PPG Industries: Bringing innovation to the surface



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PPG Aerospace supplying production and spare windows for Embraer KC-390
PPG Industries’ aerospace transparencies group is designing windshields for the KC-390 military transport aircraft that will be the largest glass windshields PPG has produced and the industry’s first to have a compound bent shape affording ballistics resistance and night-vision capabilities.

PPG grows OMNI LV lineup with new production clear
PPG Industries' automotive refinish business has added a new 2.1 VOC (volatile organic compound) production clearcoat, MC730, to the OMNI™ LV product line. Engineered for panel and spot repairs, MC730 is an economically-priced clearcoat designed for cost-conscious collision shops intent on boosting performance and efficiency.

PPG marks completion of Henan Billions chloride-based titanium dioxide plant in China
PPG Industries and Henan Billions Chemical Co., Ltd., today held a ceremony to mark the completion of Henan Billions’ titanium dioxide (TiO2) manufacturing and research facility in the Henan Province of China.

PPG debuts SHOP-LINE JC830 2.1 VOC Production Clear coating
PPG Industries' automotive refinish business has added to its SHOP-LINE® brand with JC830 Production Clear coating, a 2.1 VOC (volatile organic compound) clearcoat developed for value-minded collision centers for use on spot and panel repairs. Shop-Line JC830 coating features a 4-to-1 mix ratio, easy spraying and speedy cycle times that include a fast, low-bake option and the capability to air-dry and buff quickly.

PPG eco-friendly aerospace sealant inhibits corrosion
A chromate-free, lightweight sealant developed by PPG Industries’ aerospace business for corrosion-inhibitive military aircraft applications can benefit manufacturers of general aviation aircraft as well. Visitors at the National Business Aviation Association Convention and Exhibition can learn about PRC® PR-2870 Class B sealant at the PPG booth 5035 during the event Oct. 21-23 in Orlando, Florida, at the Orange County Convention Center.

PPG joins green building councils in five Latin American countries
PPG Industries’ flat glass business announced that it has joined green building councils in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru. All five councils are members of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), the largest international organization influencing the green building marketplace.

ECOBRITE organic inks for printing on glass available with adhesion promoter
PPG Industries’ performance glass coatings group announced that it now offers ECOBRITE® organic inks with an in situ adhesion promoter that eliminates the need for silane pretreatment and makes printing colorful glass bottles and containers easier.

PPG Packaging Coatings launches cutting-edge INNOVEL HPS coatings
PPG Industries' packaging coatings business has announced that INNOVEL® HPS coatings, the next generation of internal protective spray lacquers for the beverage can industry, has been approved for use on aluminum and steel beverage cans.

PPG commercial truck shop conference provides tools to improve business performance
PPG Industries' commercial coatings group held its semiannual Commercial Truck Shop Conference Sept. 21-23 in conjunction with the 2014 fall PPG MVP Business Solutions Conference at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Conference Center in Nashville, Tenn. The three-day conference was structured to help body shop owners and managers improve business performance by learning best practices, networking with peers and gaining valuable insights from industry insiders including parts suppliers and insurers.

PPG to acquire Pittsburgh-based architectural paint distributor Westmoreland Supply
PPG Industries today announced that its North American architectural coatings business has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Westmoreland Supply, an independent architectural paint distributor headquartered in Pittsburgh. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter, subject to customary closing conditions.

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