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PPG to highlight graffiti-resistant coatings at AIA National Conference and Expo

DURANAR VARI-COOL and DURANAR powder coatings also will be on display

PITTSBURGH, May 15, 2014 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE: PPG) coil and building products coatings group will highlight CORAFLON® GR (graffiti-resistant) and DURANAR® GR coatings at the 2014 American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention and Expo in Chicago, June 26-28.

Coraflon GR high-gloss and Duranar GR medium- and low-gloss coatings are made with a proprietary formula that provides a clear, graffiti-resistant barrier over the pigmented color layer of the coating, enabling surfaces to be wiped clean from graffiti, paint overspray, pen and marker ink, lipstick, scuff marks, tape residue, tar bugs and many other substances after application of DURAPREP® Prep 400 graffiti remover by PPG. The graffiti system developed by PPG is believed to be the only one sold and tested by the same company.

PPG will display its complete line of Duranar powder coatings. Composed with the same 70-percent polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) formulation as Duranar liquid coatings, Duranar powder coatings are available in a wide range of colors, emit virtually no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and create very hard abrasion- and scratch-resistant finishes for high-traffic areas.

Visitors to the PPG booth will find information about Duranar VARI-COOL® coatings – formulated with PPG’s proprietary ULTRA-COOL® infrared-reflective coating technology – which cut energy use in buildings by deflecting solar heat. Duranar VARI-Cool coatings also incorporate special pigments that appear to change color depending on ambient lighting conditions and the angle from which they are viewed. All Duranar coatings meet American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2605 specifications, the industry’s highest performance standard for metal coatings.

To learn more, visit PPG at booth 4617, log on to www.ppgideascapes.com, or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (772-4332).

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 Coraflon, Duranar, ULTRA-Cool and VARI-Cool are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
DuraPrep is a registered trademark of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.

Sharon Bird
PPG Industrial Coatings