PPG earns 'Metal of Honor' award from Metal Roofing magazine

PITTSBURGH, March 28, 2008 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) has been named a "Metal of Honor" winner by Metal Roofing magazine. According to the magazine, the company was selected by attendees of the 2007 METALCON trade show and readers as one of the metal roofing industry’s top companies in terms of quality of products, service, delivery and competitive pricing.

PPG manufactures Duranar fluoropolymer coatings, one of the industry’s best-known brands for protecting and beautifying metal building components. The product line includes Duranar SPF infrared(IR)-reflective coatings, which help metal roofs reflect rather than absorb the sun’s heat, lowering air-conditioning costs, improving comfort for building occupants and reducing urban heat island effect.

Because Duranar SPF coatings are available in many light, medium and dark colors, they offer environmentally-conscious architects design flexibility and the energy performance needed to meet rigorous “green” building standards.

PPG recently introduced Durastar and Truform HP enhanced polyester coatings to the U.S. coatings market. Truform HP coatings are available in bright colors; Durastar coatings feature more earth tones.

By adding the Durastar and Truform HP coatings brands to its existing line of Duranar and Coraflon coatings, PPG now offers the building industry’s most comprehensive collection of coatings, from budget products for hard-working agricultural and industrial uses to colorful, high-end coatings for demanding architectural applications.

To learn more about the PPG’s coatings for the building industry, visit www.ppgideascapes.com or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA.

About PPG
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.

Coraflon, Duranar, Durastar and Truform are trademarks of PPG Industries.




Sharon Bird
PPG Industrial Coatings