PPG introduces DC4125 CERAMICLEAR for its DELTRON product systems

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 4, 2007 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE: PPG) automotive refinish business has introduced DC4125 CeramiClear mar- and scratch-resistant clearcoat for the Deltron family of refinish products. This extremely durable clear creates a glasslike, extremely hard surface for superior gloss retention and resistance to car wash and polish scratches.

PPG introduced an OEM version of CeramiClear clearcoat in 2003 for Mercedes-Benz. The refinish version of CeramiClear clearcoat, D8126 for use with the Global Refinish System, was released the following year and won the Gold award at the International Grands Prix for Technical Innovation in Europe in 2005, recognizing expertise and technical excellence in the vehicle equipment sector.

“Both versions of the refinish CeramiClear clearcoat, DC4125 and D8126, perform to the same standards as the OEM finish. Both are unparalleled in scratch, mar and acid-etch resistance and retention of gloss,” said Randy Cremeans, manager, collision segments, North America, for PPG Automotive Refinish. “PPG’s technical team in Allison Park, Pennsylvania, specifically developed tougher durability tests for OEM CeramiClear, because no automotive coating had achieved this level of mar resistance before.”

DC4125 is designated for use with PPG’s DBC and DBU Refinish Systems, and it is designed for the repair of cars that have a CeramiClear OE finish. A high-solids clear, it meets all current VOC limits and is suitable for use in Southern California Districts. DC4125 is formulated for use with DCH4126 CeramiClear Hardener. For more information, contact your local PPG distributor or call the PPG Customer Focus Center at 440/572-2800, or visit www.ppgrefinish.com.

About PPG
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company employs more than 34,000 people and has 125 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates in more than 25 countries. Sales in 2006 were $11 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York and Philadelphia stock exchanges (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

CeramiClear, Deltron and Global are trademarks of PPG Industries.

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Contact:
Calvinia Fields
PPG Automotive Refinish
440-572-2800
cfields@ppg.com

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