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PPG Announces 'Successful' 2014

PPG Industries has continued its financial hot streak, posting record full-year sales and yearly and quarterly gains in each segment.


Coating Flow Grows from China, Mideast

Major coating suppliers have been increasing their global operations outside the U.S., with recent expansions throughout China and the Middle East.


PPG Wraps Up Comex Purchase

PPG Industries' speedy acquisition of Mexico's largest paint and coatings maker is a done deal.


Stirring Up New Batch of Paint Chemists

The European coatings industry is making a fresh push to recruit students with an intensive new graduate-level engineering specialty program backed by suppliers.


Review of PPG-Comex Deal Extended

PPG Industries will wait a bit longer for Mexico's decision on the company's $2.3 billion bid to take over that country's largest paint and coatings maker.


PPG Puts Q3 in the Plus Column

Aerospace, automotive and industrial coatings growth helped fill the gaps in PPG's third quarter, giving the world's largest paint and coatings company an increase in earnings, sales and net...


PPG Cuts Ribbon on New HQ

Working to keep pace with its ballooning architectural coatings business, PPG Industries has opened a new North American headquarters facility.


PPG Awards $340K in Scholarships

The PPG Industries Foundation has awarded more than $340,000 in scholarships in 2014 to 54 U.S students who live in communities where the company operates.


PPG Adds Steel Intumescent Coatings

PPG Protective & Marine Coatings has announced new products in the Steelguard range of intumescent fire protection coatings for steel structures.


PPG’s Earnings Streak Continues in Q2

PPG Industries says a strong European market, coupled with healthy results in all major markets, helped the coatings giant secure a second quarter sales gain and "all-time" record quarterly ...


Paint Protects Hot Substrates from CUI

PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings business has launched a high-temperature coating to protect substrates from corrosion under insulation.


PPG Swoops in on Comex

PPG Industries has announced a $2.3 billion plan to buy Mexico paint and coatings giant Comex—the same company that Sherwin-Williams unsuccessfully pursued for more than a year.


Locals Gallop to Landmark’s Aid

It takes a village to paint a horse—especially when that critter blankets nearly two acres of a remote hillside.


PPG Expands Latin American Presence

PPG Industries Inc. is working to cut itself a larger slice of the coatings market in Latin America with expansion plans in Brazil and a completed acquisition of a protective and marine coat...


Antifouling Touts Slick Slime Trick

PPG Industries has launched Sigmaglide 1290, a 100 percent silicone-binder system that uses surface regeneration technology to maintain a slime-resistant substrate.


PPG Retools in New Push for the Pros

Most of the U.S. purchasing power for architectural paints and coatings is now in the hands of contractors, specifiers and other professionals—a new reality that has PPG Industries rebrandin...


Paint Buyers Give Top Nods to 3 Brands

They may not be the biggest, but Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams and BEHR are the best in the minds of many of their customers, according to J.D. Power's new Paint Satisfaction Study.


PPG Launches 2014 on a High Note

Shedding some businesses and adding others, the world’s largest paint and coatings company started 2014 with a bang, ringing up double-digit sales growth in the first quarter and its highest...


Retailers, PPG Sign Private-Label Deal

An alliance of independent North American paint dealers has agreed to make PPG Industries Inc. the exclusive manufacturer of the group's premium paint brand.


Making Roofs Both Cool and Colorful

Dark, attractive metal roof and façades that are just as "cool" as their traditional white counterparts are the goal of a new research partnership by PPG Industries and the Department of Ene...


PPG Growing South of the Border

PPG Industries is beefing up its reach in Central America, announcing both a multimillion-dollar expansion of its Mexico facility and plans to acquire a Panama-based protective and marine co...


PPG Drops Comex; S-W Talks Continue

PPG Industries’ Protective and Marine Coatings (PMC) business has terminated its licensee agreement with the Comex Group, but Sherwin-Williams remains interested in Central and South America...


Space Limited for 1-Day Corrosion Event

Time is running out to register for Engineered Corrosion Solutions 2014, a new, intensive, low-cost, one-day program focusing on the fundamentals of corrosion from an economic and technical ...


Top Coating Projects of 2013 Honored

ORLANDO—Coatings projects dazzling, daring and dangerous joined industry leaders in the winners circle Monday (Feb. 10) as SSPC 2014 opened to a record crowd in Orlando, FL.


