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PPG introduces DuraBull heavy-duty protective coating

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – May 4, 2009 – PPG Commercial Coatings has introduced DuraBull™ heavy-duty protective coating, the latest addition to its line of fleet-focused products. DuraBull™ marks the ultimate in performance and durability protection for heavy-duty fleet vehicles through its advanced aliphatic polyurea coating technology.

DuraBull™ is corrosion-resistant and extremely effective in protecting heavy-duty truck high-use work areas such as truck beds, trailer floors, running boards, steps and deck lids where non-skid surfaces are critical. DuraBull™ is also designed to provide a variety of texturing for the inside of cabs, cabinets and storage spaces. The new product incorporates the pioneering technology PPG first introduced to the automotive OEM market in a factory-applied truck bedliner. That technology has now been refined by PPG to set the standard for durability and resistance to corrosion, and the damage that tools, equipment, debris, abrasives and chemicals can cause.

“DuraBull™ is a great addition to our line of protection and anti-corrosion fleet products,” says John Lewis, PPG commercial brand manager. “Factory-tough DuraBull™ provides superb exterior durability and exceptional fade resistance. In weatherometer testing, DuraBull™ outlasted the competition, retaining more than twice the gloss of its nearest competitor at the 586-hour mark. Yet, it’s lighter in weight and requires less material and labor to apply.”

DuraBull™ features include:

  • Excellent impact and crack resistance
  • Superior performance at 1/3 the aftermarket film build
  • Dries to the touch in minutes
  • Ideal non-skid surface to keep cargo in place and avoid slips
  • Available in safety gray and black, with tinted color capability

A wide variety of available finish textures combined with DuraBull™’s color capability allow for a nearly unlimited range of potential applications.

about ppg

Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2008 were $15.8 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

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