PPG quick-application windshield coating kit available for general aviation

Each SURFACE SEAL coating kit treats one glass windshield to shed water

Rodney Mitchell, PPG senior product support engineer, demonstrates the ease and convenience of using the SURFACE SEAL(R) Quick Application Hydrophobic Coating kit in the field by wiping the rain-repellent coating onto a glass aircraft windshield.
ATLANTA, Oct. 18, 2010 – Operators of general-aviation aircraft can now temporarily restore windshield rain repellency in the field with the easy-to-use hydrophobic coating kit by PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) aerospace transparencies group.

The SURFACE SEAL(R) Quick Application Hydrophobic Coating kit by PPG Aerospace can be used by general-aviation aircraft operators who are not in a maintenance service location and do not have immediate access to Surface Seal coating application by a trained service professional. They can treat one glass windshield in a few minutes to restore or maintain water shedding for improved visibility without the need for wipers.

“We developed the fast coating process to meet the quick turnaround time needs of airlines, and are making it available for general aviation,” said Arthur Scott, PPG Aerospace global director for general aviation transparencies. “More airframe manufacturers are specifying cockpit windows with Surface Seal coating by PPG. We want to support general aviation operators flying aircraft with windows having this proprietary coating by providing a convenient solution when they don’t have the opportunity for a standard application.”

The Surface Seal coating quick-application kit contains ampoules of the proprietary hydrophobic coating liquid, paper drying towels, applicator pads and gloves.

Coating application is simple, Scott said. “The glass is cleaned, the coating is wiped on, and you are ready to fly.”

Surface Seal coating application with the quick kit affords the same rain-shedding benefits on glass as with factory or standard coating application, Scott said, but it requires reapplication sooner. Operators are advised to continue to use the original hydrophobic coating when possible and to order replacement transparencies with factory-applied Surface Seal coating for longer service life.

PPG Aerospace is announcing availability for general-aviation operators of the Surface Seal Quick Application Hydrophobic Coating kit at the National Business Aviation Association convention Oct. 19-21 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Information is available at the PPG Aerospace exhibit at booth 4053.

Kits may be purchased by contacting PPG Aerospace – Transparencies customer service in Huntsville, Ala., at 256-851-7001.

PPG Aerospace is the aerospace products and services business of PPG Industries. PPG Aerospace – Transparencies is the world’s largest supplier of aircraft windshields, windows and canopies. PPG Aerospace – PRC-DeSoto is the leading global producer and distributor of aerospace coatings, sealants, and packaging and application systems.

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.

Surface Seal is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

Audrey Fujimoto
PPG Aerospace

Jean Verlich
JV Communications