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Innovation

Leadership in Innovation

PPG maintains a long-standing tradition of developing leading-edge technologies, achieving the highest quality standards and meeting customers’ requirements.  Through leadership in innovation, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company.

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Read a few recent examples of how PPG’s innovative technologies help ensure our company—and our customers—stand out in a competitive world:

Stirring Up Innovation: PPG makes a worldwide impact with industry-leading coatings and materials.

With more than $15 billion in sales and operations in 70 countries, PPG Industries has firmly established itself as a world leader in coatings and specialty materials. Leadership, innovation and sustainability fuel this unique status. But, it is PPG's passionate and smart people that make it all happen...read more.

Source: Made in PA Magazine (Fall 2014)

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Looking forward: Innovative coatings and materials must address energy

—Charles Bunch, Chairman and CEO of PPG Industries

The future of the coatings industry will require innovative solutions to address our customers’ greatest needs and challenges. While customers will continue to seek products that ensure safety and security, provide protection, and enhance functionality and aesthetics, the biggest challenges they face will be related to energy. Nowhere is that more apparent than in areas where increased amounts of energy are consumed—buildings, transportation, and industry itself.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.


Source: IHS Chemical Week (09/17/2014)

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PPG recognized by CIO magazine among CIO 100 Awards winners

PPG is among the 2014 CIO 100, the 27th annual award program of CIO Magazine recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology. PPG is recognized for Glass eVIEW, the industry’s first digital glass visualization platform that helps architects see virtual glass in 3-D.

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PPG ignites research, manufacturing of new TV technology

Organic light-emitting diodes, or OLEDs, manufactured by PPG Industries Inc. of Pittsburgh, could give televisions more vibrant colors and deeper blacks, make them thinner and lighter in weight, and most importantly, much more energy efficient.
 

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Working out the Bugs

Spend a few minutes in the PPG architectural coatings research and development laboratory in Albi, France, and eventually you’ll become aware of a curious, soft noise. Muffled crunching, maybe? No, you realize, it’s munching.
 

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ENVIROBASE® coatings expand an artist's palette

While the legendary Lennon-McCartney songwriting team relied on lyrics and melodies to paint strawberry fields and yellow submarines, artist Shannon MacDonald relies on PPG’s waterborne Envirobase High Performance system to create paintings of the Beatles.
 

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PPG researchers developing technologies to help increase fuel efficiency

When the Obama administration announced new fuel efficiency standards for U.S. cars and light trucks last August, researchers at PPG's Allison Park, Pa., Coatings Innovation Center (CIC) wanted to do their part to help automakers reach this target.

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U.S. Department of Energy honors PPG scientists for advances OLED lighting

PPG’s advances are the result of a two-year project initiated with the DOE in 2010 to promote the commercialization and mass production of OLED lighting. The PPG team led by Abhinav Bhandari, Ph.D., project engineer, has demonstrated a float glass-based integrated substrate with scalable light-extraction technologies and transparent conductive films for OLED lighting applications.

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PPG celebrates 50 years of Electrocoat

In 1963, PPG was the first company to introduce electrocoating technology at a Ford plant in Wixom, Michigan. Today, electrocoat technology has become the industry standard for corrosion protection. It has boosted the automotive industry because of its "green" credentials, high efficiency, uniform thickness and strong protection against corrosion.
 

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CERAMICLEAR® scratch-resistant automotive clearcoat is an industry-standard

What’s behind that fantastic shine on a Mercedes-Benz luxury automobile? No one is likely to say “a wood floor.” But that, in fact, was the genesis of PPG’s CeramiClear scratch-resistant automotive clearcoat, the industry-standard clearcoat that PPG pioneered with Mercedes.

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PPG wins 2013 Automotive News PACE Award for ANDARO® tint dispersions

Recognized as a "game changer" in the automotive industry, PPG"s Andaro tint dispersion technology enables automotive manufacturers to achieve a deep, pure and more chromatic color space than do traditional pigments, helping accentuate the feature lines and design characteristics of the vehicle.
 

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INNOFIBER® fiber glass pushes the boundaries of performance

Giant wind turbine blades, circuit boards and industrial pipelines might seem to have little in common, but a new family of PPG glass composition fibers can benefit all of them – and much more.
 

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Inside the Spotlight: PPG Scientist motivated by ‘real-world’ applications

When fiber glass scientist Hong Li peers through a microscope as part of his latest research project, he sees more than tiny fibers. He sees the potential to improve the world.

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