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PPG commercial coatings group to exhibit at ICUEE
The commercial coatings group of PPG Industries' automotive refinish business will display its range of coating brands at the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE), Sept. 29–Oct. 1 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. The show, known as the Demo Expo, is regarded as the prime event for construction and utility industry professionals to learn about the latest  advances, technologies, innovations and trends affecting their industry.

PPG completes acquisition of IVC Industrial Coatings
PPG Industries today announced that it has completed its acquisition of IVC Industrial Coatings, Inc., a U.S.-based specialty powder and liquid coatings manufacturer with 2014 sales of more than $100 million. Financial terms were not disclosed.

25th anniversary of STARPHIRE glass traces history, heritage to Fallingwater
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater is known for many architectural firsts. One of the least celebrated may be the architect’s use of WHITEWATER glass, which incorporated a proprietary low-iron formulation developed by PPG Industries in the 1930s to make glass clearer and more transparent.

PPG debuts online service for ordering data sheets, color-matched metal panels
PPG Industries’ coil and building product coatings group has launched two online self-service tools that enable customers to order and track requests for product data sheets (PDSs) and color-matched metal panels through PPG’s color-match system (CMS).

PPG debuts new VIBRANCE COLLECTION VC5700 DITZLER custom clear
PPG Industries' automotive refinish business has expanded the line of VIBRANCE COLLECTION® custom paint finishes with the addition of VC5700 DITZLER® Custom Clear. Designed to work with all Vibrance Collection custom colors, the new clear delivers show-quality gloss for restoration, refinish and custom work.

PPG to acquire remaining interest in Chemfil Canada joint venture
PPG Industries announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the remaining interest in Chemfil Canada Limited, a joint venture of PPG and Madinal Enterprises. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.

PPG announces expanded direct draw roving portfolio at CAMX 2015
PPG Industries’ fiber glass business has expanded the direct draw roving portfolio with APE-free products that offer a combination of hydrolysis-resistance and strength-retention properties. These new products will be featured at CAMX: The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo at the Dallas Convention Center in Texas, Oct. 26-29, and they will be showcased throughout 2016 at trade shows, expositions and other industry events.

PPG coatings specified for Turkish Aerospace Industries HURKUS trainer aircraft
PPG Industries aerospace coatings have been specified by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) for the initial production of its HURKUS new-generation basic trainer for the Turkish Armed Forces, with the potential for additional aircraft if production is extended.

PPG adds custom midcoat to VIBRANCE COLLECTION brand
PPG Industries' automotive refinish business has introduced VWM500 Custom Midcoat, a solvent-borne, VOC-compliant VIBRANCE COLLECTION® product formulated exclusively for application with waterborne basecoats. VWM500 allows painters to use Vibrance Collection special-effect pigments and dyes to seamlessly create multiple color layers—including custom candies, micas or pearl midcoat layers—over waterborne basecoats.

PPG foundation donates $120,000 to Penn State for undergraduate research
The PPG Industries Foundation has donated $120,000 to the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) for its Materials Research Institute (MRI) Student Assistantship Program and additional programming. This marks the third year the PPG foundation has supported Penn State undergraduate students participating in the 10-week summer program, this year funding eight fellowships, as well as one graduate student for a full year’s research along with additional student opportunities.

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