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Leadership in Innovation

Since we opened our doors in 1883, PPG has always put innovation first. We were one of the first companies to employ chemists, challenging them to create products that would do more than just make things look good.

Today, from smart coatings that absorb pollution to heat-deflecting technology borrowed from eggplant biology, we make coatings that are transforming everything--from the way we work to the way we fly.

Read a few recent examples of how PPG’s innovative technologies help ensure our company—and our customers—stand out in a competitive world:

PPG Partners With The NHL To Provide Coating Technology For Color-Changing Game Pucks

The official game pucks of the National Hockey League® now feature thermochromic coatings supplied by PPG. Because pucks are made of rubber, they glide more easily along the ice when frozen. But as they thaw, pucks must be replaced by officials.  PPG worked with the NHL to supply a thermochromic coating that is applied to the puck, providing visual indication when puck is getting warm (above 30˚ F.) When the coatings turns from  purple to white, officials know it's time for a replacement.  

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PPG Earns R&D 100 Recognition for PPG POWERCRON® 160 Anionic Epoxy Electrocoat

PPG POWERCRON® 160 anionic epoxy electrocoat (e-coat) technology has earned a 2019 R&D® 100 Award in the Mechanical/Materials category.

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PPG launches PPG MOONWALK paint mixing system for refinish industry

The PPG MOONWALK™ automated paint mixing system for the Europe, Middle East and Africa automotive refinish industry. The self-contained system brings a new level of speed, precision, quality and color consistency to the body shop mixing process.

Easy-to-use, the PPG MoonWalk system is sized to fit all mixing rooms and features 80 storage spaces for tinters and 13 positions in the dispensing rack. Other components include a moving scale that is 10 times more precise than a standard scale, a barcode scanner and a label printer.
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PPG helps restore Tent of Tomorrow

More than 2,000 gallons of PPG’s AMERCOAT® coatings were used to refurbish the “Tent of Tomorrow” at the New York State Pavilion, an historic attraction erected in Queens 51 years ago to celebrate the 1964 World’s Fair. The Tent of Tomorrow was one of three components constructed as part of the original pavilion, designed by world-renowned architect Philip Johnson and internationally known civil engineer Lev Zetlin.

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Working out the Bugs

Spend a few minutes in the PPG architectural coatings research and development laboratory in Albi, France, and eventually you’ll become aware of a curious, soft noise. Muffled crunching, maybe? No, you realize, it’s munching.

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PPG Announces Investment in Cleveland Automotive Adhesives and Sealants R&D Facility

PPG is making an investment in a 2,100-square-foot automotive adhesives and sealants laboratory on the company’s existing 42-acre manufacturing and research complex in Cleveland, Ohio. The facility, which was recently completed, will focus on developing and testing structural adhesives, sealants and related products for passenger cars, light trucks, SUVs and commercial vehicles. PPG scientists will also use the new lab to continue their development of next-generation coatings for lithium-ion battery cells, modules and packs used in battery-electric and autonomous vehicles.

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