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PPG publishes brochure for ECOBRITE organic inks for bottles, ceramics

Heavy-metal-free, low-cure inks are colorful, regulation compliant, energy efficient

PITTSBURGH, April 30, 2014 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) industrial coatings business has published a brochure featuring the environmentally-friendly line of ECOBRITE® organic inks for bottles, containers, tumblers and ceramic mugs.

PPG makes EcoBrite inks in a brilliant spectrum of colors – including fluorescent, metallic, phosphorescent and thermochromic – based on a patented epoxy-based formula with no heavy metals. As a result, EcoBrite inks comply with environmental regulations such as Proposition 65 in California and the Coalition of Northeastern Governors Legislation (CONEG) “Toxics in Packaging,” which is being adopted throughout the U.S.

The four-page brochure highlights several other advantages EcoBrite inks offers over conventional ceramic inks, including lower cure temperatures, longer shelf life and superior hiding and coverage. These features enable decorators to save up to 75 percent on curing-related energy costs, and to decorate at least twice as many units using the same amount of ink by weight. The organic formulation of EcoBrite inks also is ideal for post-consumer recycling because they can be disposed of safely when recycled glass is melted.

Readers will find a chart with information about the physical properties and performance characteristics of EcoBrite inks, which come in thermoplastic and liquid paste formulations. Both can be printed at high speeds over large and small areas, and both offer excellent detail, adhesion and durability, including the ability to maintain color and gloss after 30 cycles or more of hot caustic washing.

To download the brochure visit www.ppgindustrialcoatings.com, or call 1-888-774-2001 to order a hard copy.

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. Net 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 EcoBrite is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Sharon Bird
PPG Industrial Coatings