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PPG commercial coatings expands offering of ECK products

Now a full-line distributor of ECK corrosion-prevention coatings

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Feb. 26, 2014 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) today announced an agreement between the commercial coatings group of its automotive refinish business and Van Nay, LLC, to expand the line of ECK® corrosion-prevention products that PPG distributes. PPG now offers the full line of ECK products, adding quart and aerosol versions to the squeeze tubes it already offered.

“We are pleased to add the quart and aerosol products to our already successful ECK squeeze tubes,” said J. J. Wirth, PPG commercial brand manager, fleet segments, U.S. and Canada. “ECK is a very effective safeguard against corrosion. By providing a full line of ECK products to PPG customers, I believe we will enhance their success with additional options to prevent corrosion.”

ECK (Electrolysis Corrosion Kontrol) products, developed by Van Nay, use a patented compound that provides a cost-effective way to avoid expensive repairs caused by dissimilar metal corrosion. Aluminum products assembled with stainless-steel fasteners are naturally corrosive. Applying the zinc-rich ECK coating prevents the electrolytic reaction. By forming a long-lasting, moisture-resistant barrier between dissimilar metals, ECK coating outperforms traditional methods of corrosion prevention such as the use of silicone-based products and plastic insulating tape applications. ECK products can also be used to prevent bolts and fasteners from galling and seizing. ECK products are ideal for heavy-duty truck bodies, military vehicles, trailers, agricultural and construction equipment and a variety of other metallic applications.

“Our working relationship with PPG Commercial Coatings has been outstanding,” said Richard Nay Sr., Van Nay president. “We look forward to our combined resources bringing a value-added solution to corrosion prevention.”

PPG's commercial coatings group offers a full range of coating technologies for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets, including polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG's commercial coatings products are marketed under names including the DELFLEET® Evolution, DELFLEET ESSENTIAL®, Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT® brands. To learn more about ECK products and other PPG commercial coatings offerings, call 800-647-6050 or visit www.ppgcommercialcoatings.com.

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty materials 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 nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2013 were $15.1 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark and Amercoat, Delfleet and Delfleet Essential are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
ECK is a registered trademark of Van Nay, LLC.

Cynthia Schauer
PPG Automotive Refinish