PPG to Acquire Hi-Temp Coatings

PPG Industries will reach deeper into the petrochemical and other industrial markets with the acquisition of Hi-Temp Coatings Technology Co., Inc., the Pittsburgh-based company announced Mon...


Smart Money is on Smart Coatings

Enlisted by the military, tended by the medical field, and built up by the construction industry, smart coatings have a brilliant future.


Record Q4 Seals Banner Year for PPG

PPG Industries crowned 2013 with a blockbuster fourth quarter dominated by double-digit growth in Performance and Industrial Coatings.


AkzoNobel’s No. 2 to Step Down

Keith Nichols, 53, the chief financial officer who led AkzoNobel during a turbulent period in 2012 and oversaw its largest acquisition, will leave his position June 30 “after eight highly su...


PPG Names Industrial Coatings VP

Pittsburgh, PA-based PPG Industries has announced a new vice president for its global industrial coatings business.


New Corrosion Conference Aims at Owners

Engineered Corrosion Solutions 2014, a new one-day conference focused on helping U.S. facility owners tackle that $500 billion-a-year problem, will debut March 13 in the Chicago area.


PPG Navy Contract Could Top $44M

PPG Industries could see $44.5 million in U.S. Navy coatings contracts over the next five years, the Department of Defense announced.


Industrial Coatings Hold Back Valspar

Struggling sales of general industrial coatings fueled a 14 percent fourth-quarter decline in profits at the Valspar Corp., the company reported Tuesday (Nov. 19).


Clear Coats Join Anti-Graffiti System

PPG Industries has introduced two new anti-graffiti clear coatings that are designed to be used in a system with the company's proprietary cleaner.


PPG Announces Protective/Marine VP

PPG Industries has put its entire protective and marine coatings business in the United States, Canada and Latin America under the leadership of Diane M. Kappas.


Marine Coatings Get R&D Funding Boost

Several projects aimed at improving shipyard coatings and inspection processes will get a $430,000 boost in funding from the National Shipbuilding Research Program.


PPG Rockets and Rolls in 3rd Quarter

PPG Industries’ aerospace and automotive OEM coatings businesses took a bow Thursday (Oct. 17) as the company reported a 17 percent spike in net sales and record adjusted earnings in its thi...


AkzoNobel, PPG Growing Outside U.S.

PPG Industries and AkzoNobel will invest more than $125 million in new coating manufacturing facilities in Russia and China to expand production in those regions, the companies have announce...


Global Auto Paint Market Accelerates

Firmly on its mark with economic and environmental trends, the automotive coatings industry is set to grow, crossing an $11.7 billion finish line within five years, a new market forecast rep...


PPG Adds Dual-Performance Coating

PPG Industries has launched a new application of an epoxy-based coating to protect against extremely high and low temperatures in marine and industrial environments.


PPG, Axalta Name Industrial Leadership

Two global coatings companies have announced executive-level changes in their industrial coatings units.


Valspar Says ‘Ciao, Europa’

U.S.-based Valspar Corp. is now a player in the European industrial coatings market, with its newly completed acquisition of an Italian company.


PPG Appoints New CFO, VPs

Several executive changes were announced this week at PPG Industries Inc., including a CFO and several vice president appointments.


PPG’s Q2 Records Sales, Income Gains

In a record second quarter, PPG Industries announced double-digit percentage sales gains for both industrial and performance coatings segments, boosting the paint and coatings company from a...


PPG Adds Anticorrosive Marine Epoxy

PPG Industries has launched Sigmacover 580, an epoxy anticorrosive/tiecoat designed for fast turnaround of vessel maintenance in dry dock.


AkzoNobel Dims Decorative in Germany

AkzoNobel's Decorative Paints business continues its crash diet, with a newly announced plan to shed its German paint stores immediately after selling off its North American unit.


Going Green: Paint Shop Eyes Pot Op

Now, here's a protective coatings factory destined for a higher purpose and extended pot life.


PPG Lands DOD Coating Funds

PPG Industries has received more than $1 million to develop military-grade coatings that do not include health-damaging isocyanates.


PPG’s Polish Plant Starts Production

PPG Industries recently announced it started manufacturing protective and marine coatings at its facility in Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland.


Valspar Makes European Industrial Push

The $6 billion European industrial coatings market is getting a new player from across the pond.


