PPG certifies PHI KHA for application of DURANAR PVDF, powder coatings

New paint line in operation at PHI KHA factory in Bac Ninh

Willie Wu, PPG general manager industrial coatings, Asia/Pacific (left), awards a certificate to Nguyen Phi Kha, chairman and general director of PHI KHA Co., Ltd.
BAC NINH, Vietnam, March 25, 2010 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) has certified PHI KHA’s new paint system line in its factory in Tien Son Industrial Park, Bac Ninh, Vietnam, for the application of Duranar(R) polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) coatings and powder coatings.

The fully automatic paint line, which began production in October 2009, runs at a speed of about 2 meters per minute to bring aluminum bars into automatic powder-coating spraying chambers. Finished products are coated aluminum extrusion items such as cladding, curtainwalls, window frames and glazing systems, all of which meet the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s international standards. Proposed annual output capacity for the line is 200,000 square meters of coated aluminum with multicolor painting.

About PHI KHA Co., Ltd.
With more than 20 years of experience in the aluminum field, PHI KHA Trading Service Production is one of the top companies in consulting, designing, manufacturing and fabrication of architectural aluminum and glass systems for buildings. With experienced managers, aluminum and glass experts, engineers and staff training domestically and abroad, PHI KHA is becoming a trusted partner of investors and contractors in Vietnam and around the world. For more information, visit http://www.phikha.com/en/index.php.

About PPG
PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Founded in 1883, the company serves customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, PPG operates in more than 60 countries around the globe. Sales in 2009 were $12.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Duranar is trademark of PPG Industries.
Hunter Lee
PPG China
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