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PPG to kick off golden anniversary of DURANAR coatings at A’17

Highlighting global landmarks, product history, performance characteristics



 
 
PPG (NYSE: PPG) will launch a yearlong celebration of DURANAR® coatings’ 50th anniversary at A’17, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference on Architecture 2017, in Orlando, Florida, April 27-29. Since their introduction in 1967, DURANAR coatings have been specified for countless architectural landmarks around the world, including the Louvre Pyramid in Paris (below). 
 

PITTSBURGH, April 3, 2017 – PPG (NYSE: PPG) will launch a yearlong celebration of DURANAR® coatings’ 50th anniversary at A’17, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference on Architecture 2017, in Orlando, Florida, April 27-29.

Since their introduction in 1967, Duranar coatings have been specified for countless architectural landmarks around the world, including the Empire State Building in New York, the Louvre Pyramid in Paris, Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and the Shanghai World Financial Center in China.

Brian Knapp, PPG director, coil and building products, said PPG chose the AIA Conference on Architecture to kick off the golden-anniversary celebration of Duranar coatings because of their sustained popularity with architects. “The list of architects who have specified Duranar coatings over the past 50 years includes many of the most famous and innovative practitioners,” he said. “Today, we take for granted the ability to design durable, colorful curtain walls and storefronts, but a half-century ago, such designs were made possible only with the introduction of the first fluoropolymer products such as Duranar coatings.”

Visitors to the PPG booth during A’17 can commemorate the golden anniversary by viewing a retrospective of famous buildings finished with Duranar coatings. There also will be an historical timeline tracing from the development of Duranar coatings in the late 1960s through recent innovations such as infrared-reflective (IR-reflective) Duranar ULTRA-COOL® coatings, color-shifting Duranar VARI-COOL® coatings, graffiti-resistant Duranar GR coatings and ultra-low-VOC (volatile organic compound) Duranar powder coatings. PPG also will hand out mementos and a brochure featuring famous buildings finished with Duranar coatings.

To learn more, visit PPG at booth 2423, log onto www.ppgideascapes.com or call 1-800-258-6398.


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PPG Media Contact:
Sharon Bird
Industrial Coatings
+1 724-274-3845
sbird@ppg.com
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