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PPG launches AQUABASE Plus HS Express Clearcoat P190-6800

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Dec. 22, 2011 – PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business has announced the availability of HS Express Clearcoat P190-6800, a premium, 2.1 VOC (volatile organic compound) air-dry compliant clearcoat formulated for maximum process throughput.

P190-6800, part of the NEXA AUTOCOLOR(TM) line of products, is designed for use with the AQUABASE(R)Plus system. It is intended to deliver optimal productivity without compromising durability or final appearance.

P190-6800 bypasses the baking cycle and is ready for polish in as little as 30 minutes. While most clearcoats need flash time between coats, spray booth heat time, and cool-down before polishing, P190-6800 is specially formulated to eliminate these requirements and reduce total process time. Even with its quicker, simpler process, this new clearcoat delivers outstanding gloss and excellent final appearance, making it an ideal choice for production-focused collision centers.

“Not only does this new clearcoat fit well into the Aquabase Plus system, it also displays exceptionally fast process speed, which means significant time savings over conventional clearcoats,” said Jeff Griffin, PPG compliant segment manager, North America. “And with no bake cycle required, P190-6800 saves energy costs because there is no need to heat the spray booth. This is definitely a critical productivity advance for the collision industry.”

P190-6800 is suitable for both spot repairs and panels in a variety of operating environments.

For more about P190-6800, Nexa Autocolor products and Aquabase Plus waterborne basecoats, 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 and Nexa Autocolor are trademarks and Aquabase is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
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Cindy Piazza
PPG Automotive Refinish