PPG protective and marine coatings introduces PSX 700SG

Coating designed, qualified for U.S. Navy and government marine applications

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 14, 2010 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE: PPG) protective and marine coatings (PMC) business has introduced PSX 700SG for use by United States Navy vessels and other federal marine coatings applications.

The new product is a semi-gloss version of PPG’s patented PSX 700 epoxy polysiloxane coating and has been engineered to meet and exceed marine coating requirements established by the U.S. government. PSX 700SG is approved on the U.S. Navy Qualified Product List (QPL) for topside and freeboard applications and meets the U.S. Navy Federal Standard Color standards for Haze Gray. PSX 700SG also complies with U.S. Department of Defense MIL-PRF-24635E, Type V (high-durability), Type VI (high-durability, low-volatile organic compound), Class 2 (semi-gloss), Grade B (low solar-absorbing) specifications.

Steve Feldman, PPG national sales director, protective coatings, North America, said PSX 700SG is a cutting-edge product that can reduce the total operating cost of government vessels. “In addition to its low-VOC formulation, PSX 700SG has unlimited recoatability, making touch-up and maintenance easier while being a color-stable LSA (low solar-absorbing) coating.”

PSX 700SG also offers superior abrasion resistance, wide cure-temperature flexibility and unique surface tension to minimize rust or dirt streaking.

To learn more, visit www.ppgpmc.com/northamerica or call 1-888-9PPGPMC (977-4762).

PPG’s PMC business is a world leader in protective and marine coatings. Its products protect customers’ assets in some of the world’s most demanding conditions and environments, such as projects in energy, infrastructure and marine markets. PPG PMC (ppgpmc.com) features Amercoat, Sigma Coatings and other brand families.

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.

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Contact:
Edward Brunins
PPG Protective & Marine Coatings
412-434-3275
ebrunins@ppg.com
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