
Honda approves PPG for flagship NSX
Even before Honda’s all new flagship sports car, the NSX, reaches its first customers in early 2016, PPG has already received global repair approval from Honda Japan for the stunning supercar. Customers will be offered multiple three-stage color options, including PPG’s cutting-edge ANDARO® tint dispersion technology that provides the ability to achieve deep, pure and more chromatic colors than is possible with traditional pigments.
PPG coatings technology will be applied at Honda’s new Performance Manufacturing Centre in Marysville, Ohio, where the second generation supercar will be produced. A team of PPG staff from Japan and the U.S. has been supporting Honda during the development phase and the step into production that will see the revolutionary vehicle make its transition from concept to the road.
PPG Colorful Communities brightens hospital in Alessandria, Italy
Beginning in 2015, PPG Industries is investing an additional $10 million over 10 years to enhance, protect and beautify the neighborhoods we call home. Colorful Communities projects represent an opportunity to transform a community space or building to make it brighter and more colorful by leveraging a financial investment, PPG products and the energy and enthusiasm of our employee volunteers.
Alessandria, Italy is one of our Colorful Communities! PPG is partnering with Fondazione Uspidalet, a local community organization, to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the city’s Children’s Hospital with a special renovation. The gray iron gate that surrounds the hospital was re-painted in vivid colors by PPG employee volunteers, providing a more welcoming and positive environment for visitors. Volunteers also brightened the area surrounding the hospital by cleaning and planting the garden area where patients often rest and play.