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PPG to showcase technologies at China Composites Show 2014
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Miami landmark built in 1965 features first installation of SOLARBAN glass
PPG supplies DURANAR and DURACRON metal coatings for Port of Miami Tunnel
PPG donates $10,000 and products to U.S. Space and Rocket Center
PPG transformation ‘not a revolution’
The shift from glass and chemicals to coatings was 'an evolutionary process' to focus on 'our best businesses,' said chairman Charles Bunch.
As U.S. automakers began shifting production to outposts such as China and South America, leaders in PPG Industries’ executive suite knew they had to follow their top automotive customers — Ford, General Motors and Chrysler — on the road to globalization.
But as PPG weighed its options, said Charles Bunch, the company’s chairman and chief executive who was leading strategic planning in the late 1990s, the executive team also had tough decisions to make about which of its businesses would deliver the best long-term payoff.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (08/31/2014)
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PPG Industries' research and development center makes sure company investments pay off through innovation
At PPG's coatings innovation center in Allison Park, PA, chemists are developing a range of technologies, including anti-corrosive paints for automobiles, environmentally sustainable coatings for cars, energy-saving processes for applying automobile coatings, and transparent plastics used in airline cabin windows to reduce aircraft weight and improve fuel efficiency.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (08/26/2014)
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PPG research helps vehicle, plane makers cut pounds from products
Every pound counts these days for car and airplane makers, and researchers at PPG Industries Inc. are working to help them achieve weight-savings goals.
Aircraft windshields made of PPG's transparent plastic are 66 pounds lighter per square foot than glass, said Ed Rakiewicz, a 17-year PPG researcher and associate director of aerospace research. PPG's lightweight sealants can reduce an airplane's weight by 1,400 pounds, and using the company's electrocoated parts instead of paint can reduce a wide-body aircraft's weight by 650 pounds, he said.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune Review (08/26/2014)
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PPG awards more than $340,000 through National Merit Scholarship Program
PPG Industries Foundation is sponsoring more than $340,000 worth of undergraduate college scholarships for U.S. students in communities where PPG operates facilities. The scholarships, awarded through the National Merit Scholarship Corp., include grants to children of PPG employees and other students who qualify through National Merit Scholarship testing.
"Through the National Merit Scholarship Programs, the PPG Industries Foundation has been helping academic dreams come true for five decades," said Sue Sloan, executive director of the foundation. "It's quite an honor to know we're making a difference for so many young minds and future leaders."
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PPG Cleveland plant seeing solid growth
Products that help automakers save time, energy and money are driving growth at PPG Industries Inc.'s Cleveland plant. Read more in Crain's Cleveland Business (06/17/2014.)
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