PPG to feature waterborne basecoat systems at NACE


STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 7, 2007 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE: PPG) automotive refinish business will feature its waterborne high-performance basecoat systems at the NACE International Autobody Congress & Exposition, booth W1317, and PPG waterborne product manager Doug Beuke will be the featured speaker at the NACE seminar “Introduction to Waterborne,” Friday, Nov. 2.

Topics for the waterborne seminar include:
  • Exploring the new requirements and the steps necessary to successfully implement waterborne technology,
  • Discussing legislation overview/status and learn about the facility equipment requirements/recommendations and the impacts to shop productivity, and
  • Discovering the benefits of waterborne versus solvent technology and learning about the conversion process and training requirements.
Information on the Envirobase High Performance and NEXA Autocolor Aquabase Plus waterborne basecoat systems by PPG, as well as PPG’s “Convert With Confidence” seminars and planning guide, will be available in the booth. Building on the heritage of the world’s first commercially viable waterborne refinish basecoat introduced in 1992, today’s advanced PPG and NEXA Autocolor waterborne basecoat systems are being used successfully by thousands of collision centers across the world.

For more information on PPG products and services, visit www.ppgrefinish.com or contact a local PPG distributor.

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.

Aquabase, Envirobase and NEXA Autocolor 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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