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PPG Central Europe aerospace center approved for Airbus sealants packaging
The Central Europe application support center (ASC) operated by PPG in Hamburg, Germany, has been approved by Airbus for repackaging aerospace sealants from bulk containers into customer-friendly point-of-use packages.

PPG Foundation grant helps New Hope kindergarten students explore careers
The PPG industrial coatings plant in Mount Vernon, Illinois, recently helped New Hope School in nearby Fairfield secure a $1,000 Innovative Classroom Grant from the PPG Foundation to fund career exploration projects related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Dan Prible, materials manager at the Mount Vernon plant, sponsored the grant for Debbie Webb, a kindergarten teacher at the school.

Stop Waiting and Start Painting: OLYMPIC Paints and Stains by PPG widens window of opportunity for outdoor summer projects
Barbeques, gardening, dog-walking, beach vacations: all popular summer activities ruined when precipitation is in the forecast. But good news -- gone are the days of relying on the perfect day to start an outdoor home project, because the OLYMPIC® Paints and Stains brand by PPG has launched an updated formula for its popular Olympic ONE exterior paint line. This new formula features WEATHER-READY® application technology, reducing the unpredictability of exterior home projects.

PPG chrome-free aerospace sealants receive NATO Stock Numbers by UK MoD
Chrome-free aerospace sealants by PPG have received NATO Stock Numbers (NSN) by the U.K. Ministry of Defence as a standardized supply material that simplifies ordering. Military personnel can now order PR-1425CF chrome-free polysulfide windshield and canopy sealant and PR-2870 non-chrome corrosion-inhibitive (NCCI) sealant by NSN (National Stock Numbers in the U.S.) without issuing new purchasing requests.

PPG introduces heavy-duty, high volume mixers for high viscosity chemicals
PPG has expanded its SEMCO® high volume automated mixer line with two new heavy-duty mixers for precision mixing of higher viscosity, multicomponent adhesives, sealants and other chemicals in SEMKIT® packages. The Semco model 1088HD mixer and Semco 1188HD mixer are equipped with robust motors to thoroughly mix high viscosity aerospace adhesives, while the Semco 1188HD mixer has added capability for use in potentially volatile and corrosive environments, like those encountered by aircraft carrier maintenance operations.

PPG video describes benefits of aerospace sealant caps for fuel tank fasteners
A new video by PPG describes the quality, time-saving and waste-reducing benefits of dome-sealing aircraft fuel tank fasteners with PRC® seal caps instead of extruded wet sealant. The PPG seal caps are formed and molded from PRC or PRO-SEAL™ aerospace sealant, and then cured to form a flexible rubber shell. The caps can also be supplied prefilled by PPG with the same sealant so they arrive at the customer’s site ready to dome-seal fasteners, eliminating all sealant mixing and tooling.

PPG video describes benefits of premixed and frozen sealant for aerospace uses
A new video by PPG describes the cost-saving, quality and efficiency benefits of premixed and frozen PRC® and PRO-SEAL™ aerospace sealants over mixing two-part sealants.

PPG experts and industry partners to highlight new automotive technologies at 2017 SURCAR Cannes congress
PPG experts and technology development partners will discuss innovative coatings, adhesives and sealants technologies for the automotive industry in three presentations during the 29th SURCAR Cannes Congress, June 29–30 at the Majestic Barrière Hotel in Cannes, France.

PPG names Bruno director of investor relations
PPG today announced that John Bruno, currently chief financial officer, Asia Pacific, will become director, investor relations, effective July 1, 2017. Bruno will report to PPG senior vice president and chief financial officer, Vince Morales, and will be based in Pittsburgh.

PPG launches innovative aerospace sealant injection tool for channel seals
PPG has launched an innovative high-pressure aerospace sealant injection tool that addresses the unique application requirements of channel sealing aircraft wings for prevention of fuel leaks during flight. The SEMCO® 1010 HP high-pressure injection tool has a pressure limiting mechanism, and it is certified for use in potentially volatile environments.

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