PPG announces advisories on recreational water industry issues

Research findings to help facilities operate more safely, effectively, efficiently

PITTSBURGH, July 23, 2009 – The Accu-Tab commercial pool water treatment group of PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) announces the launch of a series of informational advisories highlighting issues of importance to recreational water professionals. The advisories’ information and corresponding action steps are based on feedback from a survey of qualified commercial pool owners and operators throughout the United States.

“These advisories will provide pool owners and operators with practical and useful information in addition to interesting statistics,” said Frank Schiffman, PPG marketing manager, calcium hypochlorite. “The survey yielded a wealth of information on wide-ranging topics from various role-players in the recreational water industry. Because of this and the importance of each covered topic, we felt the findings would best be shared in an ongoing series of information bulletins.”

The first few advisory topics will focus on areas such as current and upcoming health and safety guidelines, proper facility maintenance and staff training, and environmental or “green” technology initiatives. In addition to PPG water treatment expert insights and perspectives, these reports will provide action steps gleaned from well-respected industry associations and organizations.

“Ultimately, the advisories will inform pool owners and operators of where the recreational water industry is headed,” said Mike Hoops, business manager, calcium hypochlorite. “They will also offer actionable steps for operating facilities in a way that meets regulations and keeps patrons safe and happy.”

PPG is a leading supplier of both commercial and industrial water chlorination systems. The Accu-Tab system is based on patented technology and has been used worldwide for more than a decade.

About PPG
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2008 were $15.8 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Accu-Tab is a trademark of PPG Industries.




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