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PPG launches DURANAR ADS coatings for architectural metals
PPG Industries’ coil and building products coatings group has launched DURANAR® ADS (air-dried system) fluoropolymer coating, a newly-formulated product that surpasses the performance of the original Duranar ADS coating.

PPG opens regional headquarters for architectural coatings business
PPG Industries today marked the opening of a regional headquarters for its architectural coatings business in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. The facility is located in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, approximately 20 miles north of PPG’s global headquarters in Pittsburgh.

PPG celebrates new passive fire protection coatings center in Kunshan
PPG Industries today celebrated the inauguration of a passive fire protection (PFP) coatings research and development center at its Kunshan site. PPG executives Tim Knavish, global vice president, protective and marine coatings; Mike Horton, president, PPG Asia Pacific; and Colin Tan, director, protective coatings, Asia Pacific, attended the ceremony along with many other guests.

PPG Aerospace transparencies group named Gulfstream Supplier of the Year
PPG Industries’ aerospace transparencies group has been named a 2013 Supplier of the Year by Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. PPG facilities in Huntsville, Alabama, and Sylmar, California, and its Ampaspace subsidiary in Casaletto Vaprio, Italy, near Milan, were recognized.

Signature towers constructed with SOLARBAN glass by PPG helped shape Denver skyline
As the cultural and financial center of the Rockies, Denver features a skyline with signature buildings designed by some of the country’s most renowned architectural firms. During the 1980s, these firms designed six prominent towers in downtown Denver, each incorporating SOLARBAN® glass by PPG Industries.

PPG publishes coil coating color guide for building products
PPG Industries’ coil and building products group has published the Building Products Coil Coatings Color Guide, an eight-page brochure featuring 100 coatings color samples categorized according to eight product lines and five resin chemistries.

New PPG Glass Education Center video focuses on reflective glass
PPG Industries has posted a new video about the benefits of designing with reflective glass in the PPG Glass Education Center, a comprehensive website that helps architects, specifiers, students and construction industry professionals learn more about designing, specifying and building with glass.

PPG introduces POWERCRON ADVANTEDGE electrocoats to EMEA markets
PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced POWERCRON ADVANTEDGE™ electrocoats (e-coats), a line of next-generation, high-edge cationic-epoxy products for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) markets.

PPG offers SIGMASHIELD 1200 coating for shipping in harsh environments
PPG Industries' protective and marine coatings business is fulfilling growing demand for "ice class" marine coatings for hull protection with SIGMASHIELD® 1200 coating. Developed from research conducted in PPG’s own facilities, SIGMASHIELD 1200 coating delivers exceptional abrasion and impact resistance in ice, combined with very low friction properties.

PPG introduces P190-6930 Performance Clearcoat
PPG Industries' automotive refinish business has launched P190-6930 Performance Clearcoat. The new 2.1 clearcoat is intended specifically for use with PPG’s waterborne AQUABASE® Plus basecoat. It is designed for high-production collision centers and provides excellent throughput and impressive gloss retention.

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