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PPG 2008 import color information book released

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – April 22, 2008 – PPG today introduced its all-new 2008 Import Color Information Book. The book complements the previously released 2008 Domestic Color Information Book. Together, the two books provide comprehensive coverage of vehicles being repaired in the United States today.

The book makes use of PPG’s exclusive SideView Window™ format which provides an open window adjacent to each color chip. The SideView Window—which also can be found in the 2008 Domestic Color Information Book—allows the user to place a color chip page over any part of the vehicle to identify the OEM code that best matches the required repair. In addition, both books feature color chips mounted on special gray paper that improves a technician’s ability to see subtle differences between similar colors. Information regarding the location of paint codes is found on the motor manufacturer tab pages.

Mike Henry, manager, color print and electronic tools for PPG Automotive Refinish, said, “One of the most critical processes that occurs in a bodyshop is color identification and PPG is dedicated to continuously improving the color tools we offer. Our customers told us what they wanted and we responded with a world-class, user-friendly tool that will help technicians find colors accurately and efficiently.”

To obtain a copy of the 2008 Import Color Information Book or to learn more about other PPG color identification tools, contact your local PPG distributor after June 2, 2008.

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Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 150 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. PPG’s sales in 2007 were $11.2 billion. SigmaKalon, a worldwide coatings producer based in Uithoorn, Netherlands, that PPG acquired Jan. 2, 2008, had 2007 sales of $2.9 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.