PPG-Devold receives ISO 9001:2008 registration

Management system focuses on product quality and customer satisfaction

SHELBY, N.C., May 24, 2011 – PPG-Devold, LLC, a joint venture of PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) and Devold AMT, has received registration from UL DQS Inc. after auditors found the company’s quality system to be in compliance with ISO 9001:2008. The company manufactures multiaxial stitched fabrics for the composites industry at its operation in Shelby, N.C.

“PPG-Devold has always had a strong focus on quality and customer satisfaction,” said Herb Elder, president and operations manager, PPG-Devold. “The ISO 9001:2008 registration illustrates our commitments to quality, to supporting our customers, and to meeting the strict demands of the industry. It is consistent with our goal to be a world-class supplier in the composites market that inspires confidence in customers who purchase our multiaxial fabrics.”

PPG-Devold implemented its quality management system when the operation launched in 2007, with the goal of achieving ISO certification by mid-year 2011. The system provides a logical, organized process for ensuring product quality, on-time supply and immediate responsiveness to customers’ requests, helping PPG-Devold to achieve customer satisfaction.
 
With the registration process completed, Elder said PPG-Devold should receive formal certification for compliance with ISO 9001:2008 by the end of June.

ISO 9001 is an internationally recognized Quality Management System, which defines standards to help companies and organizations achieve consistent results and continually improve processes. ISO 9001:2008, previously called ISO 9001:2000, is part of the ISO 9000 family of standards. Although they have different names and are managed by individual member country entities around the world, the standards, quality documents and requirements for certification are the same globally.

About Devold AMT
Devold AMT AS is a leading supplier of multiaxial stitched fiber reinforcements for the composites industry, particularly for use in wind energy applications. Its headquarters are located in Langevåg, Norway, with additional manufacturing facilities in Lithuania and the United States. Devold AMT AS is a subsidiary of Hexagon Composites ASA, which is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (symbol: HEX). For more information, visit www.amt.no.

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 2010 were $13.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

About PPG-Devold
PPG-Devold, LLC, is a 50-50 joint venture of Devold AMT AS and PPG Industries, Inc., established in 2007 to supply multiaxial stitched fabrics for the composites industry. With headquarters in Shelby, N.C., the company’s products leverage the combined strengths of Devold AMT, a global leader in the mass production of stitched composite reinforcements, and PPG, a global manufacturer of fiber glass reinforcement materials for thermoset, thermoplastic and composite applications.

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Contact:
Herb Elder
PPG-Devold, LLC
704-434-2261
helder@ppg.com
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