Kingspan-Benchmark joins PPG certified metal panel program

Company becomes charter member of exclusive new certification program

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 18, 2010 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) announced that Kingspan-Benchmark, Columbus, Ohio, has joined the new PPG Certified Metal Panel Program (PPG/CMPP).

Administered by the PPG coil and extrusion coatings group, PPG/CMPP is a certification program that gives architects a direct channel to an elite group of metal panel manufacturers certified by PPG to apply high-performance Duranar, Duranar ULTRA-Cool and Coraflon fluoropolymer coatings to metal building components and/or to specify, design, fabricate and/or install aluminum components pre-painted with these coatings.

Louise Foody, marketing manager for Kingspan-Benchmark, said membership in PPG/CMPP signals her firm’s ongoing commitment to quality and service to architects. “We are pleased to be one of the first members of this new PPG certification program,” she explained. “In a competitive market, we pride ourselves on the color consistency, performance and versatility of our metal panels, and our partnership with PPG further communicates the high standards we set for ourselves and our products.”

To learn more about the PPG Certified Metal Panel Program, call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332) or visit

About Kingspan-Benchmark
Kingspan-Benchmark is the architectural division of Kingspan Group plc, global leaders in sustainable building products. Benchmark produces the Designwall Series of insulated metal wall panels that can be installed vertically, horizontally or at any angle. The panels are particularly suited to custom applications such as curves, corners, fascia-soffit bends and other special shapes. For more information, visit

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

Coraflon, Duranar, PPG Certified Metal Panel Program and ULTRA-Cool are trademarks of PPG Industries.
Designwall is a trademark of Kingspan-Benchmark.




Sharon Bird
PPG Industrial Coatings