PPG Broadens Antifouling Line

PPG Industries Inc.’s protective and marine coatings business has introduced an “entry-level” version of its premium antifouling Sigma Syladvance 800.


PPG Lands Aerospace Coating Unit

PPG Industries Inc. has spread its wings in the aerospace sector, completing the acquisition of California specialty coatings maker Deft Inc.


PPG Opens 2013 on a Flat Note

Cooling off after a record earnings year, PPG Industries’ sales remained static for the first quarter of 2013, with weak European markets taking the brunt of the blame.


AkzoNobel: Grim Q1 with No Quick Fix

AkzoNobel reported first-quarter declines across the board Thursday (April 18) and warned candidly that the troubled company’s fortunes were unlikely to turn around any time soon.


PPG Expands Aerospace in Deft Deal

Looking to broaden its aerospace coatings portfolio, PPG Industries has acquired specialty coatings manufacturer Deft Inc.


PPG Fills AkzoNobel’s N. American Shoes

PPG Industries Inc. has taken the second-biggest step in its 130-year history with the $1.05 billion acquisition of AkzoNobel’s North American decorative paints business.


Insurer: Ameron Knew of Sable Coating Woes

Ameron executives knew of coating failures and corrosion damage at the Sable Offshore Energy Project well before the company applied for insurance related to those problems, according to the...


PPG Launches Next-Gen Color Software

PPG Industries' commercial coatings group has upgraded its Color Accurate software with expanded search options, simpler functions and more data, including listings for more than 40,000 pref...


2 Paint Makers Settle FTC Green Suit

Sherwin-Williams and PPG Industries must tread carefully on future zero-VOC labeling claims, under a settlement just finalized with the Federal Trade Commission.


Coating Tackles Aggressive Fouling

PPG Industries has introduced a new antifouling coating that is designed for control in aggressive environments and suitable for a wide range of vessels.


Shakeups Continue at AkzoNobel

For the third time in 10 months, AkzoNobel has announced a major change at the top, this time appointing a new overseer for its struggling global Decorative Paints business.


PPG Chemicals Unit Becomes Axiall

PPG Industries has completed the separation and merger of its commodity chemicals business with a Georgia Gulf subsidiary, giving rise to a new entity called Axiall Corporation.


Structure Awards Show Coating's Best

SAN ANTONIO—The daring, the durable, the difficult, and the dazzling took center stage Monday at SSPC 2013, as the coatings society opened its annual show with the Seventh Annual Structure A...


PPG Rounds Out Record Year

Rounding out a year of record financials, PPG Industries Inc. reported Monday that each quarter of 2012 saw new earnings records, with higher full-year earnings in each major region.


DOD Adds $1.5M to Powder Coating Push

The U.S. Department of Defense has stepped up its campaign against liquid protective coatings with a $1.5 million award to PPG Industries to develop a powder Chemical Agent Resistant Coating...


PPG Gets Go-Ahead to Split Business

PPG is finalizing plans to split off its $5 billion commodity chemicals business after receiving a favorable ruling from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, the company announced.


Power Outage Shuts Down PPG Plant

“A major generator transformer failure” has severely impacted production at PPG Industries' chlor-alkali complex in Lake Charles, LA, the company announced Friday (Dec. 7).


Chinese TiO2 Firm Seals Deal with PPG

China's largest exporter of titanium dioxide has signed off on a deal to license PPG Industries' technology to produce chloride-grade titanium dioxide (TiO2) at its refinement facilities in ...


Chinese Firm Admits Paint Smuggling

A construction company controlled by the Chinese government has pleaded guilty to illegally exporting U.S.-made coatings to Pakistan for use on a nuclear reactor, the U.S. Justice Department...


Global Coatings Market Set to Surge

Market researchers are painting a rosy future for the global coatings market, with robust growth on tap through 2015.


PPG Names Thiele as Treasurer

PPG Industries Inc. has named Eric K. Thiele treasurer and company officer, succeeding Vice President and Treasurer Aziz Giga, who is retiring.


PPG Debuts Coatings Combo Package

PPG Industries' industrial coatings business debuted a new packaged coatings solution this week at the FABTECH conference in Las Vegas.


FTC Slaps Sherwin, PPG on VOC Marketing

The Sherwin-Williams Company and PPG Industries must cease their long-running “zero VOC” claims on two major paint lines, under a new agreement with the Federal Trade Commission.


