New PPG white paper helps architects, owners evaluate coatings warranties

Document covers terms, conditions, performance issues

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 25, 2010 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) has published a new white paper that helps architects, specifiers, consultants and building owners evaluate and compare extrusion coatings warranties from architectural coating suppliers.

The six-page document examines warranty terms and conditions, and details performance variables such as film integrity, weathering and corrosion resistance as they relate to industry-standard specifications from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and Qualicoat.

Henry L. Lowman, PPG global director of extrusion coatings, said the white paper helps building professionals thoroughly understand warranty issues so they can more effectively protect their coatings investment.

“The metal coating industry is constantly evolving and there are many suppliers in different parts of the world issuing different kinds of warranties,” he explained. “This document will help people who buy metal coatings ask the right questions and negotiate the right warranty terms before they commit to a purchase that can costs millions of dollars.”

For more information, or to download a copy of the white paper, visit or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA.

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 2009 were $12.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit




Sharon Bird
PPG Industrial Coatings