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PPG congratulates Gatorland Toyota
Representatives of PPG Industries' automotive refinish business attended a recent special recognition dinner celebrating Gatorland Toyota of Gainesville, Fla., as one of three recipients of the 2013 Toyota Certified Collision Center of the Year award.

PPG Aerospace qualifies eco-friendly wash primer coatings system to AMS 3095
PPG Industries’ aerospace business has qualified a new chromate-free wash primer coatings system to SAE International’s Aerospace Material Specification 3095 for airline exterior paint.

PPG hosts DURANAR coatings seminar in Hong Kong
PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business recently held a successful seminar on DURANAR® coatings at the Hong Kong International Commerce Centre (ICC), highlighting its fluoropolymer coatings and introducing a new product under the Duranar brand. More than 100 building owners, designers, architectural consultants and members of the Curtain Wall Association attended the seminar.

SOLARBAN 72 STARPHIRE glass named a 2013 product of the year by USGlass
SOLARBAN® 72 STARPHIRE® glass by PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) has been selected by readers of USGlass magazine as a 2013 Product of the Year. Designed for exceptional clarity and solar control, insulating glass units (IGUs) made with Solarban 72 Starphire glass feature one lite of uncoated Starphire glass and another with a triple-silver coating engineered specifically for application on a Starphire glass substrate.

Kahle of PPG delivers keynote at American Coatings Show
Chuck Kahle, PPG Industries’ chief technology officer and vice president, research and development, coatings, delivered the keynote address today at the American Coatings Show in Atlanta, hosted by the American Coatings Association. His presentation, “Energy as a Driver for Coatings Innovation,” focused on the dramatic changes in the coatings marketplace due to fluctuations in energy cost and availability.

PPG to launch POWERCRON EPIC coating, present four speakers at ECOAT14
PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business will introduce POWERCRON EPIC™ electrocoats and four PPG scientists will present technical papers and participate in panel discussions and workshops at ECOAT14, the biennial conference of The Electrocoat Association, April 22-24, at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla.

DOE awards $224,000 to PPG to develop new class of pigments
PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has received a $224,000 award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to help develop dark-colored pigments for cool metal roof and fa├žade coatings that incorporate near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence and reflectance to improve energy performance.

Choosing Colour Is Top Paint Challenge, Survey Finds
When it comes to painting, applying paint to a wall is an easier task than choosing a colour. That’s the finding of a country-wide survey of Canadian paint habits conducted by leading brand CIL® paint.

PAINTMANAGER software by PPG extends network capability with Internet updates
PAINTMANAGER® software from PPG Industries' automotive refinish business is a network-capable color management system designed to help managers and technicians manage the quality, productivity and profitability of their refinish paint mixing operations. Now more effective than ever, PaintManager software uses Internet connectivity to combine the accuracy and efficiency of computerized color formula retrieval with comprehensive reporting and tracking features.

PPG announces successful completion of sale of ownership interest in Transitions Optical to Essilor International
PPG Industries, Inc. today announced the successful completion of the previously announced sale to Essilor International of its 51 percent ownership interest in its Transitions Optical joint venture and PPG’s wholly-owned sunlens business. Essilor International had held a 49 percent interest in the Transitions Optical joint venture.

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