ENVIROBASE basecoat by PPG chosen by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics


STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Nov. 19, 2008 – Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), a global provider of vehicle factory-to-dealer integrated logistics solutions, has selected Envirobase High Performance basecoat by PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) to convert its nine Americas region vehicle processing centers from using a solvent to a waterborne paint system. The centers are located throughout North America at WWL operations and are equipped for vehicle services such as upgrades, body and paint repair and accessory installation.

“WWL is continuously striving to minimize its impact on the environment. We have worked with PPG since 1990, and the conversion to Envirobase HP waterborne basecoat is the right thing to do,” said Greg Harrison, WWL Vehicle Services Americas, Inc., vice president of plant operations. “I value PPG as a loyal WWL partner and look forward to continuing our relationship with PPG.”

Waterborne basecoat technology is typically used by manufacturers to create the original color on today’s vehicles. According to PPG, the use of its waterborne color toners in collision repair centers provides the enhanced ability to match a vehicle’s original finish. In addition, using Envirobase High Performance basecoat for refinishing vehicles helps improve air quality by significantly reducing the amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released into the atmosphere.

PPG will immediately begin to implement the steps toward waterborne conversion, according to Ken Davis, manager original equipment manufacturer (OEM) business development, PPG Industries. “We are happy to take our relationship with WWL to the next level and are eager to provide them with our complete support and the high-quality products they require for success,” he said.

For more information about Envirobase High Performance basecoat and other products, call 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.

Envirobase is a trademark of PPG Industries.

 

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