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12/19/2013
PPG automotive refinish unveils redesigned website
PPG's automotive refinish business has launched a new website. The completely redesigned site, www.ppgrefinish.com, went live Dec. 5 and contains new content, organizational and product information enhancements to help paint and collision center professionals find the products, tools and ideas that are vital to their success.

12/19/2013
PPG introduces ELECTROCOLOR 3500 coating for consumer electronics
PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced ELECTROCOLOR® 3500 coating, an electrodeposition coating (e-coat) designed as a lightly-tinted clearcoat for application on metal surfaces of tablets, notebooks, smart phones and other consumer electronic devices.

12/16/2013
PPG glass helps win 2013 Green Design Award from USGlass magazine
PPG Industries announced that its glass products helped the Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh win a 2013 Green Design Award from USGlass magazine. PPG supplied SOLARBAN® 60, SUNGATE® 500 and STARPHIRE® glasses for the project.

12/16/2013
PPG plans for future standards with copper-free antifouling coatings
PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) protective and marine coatings business is taking the lead in future-proof marine coatings with a range of copper-free antifoulings.

12/12/2013
PPG Aerospace expands operations in Japan
PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) has expanded its aerospace business operations in Japan with the relocation of its application support center to a site in Miyoshi that supports increased production capacity, adds warehouse space and affords new service capabilities.

12/12/2013
PPG donates $5,000 to Action Greensboro for continued support of program
The PPG Industries Foundation announced a $5,000 donation to Action Greensboro for continued support of the STEM Early College program on the North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University (NC A&T) campus.

12/11/2013
PPG Greece holds first protective and marine coatings customer training
PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) new operation in Greece has conducted its first-ever customer training initiative, with 55 customers from 25 Greek shipping companies attending the one-day event last month.

12/9/2013
PPG appoints Astroth fiber glass general manager, Asia Pacific
PPG Industries’ fiber glass business announced today that August A. “Gus” Astroth has been appointed general manager and Asia Pacific leader for the business effective January 1, 2014. Astroth will replace Terry Fry, who is retiring after 41 years of PPG service.

12/9/2013
PPG donates $5,000 to Frontiers of Flight Museum
The PPG Industries Foundation announced a $5,000 donation to the Frontiers of Flight Museum located in Dallas to support aviation and space-flight education programs for Pre-K through 10th-grade students. The grant was made on behalf of PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) Dallas-area aerospace application support center in Grand Prairie, Texas.

12/4/2013
Bullitt Center, world’s ‘greenest’ office building, constructed with PPG glass
PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) announced that the Bullitt Center, a six-story Seattle office building widely regarded as the “greenest” structure of its kind in the world, was constructed with SOLARBAN® 60 solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glass and STARPHIRE® ultra-clear glass.

The Bullitt Center was designed by the Miller Hull Partnership, Seattle, to be completely self-sustaining, with integrated building management systems that enable 100 percent of its energy and water harvesting, water treatment and waste processing to be conducted on-site.

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