PPG-Painted "Checkered Past" Takes 50th Annual Ridler Award
April 2, 2013 – April 2, 2013 – “Checkered Past,” an awe-inspiring 1940 Ford coupe featuring a dazzling red PPG paint finish by Charley Hutton has won the 2013 Ridler Award, one of the custom car world’s most coveted honors. The announcement was made at the 61st annual Detroit Autorama held at Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit.
PPG Platinum Distributor of the Year Award Goes to Kentucky-Based Gipe Automotive
March 27, 2013 – Gipe Automotive, Inc., has been named the PPG 2012 Platinum Distributor of the Year. The announcement was made by Bob Wenzinger, director of the PPG Platinum Distributor program, during the awards banquet at the annual PPG Platinum Distributor Conference held February 14-17, at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.
PPG Announces NTEA Show Participation
March 1, 2013 – PPG Commercial Coatings will be exhibiting its advanced coating products at the NTEA annual trade event—The Work Truck Show—in Indianapolis at the Indianapolis Convention Center March 6-8.
PPG Set to Exhibit at NATM Show
February 15, 2013 – PPG Commercial Coatings has announced it will be exhibiting at the 25th annual National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) National Convention and Trade Show in Charleston, South Carolina, at the Charleston Area Convention Center February 20-22.
PPG Launches Global Matte Clearcoat System
January 3, 2013 –PPG Automotive Refinish has expanded its popular PPG Global Refinish System® line with the addition of two new versatile, reduced-gloss clearcoats—D8115 Matte and D8117 Semi-Gloss. The new clearcoats make up the innovative PPG Global Matte Clearcoat System and are formulated to allow a wide range of low gloss finish levels.
PPG Launches ALK28-901 Topcoat
January 3, 2013 – PPG Commercial Coatings has introduced ALK28-901, a factory-packaged, 2.8 VOC alkyd enamel intended for general industrial use. The new black topcoat is economical, fast-drying and suitable for trailers, metal fabrications, castings, cabinets, machinery and heavy equipment.
PPG Brings Innovation to the Classroom
November 8, 2012 – As part of an ongoing community outreach program, PPG Automotive Refinish business development manager Steve Topczewski and elite painters Jeremy Seanor and Jason Lutton went to Hudson Middle School, Hudson, Ohio, on October 19, and spent the day providing eighth grade students with an insider’s look at automotive refinish color and technology.
PPG Introduces Delfleet® Essential Basecoat
July 24, 2012 – PPG Commercial Coatings has launched Delfleet® Essential Basecoat, a 3.5 VOC basecoat designed to complement the Delfleet product line and increase its capabilities.
PPG Launches New CRE Series Primers
May 2, 2012 – </strong>PPG Commercial Coatings has introduced an enhanced version of its CRE Series corrosion-resistant epoxy primers. The new primers replace all versions of the CRE products currently sold in North America.
PPG Teams Up with John Force Racing
October 29, 2012
PPG has partnered with the National Hot Rod Association’s (NHRA) John Force Racing team. The team, led by the legendary John Force—one of the most successful racers in the history of drag racing—is a dominant presence in the NHRA with a long list of wins and championships to its credit.
PPG Announces 2012 SEMA Exhibit Features
October 23, 2012 – PPG is putting an upbeat stamp on its booth at this year’s SEMA show October 30-November 2, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. PPG has turned booth 24501 into a country-western themed setting designed to give visitors a warm and welcoming reception.
PPG Introduces New Waterborne Primers
October 10, 2012 – PPG, continuing its leadership in waterborne technology, has launched two new waterborne primer surfacers, Envirobase® High Performance EPW115 Waterborne Speed Prime and Aquabase® Plus P950-5505 Waterborne Primer Surfacer, for the automotive refinish industry.