PPG to sponsor design competition for bath enclosures

BEMA Design Awards winners to be announced in Atlanta, Sept. 12-14

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 29, 2011 – PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG), the manufacturer of CLARVISTA(TM) shower glass, announced that it will sponsor the Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association’s (BEMA’s) 14th Annual Design Awards Competition. The yearly contest, which began in 1996, showcases innovation and excellence in the fast-growing field of glass enclosure design. Winners will be announced at The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Atlanta, Sept.12-14.

Clarvista glass is an innovative shower glass developed by PPG that, with regular maintenance, looks newer for a longer time than do other shower glass products. Designed for bath and shower enclosures in upscale homes and commercial spas and resorts, it features a proprietary coating that seals the glass surface, making it more resistant to corrosion caused by heat, humidity, soap and chemicals in household cleaning products. When used with STARPHIRE(R) glass by PPG, Clarvista glass offers superior clarity.

Starphire glass was featured in one of last year’s BEMA award-winning designs.

To learn more, or to order Clarvista glass product samples or literature, call 1-888-PPG-GLAS (774-4527) or visit www.ppgclarvista.com.

About BEMA
The Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association (BEMA) is a collaborative, international glass and glazing industry organization committed to the advancement of the manufacture, promotion, sales and safe installation of tub and shower enclosures.

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 60 countries around the world. 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.

Bringing innovation to the surface and Clarvista are trademarks and Starphire is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Rob Struble
PPG Flat Glass