PPG to Buy Industrial Coatings Supplier

PPG Industries is strengthening its international industrial coatings portfolio with the acquisition of global specialty coatings producer Spraylat, the companies have announced.


PPG Belt-Tightening Yields Record Q3

PPG Industries has topped its record second-quarter earnings with another quarterly high, implementing cost savings that produced a modest profit despite generally flat sales, the company an...


Global Show of Young Painting Prowess

Vocational training is often overlooked in these college-focused times, but there is one place where young painters and other industrial tradespeople still take the world’s center stage.


PPG Shakes Up Global Coatings Leaders

Protective and marine coatings, aerospace products, automotive refinish and other key businesses will all soon have new leaders at PPG Industries, as one senior executive steps down, the com...


PPG Trumpets Record Quarterly Earnings

PPG Industries has slam-dunked the highest quarterly earnings in its 129-year history, with growth in North America offsetting declining demand and currencies elsewhere, the company reported...


PPG, Asian Plan Protective Coating JV

Two of the world’s biggest paint and coating companies will partner on a new joint venture that will serve India’s vast, and rapidly growing, protective coatings market.


PPG, Hi-Temp Make Distribution Deal

PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings business (PMC) has signed a global distribution agreement with Hi-Temp Coatings Technology Co. for select Hi-Temp® branded products.


PPG Signs Chinese TiO2 Deal

Still working to secure its global supply of titanium dioxide, PPG Industries has agreed to license some of its chloride-based technologies to Henan Billions Chemicals Co. Ltd. and buy back ...


Automotive Coatings Set for Tune-up

Sputtering and choking for five long years, the U.S. automotive coating industry is set to restart its engines and regain some ground in the next five, according to a new market report.


Corrosion Studies Get Boost from PPG

Three University of Akron programs in corrosion and engineering will benefit this year from $25,000 in new grants from the PPG Industries Foundation.


PPG Q1 Shines, Despite $266M Hit

Record sales in industrial and performance coatings helped deliver a strong first quarter for PPG Industries, despite $266 million in one-time after-tax charges that took a bite out of earni...


Strong Q1 Surprises Sherwin-Williams

The Sherwin-Williams Company is set to unveil a better-than-expected first quarter, with stronger sales and earnings than the company itself forecast earlier this year.


PPG: Layoffs, Cleanup Tab Will Pinch Q1

Paving the way to a good first-quarter report with bad news, PPG Industries announced Thursday (April 5) that it would lay off 2,000 employees, settle a $160 million environmental bill, and ...


PPG, Mining Company to Partner on TiO2

PPG Industries has formed a “technical collaboration” with a Canadian mining company to produce a new titanium dioxide pigment for paints and coatings.


PPG Debuts Anti-Terror Coating, Partner

PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings business has launched Mil-Tough BR polyurea coating, developed in response to Anti-Terrorism Force Protection (ATFP) criteria established by th...


Old PPG Waste Site Spurs New Lawsuit

Two environmental groups have opened a new chapter in a long-running battle over a former PPG Industries waste site in Pennsylvania, accusing the paint and coatings giant of illegally discha...


PPG Seeks EHS Specialist

PPG Industries Inc. has an opening for an Environment, Health and Safety specialist at its resin plant in Circleville, OH.


AkzoNobel Swings to $89M Loss in Q4

AkzoNobel, the world’s largest paint and coatings maker, ended a tough fiscal year on a stunning low note Thursday (Feb. 16), reporting a 37 percent plunge in its 2011 net profit and an $89 ...


$4B Sale of DuPont Coatings Unit Seen

After a last-ditch “grace period” to turn around its performance, DuPont’s auto paint business is out of gas and up on the auction block, news reports say.


PPG Seeks Commercial Coating Manager

PPG Industries is seeking a commercial coatings market manager to be based at its offices in Strongsville, OH.


PPG Seeks Technical Service Rep

PPG Architectural Coatings has an opening in the Pittsburgh, PA, area for a Technical Service Representative.


2 Leaks in 4 Days at PPG Plant in UK

PPG Industries is investigating two chemical spills in four days at one of its resin plants in Stowmarket, UK.


Hull Coating Claims Get a New Look

Nearly every hull coating supplier today makes similar performance claims. Sleek finishes. Less friction. And, above all, fuel savings. Some have even begun to back those claims with guarant...


