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PPG introduces ENVIROBASE High Performance EC800 Ultra Fast Clearcoat

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Dec. 20, 2011 – PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish busness has launched EC800 Ultra Fast Clearcoat, a high-production, 2.1-VOC (volatile organic compound) air-dry clear for use with the ENVIROBASE(R) High Performance system. The new clearcoat is intended to support high-volume collision repair centers focused on cutting refinish cycle times while still delivering premium quality finishes.

According to Jeff Griffin, PPG compliant segment manager, North America, EC800 offers an array of benefits that production-oriented repair facilities will find attractive. It affords exceptional cycle time performance while meeting all VOC regulations, he said, adding that the new clearcoat provides excellent gloss and appearance.

EC800 is suitable for single- and multipanel repairs and requires no flash time between coats, plus it dries dust-free in as little as 10 minutes. In addition, EC800 does not require bake time in the paint booth, thereby allowing shop owners to save on energy consumption and costs.

“We formulated EC800 to address the issues of speed and ease of application without sacrificing finish quality, appearance or durability,” Griffin said. “The intent is to help shop owners maximize throughput and productivity and reduce energy costs. With so many collision centers now using Envirobase High Performance waterborne basecoat, EC800 is an effective and efficient addition to their refinish process.”

For more about EC800 Ultra Fast Clearcoat or the Envirobase High Performance system, call 800-647-6050 or visit www.ppgrefinish.com.

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 60 countries around the world. Sales in 2010 were $13.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark and Envirobase is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
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Cindy Piazza
PPG Automotive Refinish