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Johnstone's Paint Celebrates 125 Years

This year, the well-respected brand celebrates its 125th anniversary. Johnstone’s paints have been available since 1890, and are manufactured at PPG Birstall and Morley facilities in the United Kingdom.

“This is a very important year for everyone involved with Johnstone’s,” said Jason Metcalf, marketing director, architectural coatings, United Kingdom and Ireland. “Through the years, every employee has played a vital part in making Johnstone’s the brand it is today. Without question, our promise to deliver high-performance paint to our customers has been made possible by their hard work.”

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PPG global color show a first for Southeast Asia

PPG’s automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) coatings facilities in Malaysia and Thailand hosted the company’s 2014-2015 Global Color Show, “ELEMENTS,” for major automotive manufacturers in their countries. These events represented the first time that PPG’s global color show has been held in Southeast Asia (SEA).

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PPG Aerospace coatings help Jetstar celebrate 10th birthday with special livery

Orange can be an unforgiving color, even with aircraft coatings. But a basecoat-clearcoat system by PPG;s aerospace business selected by Jetstar for its 10th-anniversary livery gave the airline reason to celebrate with an Airbus A320 aircraft painted orange, with white and black lettering and a white star, that should keep its good looks for years to come.

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CIL© unveils results of national survey on Canadian paint habits

Colour in home decor may be all the rage, but Canadians are stuck on neutrals. That’s the finding of a countrywide survey conducted by leading brand CIL paint of Canadian paint habits over the last year.

The survey, which polled a sampling of CIL paint stores across the country, showed that neutrals accounted for 65 per cent of sales in the last 12 months.

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DULUX® Paint predicts colourful revival in year ahead

The Dulux brand has given new meaning to the words “fresh paint” with the unveiling of its 2014 paint trends forecast. The colourful palette is filled with rich, invigorating hues that represent renewal and refreshing change, according to the leading Canadian paint brand.

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PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS® 2014 Color of the Year

The PPG Pittsburgh Paints brand names Turning Oakleaf, a soft, but energetic buttercream yellow, as its 2014 Color of the Year.

Experts from PPG Pittsburgh Paints said they expect the color to have a prominent role in home decor in the coming year as part of their forecast for use of brighter, more optimistic colors among homeowners.

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What's the most popular color car on the planet?

According to PPG's annual automotive color trend data, white continues to be the most popular car color globally based on 2013 automotive build data.

Looking ahead, drivers may see more blue in 2014 models. PPG’s data has shown increases in the popularity of blue for certain regions and vehicle types, such as an increase in North America this year and more than double the popularity in sport models there between 2011 and 2013.

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CIL paint unveils ‘Creamy’ as 2014 Colour of the Year

They may call it mellow yellow, but it will liven up homes in 2014. That’s because mellow yellow is the hottest colour for 2014, expected to take the spotlight in all areas of interior decor, according to Canadian paint brand CIL paint.

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PPG's refinish business launches the Charley Hutton Ridler Color Collection

The Charley Hutton Ridler Color Collection features colors from Hutton’s Ridler Award winners as well as unique formulations used on some of his other standout rides. Developed with PPG at Charley Hutton’s Color Studio in Nampa, Idaho, the collection covers 15 distinctive tones ranging from Madysen Gold and Checkered Red to Kalalau Lime and Indy Blue. Each is a special Hutton creation.

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Being involved in the Color Lifecycle means the best color match possible for refinish customers

PPG is engaged in every phase of a color’s lifespan. From working alongside major automotive OEM designers to collecting variant information in the field to providing comprehensive, up-to-date colormatching tools, it’s a global effort that delivers world-class results.

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Jazz repaints aircraft with advanced PPG Aerospace ‘green’ system

Jazz Aviation LP (Jazz) has repainted two regional aircraft with the most advanced, “green” coatings system by PPG's aerospace business. This chromate-free PPG coatings system reduces environmental impact, lowers weight, and provides a smooth, glossy and highly durable finish.

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San Diego cruise terminal features DURANAR® VARI-COOL® coatings

The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, a $28 million cruise ship terminal at the Port of San Diego, is the second major building to feature color-shifting Duranar VARI-Cool coatings by PPG.

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PPG Aerospace coatings create ‘all black’ livery for Air New Zealand

“Green” coatings by PPG Industries’ aerospace business were specified by Air New Zealand for the black livery on four airplanes that are part of the airline’s sponsorship of the New Zealand Rugby Football Union and the world champion All Blacks rugby team.

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PPG Aerospace donates coatings for reconstructed Grumman Albatross airplane

PPG's aerospace coatings group donated primer and topcoats for repainting a reconstructed Grumman HU-16 Albatross search-and-rescue amphibian aircraft for the Air Rescue Museum that will appear at airshows as a “flying museum.”

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Special-effect coatings bring Virgin Atlantic Airways livery to life

Special-effect coatings by PPG's aerospace coatings group enabled Virgin Atlantic Airways to have the unique reflectivity and bright, vibrant color the airline’s design and engineering teams wanted for its new livery.

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San Jose International Airport first showcase for Duranar powder coatings

The Terminal B concourse at the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport in California is the first monumental architectural project constructed with Duranar powder coatings by PPG's industrial coatings business.

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Scottsdale library is first building designed with new VARI-Cool coatings

The Appaloosa Branch Library, Scottsdale, Ariz., is the first building constructed with color-shifting Duranar VARI-Cool coatings by PPG. In addition to helping buildings to stay cooler, the coatings change color according to viewing angle and how light refracts across their surface. On the Appaloosa Branch Library, the appearance of the coating changes from dark green to silver to mauve. In a static state, the coating projects a light gray-green tint that matches plants, sand and the surrounding desert landscape.

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Speed to market. Answered.

In getting products to market, speed is paramount. World-class device manufacturers must rocket through concept, design, production and distribution. Or be left in the dust.

To meet this demand, PPG has created a new Color Launch Process to help consumer OEMs speed the development of custom colors and coatings. Allowing them to get their products to market faster.

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CIL is a registered trademark of the PPG Group of Companies.  PPG Pittsburgh Paints is a registered trademark of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.  Dulux is a registered trademark of AkzoNobel and is licensed to PPG Architectural Coatings Canada, Inc. for use in Canada only. Duranar and VARI-Cool are reigistered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.