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PPG working with industry partners to develop innovative eco-friendly ship hull film system
PPG’s protective and marine coatings business has received European Union (EU) funding for a project that aims to produce an innovative fouling-protection system for commercial vessels.

PPG aerospace coatings recreate historic paint schemes for Coast Guard aircraft
Advanced aerospace military coatings by PPG recreate historic paint schemes for repainted aircraft commemorating U.S. Coast Guard aviation’s 100th anniversary. Thirteen helicopters comprising three types – HH-52A, MH-60 and MH-65 – and two HC-144 search-and-rescue fixed-wing airplanes have been repainted in a visual retrospective celebrating the centennial.

PPG debuts web content for SageGlass on ppgideascapes.com
PPG has posted new content to ppgideascapes.com highlighting products and technology available from its new alliance partner SageGlass®, a Minnesota-based manufacturer of the world’s smartest electrochromic glass.

PPG Foundation donates $95,000 for national science education initiatives
The PPG Foundation recently donated a combined $95,000 to support national science education initiatives of three organizations. The grants highlight PPG’s commitment to increasing educational opportunities for youth in the areas of math and technology.

PPG launches DRAGONHIDE ZRE finish system for high-corrosion applications
PPG has introduced the DRAGONHIDE™ ZRE finish system, a duplex coating system engineered with a “self-healing” zinc-rich primer between the base metal substrate and electrocoat finish that dramatically improves the corrosion resistance of high-end underbody parts and sub-frame finishes on automobiles.

PPG PAINTS brand launches ‘Soulitude’ Color Collection with Vicente Wolf
Beautiful whites, grayed-off neutrals and nuanced pastels make up the new “Soulitude” color collection from the PPG PAINTS™ brand and acclaimed interior designer Vicente Wolf.

Buy time, save lives and limit asset damage with waterborne STEELGUARD coatings by PPG
PPG’s protective and marine coatings business has introduced STEELGUARD™ 601 and STEELGUARD 651 waterborne thin-film intumescent coatings, which minimize environmental impact and deliver up to 120 minutes of cellulosic fire protection.

PPG debuts TRENDCAST Styling Directions 2016 color toolkit
PPG has introduced the TRENDCAST® Styling Directions 2016 toolkit, which helps design leaders in the automotive, aerospace, consumer products, interior design and architectural fields forecast the colors, textures and patterns that will define consumer tastes for the next two years.

Pagenaud of Team Penske races PPG-painted Chevy to victory
Driving his PPG-painted car, the No. 22 PPG Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet, Simon Pagenaud took the checkered flag in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on April 24 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham. It was Pagenaud’s second consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series win. The previous week Pagenaud, a native of France, raced to victory in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, also while carrying the PPG colors. He now has captured two victories and two second-place finishes for Team Penske in the first four races of the 2016 season.

PPG expands aerospace coatings development, color capabilities at UK facility
PPG has expanded development and technical-service capabilities for aerospace and military coatings at its Shildon, England, facility with a $2 million investment supporting installation of advanced-technology equipment for evaluating paint characteristics. Environmentally controlled spray booths and a suite of complementary rooms now enable the PPG site to streamline new-product launches and produce more-exact color matches.

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