PPG launches COLORMOBILE for ‘on-the-road’ online access to color formulas

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Nov. 23, 2009 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business has introduced the ColorMobile tool for fast and easy Internet access to all its formulas for domestic and import vehicle colors. The ColorMobile tool is designed for repairers who work away from collision centers and need access to color formulations wherever they travel. All that’s needed to use it is a password and a mobile device with access to the Internet.

“We’re very excited to offer ColorMobile to our customers,” said Beth Ramsey, PPG global color marketing and communications manager. “It’s the ideal solution for vehicle refinishers who work on the road and otherwise would not have access to our color databases via their desktop computers. ColorMobile gives them instant, 24-7 access to the information they need wherever they’re working. ColorMobile is a valuable and productive tool, and a key part of the PPG Color Retrieval System.”

Using the ColorMobile tool, repairers are able to tap into the PPG or Nexa Autocolor online color Web sites. Color formulas are updated daily, and the database contains both National Rule and compliant/waterborne system information covering all manufacturer colors including both prime and variant formulations. In addition, because the ColorMobile tool is designed specifically for mobile repairers, it offers the ability to mix very small amounts – as little as one ounce – as needed. To use the ColorMobile tool, a repairer simply accesses the appropriate URL and enters an approved password and e-mail address.

For more information about the ColorMobile tool and PPG Color Retrieval System, 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, 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.

ColorMobile and Nexa Autocolor are trademarks of PPG Industries.




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