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PPG eco-friendly wash primer coatings system chosen by LOT Polish Airlines
LOT Polish Airlines (Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT) has chosen a new chrome-free aerospace primer coatings system by PPG for corrosion resistance because it is eco-friendly and a preferred PPG topcoat for superior gloss and shine to repaint three Embraer E175 jets and a 737-400 airplane.

PPG Foundation supports New Hope Grade School engineering programs
Amanda Carter, of the PPG industrial coatings plant in Mount Vernon, Illinois, sponsored a $1,000 grant to fund engineering projects for 19 students at New Hope Grade School. The projects focus on bridge building and show why different designs of bridges are used and how bridges vary in load strength and stability.

PPG salutes Paralyzed Veterans of America at SEMA Show
Amid the action of the recent SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the PPG booth, with its “Salute to Color” theme, was vibrant with custom-car-world celebrities, award-winning cars and some very special guests: members of Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Create a serene escape with the GLIDDEN and PPG PAINTS brands
Color gives homeowners a nonverbal way to express feelings, emotions and personal style. It can transform a living space and even influence the moods of inhabitants. As leaders in home color, the GLIDDEN® and PPG PAINTS™ brands know this well. In order to make it easier to select a color, the brands have created guidelines that help consumers to create modern, calming spaces in their own homes using trending colors.

HOMAX brand by PPG introduces new and improved TOUGH AS TILE product
The HOMAX® brand by PPG today unveiled a new and improved formula for the TOUGH AS TILE™ refinishing product, which helps restore the surface of old, stained or discolored porcelain, glazed ceramic tile or fiberglass surfaces. Formulated to meet the needs of professional and do-it-yourself (DIY) customers, the new product enables users to significantly improve the cosmetic appearance of tubs, sinks or tile over a weekend and at a great price.

PPG wins big at 2016 SEMA Show
PPG was a big winner at the 2016 SEMA Show, Nov. 1–4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. PPG-painted cars and trucks took color to new heights and claimed an array of awards and recognition. The wins reinforced PPG’s position as the custom car world’s winning choice in automotive refinish products.

PPG completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project at Academy Prep Center
As part of its global community engagement efforts, PPG announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project that helped to brighten and revitalize classrooms at Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg, Florida. In addition, the PPG Foundation donated $20,000 on behalf of PPG’s architectural coatings business to support the school’s science, technology, engineering and math programs.

McGarry of PPG to present at 2016 Citi Basic Materials Conference
PPG today announced that Chairman and CEO Michael H. McGarry will present at the 2016 Citi Basic Materials Conference in New York on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 9:30 a.m. ET.

PPG completes sale of its ownership interest in PFG Fiber Glass joint ventures
PPG today announced that it has completed the sale of its 50 percent ownership interest in its two PFG Fiber Glass joint ventures (PFG) to Nan Ya Plastics Corp., which owned the other 50 percent interest. Nan Ya is affiliated with Taiwan-based Formosa Plastics Group. PPG received gross proceeds of approximately $170 million from the transaction.

Cam Miller wins SEMA Battle of the Builders
Cam Miller, working out of his shop HS Customs in Logan, Utah, took the big prize at the recent SEMA Show in Las Vegas, claiming the prestigious 2016 Battle of the Builders award with a PPG-painted brilliant white 1969 Camaro. The award is a major part of the annual SEMA event and was announced Nov. 4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Camaro, owned by Alex Short of Bluffdale, Utah, and dubbed “Under Pressure,” was painted exclusively with PPG automotive refinish products.

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