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8/21/2017
PPG completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project at primary school in Kecskemét, Hungary
PPG recently completed a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project in Kecskemét, Hungary, that helped revitalize the learning environment of the Corvin Mátyás primary school. The Colorful Communities program provides PPG volunteers and products along with financial contributions to bring color and vitality to communities where the company operates around the world, such as in Kecskemét, where the PPG automotive service team operates with 33 employees.
 

8/17/2017
PPG expert to discuss commercialization of sol-gel-based transparent functional coatings
Songwei Lu, Ph.D., PPG senior research associate and group leader for display coatings, will present “Commercialization of Sol-Gel-Based Transparent Functional Coatings” at the 19th International Sol-Gel Conference in Liege, Belgium. Lu will speak at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 5, 2017.

8/17/2017
PPG opens automotive refinish training center in Argentina
PPG has opened a new 300-square-meter training center for automotive refinish professionals in Pillar, Argentina. The company expects to train more than 300 refinish technicians at the state-of-the-art facility annually, with 100 professionals receiving training through the end of 2017.

8/16/2017
PPG launches PPG TIMELESS premium paint at The Home Depot
PPG announces the launch of PPG TIMELESS® paint and primer in one. This premium paint for interior and exterior use incorporates PPG’s industry-leading coatings innovation and expertise so do-it-yourselfers (DIYers) can be certain that they will have beautiful results for years to come.

8/15/2017
PPG Foundation awards more than $290,000 through National Merit Scholarship Program
The PPG Foundation announced today that it is sponsoring more than $290,000 in undergraduate college scholarships for U.S. students through National Merit Scholarship Corp. in 2017, including 49 new four-year scholarships.

8/15/2017
PPG Foundation donates $40,000 to NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association to benefit Coatings and Polymeric Materials Department at North Dakota State University
The PPG Foundation has donated $40,000 to the NDSU Foundation and Alumni Association to benefit the Coatings and Polymeric Materials Department at North Dakota State University to help establish and provide scholarship funding for a professional Master of Science program in color technology. This new program will complement the university's long-standing coatings and polymeric materials program, which is one of few programs in the world that provides academic research and education focused on polymer organic coatings.

8/1/2017
PPG publishes new architectural powder coatings guide
PPG today announced its coil and building products business has published the Architectural Powder Coatings Color Guide, a six-page brochure featuring 60 commonly specified CORAFLON® powder coatings colors.

7/27/2017
PPG brochure celebrates 50 years of DURANAR coatings
PPG has published “The Gold Standard in Architectural Metal Coatings: Celebrating 50 Years of DURANAR® Coatings,” a 16-page brochure commemorating the 1967 introduction of one of the industry’s first high-performance polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) coatings for metal building components.

7/25/2017
PPG names Millikin global business director, aerospace sealants and packaging
PPG today announced that it has named Sam Millikin global platform business director for aerospace sealants and packaging and a member of PPG’s aerospace business leadership team. Millikin succeeds John Sands, who retired after a 32-year career.

7/24/2017
PPG Announces Executive Appointments
PPG today announced two executive appointments, effective immediately.

Roald Johannsen will become vice president, automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) coatings, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Jérôme Zamblera will become vice president, automotive refinish, EMEA, and director, environment, health and safety (EHS), EMEA. 
 

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