PPG Ends Strong 2011 with Record Q4

PPG Industries ended a big year with a bang Thursday (Jan. 19), unveiling a record fourth-quarter performance that helped push the company to an overall 11% sales increase for 2011.


PPG Pioneers E-Coat Aircraft Primer

PPG Industries’ aerospace coatings group has commercialized the first electrocoat-application primer for global airframe manufacturers and subcontractors to coat parts for commercial, milita...


PPG Unveils 1-Component Marine Coating

PPG Industries has introduced PSX ONE coating in the United States for use in protective and marine project applications.


PSN to Recap the Year’s Highs, Lows

From tragic accidents to silly stories, tough quizzes to controversial projects, PaintSquare News will take a look back at the coatings industry of 2011 with two special issues next w...


OSHA Fines PPG Resin Plant $90K

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited PPG Industries Inc. for four safety violations, including one willful violation, at its resin production facility in Barberton, OH...


PPG Seeks New TiO2 Sources, Options

The world’s No. 2 paint and coatings company has officially joined the hunt for the world’s No. 1 pigment.


Floods Hamper PPG Production, Earnings

Catastrophic flooding in Thailand has temporarily shut down production of some PPG Industries products and will reduce the company’s fourth-quarter earnings, officials say.


Ex-PPG Director Admits Nuclear Paint Smuggling

The former managing director of PPG Industries’ Chinese subsidiary has pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to ship protective coatings to Pakistan for the construction of a nuclear...


Bomber’s New Paint Job Honors a Hero

A B-26G Marauder bomber, like those that flew over Normandy on D-Day, is sporting a meticulous new restoration paint job that honors one of its pilots, thanks in part to a donation by PPG Ae...


Quest, PPG Make Coatings Acquisitions

The global paint and coatings industry continues to consolidate, as Quest Specialty Coatings acquires protective coatings maker Patriot Paint and PPG Industries absorbs European architectura...


Sherwin, PPG to Buy Back 30M Shares

Seeking to reassure and reward investors, both The Sherwin-Williams Co. and PPG Industries announced plans Friday (Oct. 21 for major stock buybacks along with their regular quarterly dividen...


PPG Paints a Profitable 3rd Quarter

Strong showings by Performance Coatings and Industrial Coatings helped bring home a powerful third quarter for PPG Industries, the company reported Thursday (Oct. 19).


PPG Copper-Free Coating Tackles Hard Fouling

PPG Protective & Marine Coatings has launched Sigma Nexeon 750, a copper-free, high-performance marine coating designed to protect against hard fouling and whitening with low environmental i...


PPG Names EHS VP, Asia-Pacific Coatings Chief

PPG Industries has announced the appointment of Diane Kappas as vice president, environment, health and safety (EHS), effective Oct. 1. Kappas will succeed John Richter, who has been named v...


PPG to Supply New Caterpillar Plant

Caterpillar Inc. has selected PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business as the sole heavy-duty equipment coatings supplier for a new motor grader assembly plant in North Little Rock, Ark.


China Sees Protective Coatings Boom

China’s protective coatings market is booming, with double-digit growth, more than 650 current producers, and an expanding variety of multifunctional products, a new study reports.


Concrete Coatings Maker Names Manager

Arizona Polymer Flooring (APF), a manufacturer of high-performance flooring products and concrete coating systems, has announced the appointment of Gilbert Hernandez as production manager.


PPG Aerospace Names Coatings Chief

PPG Industries’ aerospace business has named Mark Cancilla global platform director for coatings and Brent Wright as global platform director for transparencies, succeeding Cancilla.


PPG Bows Low-Temp Immersion Cleaners

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced two low-temperature immersion cleaners, which are designed to remove soils and contaminants from metal surfaces in immersion or di...


Deal Extends PPG’s Latin America Reach

PPG Industries and subsidiary PPG Colombia have agreed to purchase the coatings businesses of Colpisa Colombiana de Pinturas, a privately owned Colombian coatings company, and its affiliates...


PPG Revamps Global Coatings Leadership

PPG Industries, the world’s No. 2 paint and coatings company, has announced new global leadership for its protective and marine, industrial, aerospace and architectural coatings businesses.


