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PPG announces automotive and industrial coatings price increases in Asia

PITTSBURGH, March 10, 2017 PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it will implement customer-specific price increases and surcharges in Asia to offset a significant rise in raw material costs. The price changes will impact a select group of automotive OEM (original equipment manufacturer) coatings and industrial coatings products, effective April 1 or as contracts permit.
“The coatings industry in Asia is currently experiencing a dramatic tightening of commodity supply, stemming from increased environmental regulations and controls, supplier capacity constraints, and regional availability of feedstocks,” said Tim Knavish, PPG senior vice president, automotive OEM coatings.
“While we must work with our customers to share the burden of these cost increases, we remain committed to providing them with global coatings solutions that offer outstanding value, world-class service and the latest technologies,” said Shelley Bausch, PPG vice president, global industrial coatings.
Details of the price increases will be communicated directly to customers.
At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $14.8 billion in 2016. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

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