PPG issues warranty for DURANAR coatings used with photovoltaic systems

Warranty for coatings used with BIPV systems on metal roofs with approved substrates

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 9, 2009 – PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) has issued a standard 30-year warranty for Duranar coatings used with building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) systems on standing seam metal roofs with approved substrates. Approved substrates include galvalume, acrylic-coated galvalume, galvanized steel and aluminum.

Tom McKay, product manager for PPG coil and extrusion coatings, said the warranty for Duranar coatings is equal or superior to other industry offerings and demonstrates PPG’s commitment to supporting the latest advances in sustainable roofing technologies. “PPG offers proven, tested solutions that enable architects and building owners to design durable, attractive buildings that save energy,” he said. “That includes supporting next-generation technologies such as laminated photovoltaics.”

For more details about the warranty for Duranar coatings with laminated photovoltaic roofing systems, call 1-800-258-6398 or visit www.ppgideascapes.com.

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.

Duranar is a trademark of PPG Industries.




Sharon Bird
PPG Industrial Coatings

Asia/Pacific Contact:
Hunter Lee
PPG China
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