PPG experts present at China International Composites Industrial Technical Expo

SHANGHAI, Sept. 1, 2011 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE: PPG) fiber glass business will exhibit in booth A917/921 during the 17th China International Composites Industrial Technical Expo at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition Center, Sept. 7-9 – one of the biggest and most influential composites exhibitions in Asia.

PPG will feature fiber glass products such as its newest long-fiber thermoplastic (LFT) single-end roving and HYBON(R) 2026 direct draw fiber glass for wind energy and other plastics reinforcement applications. In addition, the company will display high-strength fiber glass-reinforced plastics manufactured by its customers, and it will reserve a portion of the booth for lectures by two PPG experts. Both presentations will include market forecasts and rich technical information.

In both the PPG booth and the expo’s technical seminar, Gerry Marino, PPG global director of transportation and consumer markets for fiber glass, will address current and emerging uses of glass fiber-reinforced plastics in the automotive industry, and the implications for glass fiber in this field, in “Automotive Industry Market and Technology Related to Glass Fiber-Reinforced Composites.” Discussion will cover PPG’s history of automotive innovation and the use of fiber glass products such as CHOPVANTAGE(R) chopped strands and TUFROV(TM) LFT direct draw roving in auto-related applications.

Dr. Carrie Guo, technical manager for fiber glass at the PPG China Technology Center in Suzhou, will discuss the equipment and methodology PPG uses in its fiber glass application lab in China to help customers evaluate raw materials, improve product performance and streamline production in “PPG Fiber Glass Science and Technology Innovation to Develop Competitive Products.”

Lecture Timetable:
Automotive Industry Market and Technology Related to Glass Fiber-Reinforced Plastics
  • Sept. 7 (Wednesday), 10 a.m. in PPG booth and 1:30 p.m in Conference room #3
  • Sept. 8 (Thursday), 10:30 a.m. in PPG booth
PPG Fiber Glass Science and Technology Innovation to Develop Competitive Products
  • Sept. 7 (Wednesday), 3 p.m. in PPG booth
  • Sept. 8 (Thursday), 11 a.m. in PPG booth

PPG Fiber Glass is a global manufacturer of reinforcement materials for thermoset and thermoplastic composite applications with manufacturing and research facilities in the United States, Europe and Asia. It serves the transportation, energy, infrastructure and consumer markets, as well as electronic circuit board and specialty yarn markets. For more information, visit www.ppgfiberglass.com.

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.

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Hunter Lee
PPG China
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