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PPG expands HOBA coatings line for aerosols and tubes with new generation innovative coatings
PPG Industries’ packaging coatings business has announced that it will feature a new generation of innovative coatings for the protection of monobloc aerosol cans and aluminum and plastic tubes during the Aerosol and Dispensing Forum in Paris, Feb. 4-5.

PPG helps usher in new era in collision repair education
PPG Industries' automotive refinish business has been heavily involved in a groundbreaking associate degree program in collision repair and refinishing technology at Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) in Fayetteville, N.C. On Feb. 4, PPG and other collision industry leaders will celebrate the dedication of a new, state-of-the-art 25,000-square-foot collision center that houses the program on the FTCC campus.

PPG develops flexible nozzles for aerospace sealant application
PPG Industries has developed flexible nozzles that are easily shaped by hand at room temperature for use with cartridges to apply aerospace sealants. SEMBEND™ nozzles are available in SEMCO™ packaging and application systems by PPG.

PPG introduces PERFORMALOC advanced productivity coatings
PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced PERFORMALOC™ advanced productivity coatings, a new category of cross-linked coatings featuring a proprietary combination of low-volatile organic compound (VOC) resins that cure fast and hard, thus eliminating the need for baking or force-drying of metal parts.

PPG Protective and Marine Coatings Greece holds second customer event
PPG Industries in Greece recently followed up its first customer training seminar with a second event at its facility in Acharnai, Athens. The follow-up event enabled customers from local shipping companies to learn firsthand about a number of new technologies and products and to gain insight into essential aspects of the marine coatings business.

PPG foundation supports Irvington Grade School participation in Education Days
Jeffrey Picard, batch maker at PPG Industries’ industrial coatings manufacturing facility in Mount Vernon, Illinois, helped obtain a PPG Industries Foundation grant for $1,000 for Irvington Grade School. School Superintendent David Schulte accompanied 65 students who participated in Education Days activities at Rent One Park, home of the Southern Illinois Miners baseball team.

PPG wins two Readers Choice Awards from USGlass Magazine
PPG Industries has won two Readers Choice Awards from USGlass magazine for DURANAR® coatings and STARPHIRE® ultra-clear glass.

PPG Senior Vice President Navikas to retire
PPG Industries today announced that David B. Navikas, senior vice president, strategic planning and corporate development, will retire effective March 1.

PPG directors announce quarterly dividend of 67 cents per share
The board of directors of PPG Industries today declared a regular quarterly dividend of 67 cents per share, payable March 12 to shareholders of record Feb. 20.

PPG reports record fourth quarter and full-year net sales and adjusted earnings
PPG Industries today reported fourth quarter 2014 net sales from continuing operations of $3.71 billion, up $207 million, or 6 percent, versus the prior-year figure of $3.5 billion. Net sales in local currencies grew 10 percent year-over-year, with acquisition-related sales contributing about 6 percent and volume growth adding 4 percent. Unfavorable currency translation impacted net sales by 4 percent, or about $130 million.

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