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.
PPG Aerospace donates coatings to restore F-4 for New England Air Museum
An F-4 Phantom fighter jet on display at the New England Air Museum was restored with coatings and technical talent donated by PPG Industries’ aerospace business to honor the jet’s U.S. Air Force service during the Vietnam War.
PPG continues support of U.S. Space and Rocket Center with $15,000 donation
The PPG Industries Foundation has donated $15,000 to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC) Foundation in Huntsville, Alabama, for sponsorship of a team and a special week in the AVIATION CHALLENGE® Camp at the center. PPG Industries’ aerospace business operates a facility in Huntsville and has donated coatings used in several USSRC aircraft-restoration projects.
PPG foundation donates $103,000 to University of Pittsburgh
The PPG Industries Foundation has donated $103,000 to the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) for programs in its engineering school and chemistry department. The funding supports PPG Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows in the Swanson School of Engineering, two PPG Industries Foundation Graduate Fellows in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the annual undergraduate chemistry laboratory poster session.
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PPG introduces DELTRON DPS3105 primer surfacer
PPG Industries' automotive refinish business has announced that DELTRON® DPS3105 V-PRIME™ Quick Prime Urethane Surfacer, a gray speed primer designed for spot and panel repairs, is now available. The new primer surfacer offers outstanding film build, fast dry-to-sand times and excellent resistance to film shrinkage.