Alcan Composites USA is fourth member of PPG certified metal panel program

Company joins exclusive certification program


PITTSBURGH, Feb. 17, 2010 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) announced that Alcan Composites USA, Benton, Ky., has joined its 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.

Tom Seitz, director of sales and marketing of Alcan Composites USA, said his company is proud to be one of the first companies certified in the PPG/CMPP program. “Our Alucobond composites are used for metal building panels throughout the world,” he explained. “When they are specified with the added bonus of a PPG certification, architects and building owners can be even more sure our panels will deliver the color consistency and performance they expect.”

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

About Alcan Composites USA
Alcan Composites USA specializes in the manufacturing of Alucobond aluminum composite for architectural markets in North and South America. Alucobond composites are known for their light weight, consistent color and finish options, and their ability to form textures or curves. 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 2009 were $12.2 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.
Alucobond is a trademark of Alcan Composites USA.
Sharon Bird
PPG Industrial Coatings