PPG Rides Strong Second-Quarter Sales to New Earnings Record

PPG Industries Inc. reported record earnings for any quarter in its history, as second-quarter sales and earnings rose sharply and the company’s coatings businesses delivered “excellent resu...


PPG Industries Announces New CFO

PPG Industries Inc. has appointed David B. Navikas senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer, reporting to Chairman and CEO Charles E. Bunch.


Ex-PPG Exec Accused Of Nuclear Paint Smuggling

Six months after PPG Industries’ Chinese subsidiary pleaded guilty to exporting high-performance coatings to a Pakistani nuclear plant, a former company executive is facing charges in the ca...


AkzoNobel, PPG Expand Outside US

Global consolidation of the coatings industry continues, as AkzoNobel and PPG Industries—the world’s top two paint companies—have each swallowed another firm in emerging markets.


PPG, Arkema Step Up Resins Presence

Global resins production is on the front burner at major coatings manufacturers, as Arkema creates a new Coatings Resins unit and PPG Industries launches its first resins plant in China.


PPG Brings New Identity to the Surface

PPG Industries Inc., the world’s No. 2 paint and coatings company, is recasting its identity as a “surface innovation” provider across multiple markets and industries.


People on the Move: Changes Afoot At BASF, Bayer MS, Michelman, US Zinc

The raw materials industry is on the move again, with a new helmsman at BASF; honors and appointments at Bayer MaterialScience; a new EVP at US Zinc.


PPG Debuts Tank Lining for US Market

PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings business has introduced veteran tank lining Phenguard for petrochemical and biofuel storage tank lining applications in the United States.


AkzoNobel, PPG Extend China Ties

The world’s two largest coatings companies are again expanding their presence in China—AkzoNobel, with a new titanium dioxide plant; and PPG Industries, with a new headquarters.


PPG Unveils Solvent-Free Tank Linings

PPG Protective & Marine Coatings has introduced two veteran solvent-free tank linings to the North American market and launched a third for the emerging fuels market.


PPG Shuffles Leadership Positions

PPG Industries has announced a variety of changes in its coatings and silica executive lineup. All were effective May 1.


PPG Hits 3rd Straight Quarterly Record

Strong sales in performance and industrial coatings helped deliver a third straight quarterly record to PPG Industries, with $3.5 billion in sales and banner earnings in various coatings mar...


PPG Accepts $600M Cleanup Settlement

Twice defeated in getting the case thrown out, PPG Industries has agreed to remove an estimated 700,000 tons of chromium waste from its former chrome production facility in a densely populat...


No Foolin’: PPG Paints Swatch to Watch

Swatch out! Squinters of color swatches will finally get a strip they can see Friday (April 1), when PPG Pittsburgh Paints unveils what it calls the world’s largest paint swatch.


Protective Coating Prices Face Global Spike

Fasten your seatbelts. The price of protective and marine coatings is about to spike again globally—perhaps to record highs—and no relief is in sight, manufacturers report.


Asian PPG to Add Protective Coatings

PPG Industries and Asian Paints will expand their transportation coatings joint venture and launch a new protective-coatings JV in India, the companies have announced.


PPG Has Record Q4, ‘Excellent’ 2010

Boons in Industrial and Performance Coatings helped PPG Industries deliver record fourth-quarter sales and earnings, capping “an excellent year” for the Pittsburgh-based company, the CEO sai...


PPG, Plasticolors Plan Wind Turbine Coating

PPG Industries plans to introduce a new urethane gel coat developed by Plasticolors Inc. for the global wind energy market.


PPG, Paint Subsidiary to Pay $4M For Exports to Pakistan Nuclear Agency

PPG Industries and its Chinese paint subsidiary will pay more than $4 million to settle federal criminal and civil violations involving shipments of protective coatings to Pakistan for the c...


PPG Hunkers Down, Hones Coating Focus

A “leaner, stronger, more global” focus has made PPG Industries Asia’s second-largest coatings company and the only one in the $90 billion coatings industry with sizable positions in every m...


Naval Aviation Paints a Colorful Centennial

Most centenarians wouldn’t think to mark their 100th birthday by trotting out all of their old fashions. Then there’s the U.S. Navy, which is doing just that, by means of an unusual painting...


Record Protective Coatings Sales Boost PPG’s Q3

Record sales and earnings for protective and marine coatings helped drive PPG Industries to an overall 7% increase in third-quarter sales and record earnings in several segments, the company...


