PPG approved by Volvo as preferred supplier for global dealership, independent repairs

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 15, 2008 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE: PPG) automotive refinish business has been named by Volvo Car Corp. as one of the preferred suppliers both for the automotive manufacturer’s worldwide network of dealerships and for independent collision centers around the globe. The designation includes Envirobase High Performance waterborne coatings and Nexa Autocolor Aquabase Plus coatings by PPG.

Volvo’s objective is to provide customers with premium-level repair quality in the aftermarket. Consequently, Volvo rigorously tests all materials to make certain they meet the company’s strict standards before they are approved.

“Being designated as one of the preferred suppliers by Volvo is something to take great pride in,” said Ken Davis, PPG manager, OEM business development. “Volvo is well-known for its quality, and to be one of their approved suppliers is recognition of the quality of our products. We will, of course, work closely with them to provide complete support to Volvo dealerships and independent shops around the world.”

Peter Larsson, Volvo’s deputy director, painted body engineering, said, “One of the major criteria for selecting preferred suppliers is quality assurance, which will safeguard the Volvo repair quality in our network. PPG continues to demonstrate high quality and commitment for its paint products and processes. I am very pleased to say this collaboration will bring benefits to our international network.”

PPG’s waterborne products, Envirobase High Performance coatings and Nexa Autocolor Aquabase Plus coatings, are used in North America and Europe.

For more information call 1-800-647-6050 or visit the PPG Automotive Refinish Web site at 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 has more than 150 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (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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