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PPG declares force majeure for certain commodity chemicals
PPG Industries today announced that it has declared force majeure for vinyl chloride monomer manufactured at the company’s Lake Charles, La., chemicals complex and for all grades of liquid caustic soda on a systemwide basis.

PPG commences split-off exchange offer for commodity chemicals business
PPG Industries today announced that it has commenced its exchange offer related to the split-off transaction of its commodity chemicals business.

PPG wins China CSR award for third consecutive year
PPG Industries received the CSR Award - Special Prize for the third consecutive year and was named one of the top 100 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) companies in China at the 2012 China Social Responsibility Annual Forum in Beijing.

PPG wins marketing leadership award from BD+C magazine
PPG Industries announced it has won a Building Design + Construction (BD+C) magazine Marketing Leadership Award for a print advertisement promoting the environmental sustainability of PPG glass and coatings.

PPG completes acquisition of Spraylat
PPG Industries today announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of certain assets of Spraylat Corp., a privately-owned industrial coatings company based in Pelham, N.Y. Financial terms were not disclosed.

PPG to acquire AkzoNobel North American architectural coatings business
PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the North American architectural coatings business of AkzoNobel, N.V., Amsterdam, in a deal valued at $1.05 billion.

PPG brochure introduces SUNCLEAN glass for commercial building applications
PPG Industries has published a new brochure announcing the availability of SUNCLEAN(R) self-cleaning glass for commercial building applications, such as traditional windows and curtain walls as well as glazings that are sloped or difficult to reach in canopies, skylights, covered walkways and shading devices.

PPG announces additions to DITZLER BIG FLAKE line
PPG Industries' automotive refinish business has supplemented the DITZLER(R) BIG FLAKE(TM) product line with seven brilliant new flakes.

PPG Lake Charles chlor-alkali complex experiences unplanned outage
PPG Industries announced that its chlor-alkali complex in Lake Charles, La., experienced a production outage stemming from a major generator transformer failure, which resulted in an electrical disruption and subsequent shutdown of the entire plant.

PPG names Stutelberg as vice president, automotive OEM coatings, Americas
PPG Industries today announced that James Stutelberg has joined the company as vice president, automotive OEM coatings, Americas, effective Dec. 1, reporting to Cynthia A. Niekamp, PPG senior vice president, automotive OEM coatings.

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