Hi-Ho, Silver! Car Paint Color Remains No. 1

For the 10th straight year, silver has taken the gold as the world’s most popular vehicle color, notching its greatest popularity in a generation, reports PPG Industries Inc.


End of EPA Program Catches Companies Off-Guard

AkzoNobel, Turner Construction and other industry leaders are expressing surprise and disappointment at the Environmental Protection Agency’s abrupt decision to end its Climate Leaders progr...


New PPG Coating Passes Navy’s Muster

PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings business has introduced PSX 700SG for use by U.S. Navy vessels and other federal marine coatings applications.


PPG VP Resigns; Solar Performance Group Formed

PPG Industries senior vice president Victoria M. Holt has abruptly resigned to head Spartech Corp. in the wake of PPG’s launch of a new Solar Performance Group.


Reports Probe Global Coatings Players, Markets

Three new market reports shed light on the world’s top 10 paint and coatings companies, the world coatings market, and the industry in Asia Pacific.


PPG Announces 4 Executive Reassignments

PPG Industries has announced four new executive assignments, including new appointments to its Executive and Operating Committees.


PPG Reports Solid Gains in Sales, Income

PPG Industries Inc. reported solid gains in sales and earnings in the second quarter compared to 2009, as stronger demand drove volume growth both regionally and by end-use market, the compa...


PPG’s West Earns LEED Associate Accreditation

Victor West, architectural manager, PPG Pittsburgh Paints, has earned the LEED-Green Associate accreditation from the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), the credentialing affilia...


PPG Names Bost VP, General Counsel

PPG Industries Inc. named Glenn E. Bost II senior vice president and general counsel. Bost becomes a member of PPG’s executive and operating committees, reporting to chairman and CEO Charles...


PPG VP Joins Carpenter Technology as CEO

PPG Industries Inc.’s senior vice president for industrial coatings will become president and CEO of specialty alloy producer Carpenter Technology.


Neutrals Permeate PPG’s ‘Atmospheric’ Collection

PPG Industries Inc.’s Pittsburgh® Paints introduced the “Atmospheric” color collection, comprised of 100 “complex” neutrals that are new additions to the company’s The Voice of Color® progra...


PPG Updates Cleaner, Remover Product Line

PPG Industries Inc. (Pittsburgh, Pa.) updated its range of DuraPrep™ surface solutions to include a full line of paint- and coatings-related products for use in protective, marine, architect...


Windtower Coatings Webinar Offered May 26

A free webinar offered as part of the 2010 SSPC-JPCL Education Series, “Challenges of Coating Windtowers,” is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 26.


Coatings Sales, Earnings Help Drive
Strong First-Quarter Results for PPG

PPG Industries Inc. reported first-quarter net income of $30 million, including a one-time charge of $85 million related to a change in U.S. tax law, compared to a loss of $111 million for t...


PPG Says New Studio Accelerates Color Design

PPG Industries Inc.’s industrial coatings business announced the opening of the Shmaze Color Design Studio, a facility near Irvine, Calif., that works to accelerate color design and prototyp...


BBB Urges Sherwin-Williams to Halt Ad Claims

The Better Business Bureau’s advertising arm has recommended that The Sherwin-Williams Company modify or discontinue certain odor-elimination claims for the company’s Dutch Boy Refresh Paint...


PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY:
Color-Shifting Solar-Reflective Coatings

PPG Industries Inc. reported that the Appaloosa Branch Library in Scottsdale, Ariz., is the first building where the company’s color-shifting “cool coatings,” Duranar VARI-Cool coatings, hav...


PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY:
Color-Shifting Solar-Reflective Coatings

PPG Industries Inc. reported that the Appaloosa Branch Library in Scottsdale, Ariz., is the first building where the company’s color-shifting “cool coatings,” Duranar VARI-Cool coatings, hav...


PPG Offers Course on Cool-Roof Coatings

PPG Industries Inc.’s industrial coatings business announced the availability of an educational program, “Cool Coatings for Metal Roofing.”


PPG Reports Earnings Gain for 4th Quarter

PPG Industries Inc. reported fourth-quarter 2009 net income of $142 million, a 50% increase from the fourth quarter of 2008. Sales for the quarter declined 2%, to $3.1 billion.


PPG Donates $8K To After-School Program

The PPG Industries Foundation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, has donated $8,000 to the Teays Valley Local School District (Circleville, OH) to support a new science, technology, engineeri...


PPG Joins U.S. Energy Saving Program

PPG Industries (Pittsburgh, PA) announced that it has joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Save Energy Now LEADER Program, reinforcing the company’s voluntary efforts to significantl...


PPG Porter Predicts Mixed Color Trends

Simultaneous needs for timelessness and change will both drive “conscientious” paint color choices for homeowners in 2010, according to a new forecast by PPG Porter Paints.


PPG Launches Light Industrial Waterbornes

PPG Industries has introduced the Aquacron line of waterborne, low-volatile organic compound (VOC) coatings for light industrial applications.


PPG White Paper Focuses on Green Building

PPG Industries Inc. announced the publication of a white paper detailing how the company’s paint, glass, and coatings products can contribute to “green” certification of building projects.


PPG To Build Resin Plant in China

PPG Industries, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, held a groundbreaking ceremony on October 22 for its first resin production facility in mainland China.


PPG Plans Coatings Price Hikes

PPG Industries Inc. will increase prices for architectural coatings across distribution channels in January 2010 in response to escalating raw material costs.


PPG Names New Marketing VP

PPG Industries has announced the appointment of Patrick J. Kenny as vice president, corporate marketing, effective Nov. 1.


PPG Reports Revenue Decline

PPG Industries has reported that its third quarter sales show a decline of $3.2 billion, or 24%, versus third quarter 2008.


Alcoa Architectural Products Introduces Paint System for ACM Panels

Alcoa Architectural Products introduces Colorweld® 500, a proprietary fluoropolymer paint system reported to offer improved hardness and durability.


PPG Helps Spruce up Conservatory for G-20

PPG Industries has donated 23 gallons of paints and 12,400 square feet of ultra-clear glass to Pittsburgh's Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens to help the site prepare for the upcomin...


PPG Issues Duranar Coatings Warranty

PPG Industries has issued a standard 30-year warranty for Duranar coatings used with Building-Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) systems on standing seam metal roofs with approved substrates.


PPG Names Dellinger Senior Finance VP, CFO

PPG Industries (Pittsburgh, PA) has announced the appointment of Robert J. Dellinger as senior vice president, finance, and chief financial officer designate, effective Sept. 8, 2009.


PPG Helps Fund Corrosion Engineering Major

The PPG Industries Foundation (Pittsburgh, PA) has announced that it has donated $5,000 to The University of Akron (UA; Akron, OH) to support development of the nation’s first undergraduate ...


PPG Launches Cool-Roof Initiative

PPG Industries Inc. said a newly launched initiative can help metal-roof manufacturers expedite registration of cool-roof colors with the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) and EPA ENERGY STAR ...


R&D Awards Include Technology for Coatings Industry

Several companies involved with the coatings industry are among the winners of the 47th annual R&D 100 awards for innovative technology, according to www.rdmag.com, the web site of awards sp...


PPG Posts Q2 Sales and Earnings

PPG Industries (Pittsburgh, PA) reported that sales for the second quarter of 2009 were $3.1 billion, a decline of 30% and $1.4 billion, versus Q2 2008.


PPG, Dynasystems to Collaborate

PPG Industries (Pittsburgh, PA) has signed a mutual supply and marketing collaboration agreement with Dynasystems (Hampshire, UK), a global supplier of blast and ballistic protective systems...


Durability Tops Architect Priorities in Building Products

Architects consider durability the most important attribute for any building product, including “green” products, according to a new industry survey commissioned by PPG Industries. In weighi...


PPG Appoints GM for U.S. and Canada

PPG Industries has appointed Michael T. Hartings as general manager of the protective and marine coatings (PMC) business in the U.S. and Canada.


PPG Awarded MSC Contract

PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings (PMC) business has been awarded the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) Fleet Paint and Related Services contract.


PPG Introduces ‘Hacienda’ Color Palette

PPG Industries Inc.’s Pittsburgh Paints brand introduced the “Hacienda Style” Color Palette, said to reflect the warm tones of Mexican style and design.


PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY: Coil, Extrusion Coatings Color Guide

PPG Industries Inc.’s industrial coatings business recently published a color guide for Duranar liquid coil and extrusion coatings. The company previously published separate color guides for...


 
 
   

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