PPG extends partnership with Ebtech Industrial

MIL-TOUGH ICB blast/ballistic panels provide asset protection and blast mitigation


Perimeter walls and protective cladding with MIL-TOUGH(R) ICB blast/ballistic panels from PPG Industries: Mil-Tough ICB panel products from PPG are custom fabricated from a precast platform and can be incorporated into single- or multi-story modular or liftable structures, as well as new or existing permanent structures, or used as overhead protection. The panels offer asset protection and integrated blast/ballistic and fragmentation performance. (Photo courtesy of Ebtech Industrial Building Solutions.)
PITTSBURGH, Sep. 27, 2011 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE: PPG) fiber glass business has announced the extension of its partnership with Ebtech Industrial, a global supplier of modular building solutions, by offering MIL-TOUGH(R) ICB (inorganic composite binder) blast/ballistic panels – an innovative, lightweight and cost-effective alternative to steel-reinforced concrete for asset protection and blast mitigation.

In partnership with the Industrial Hardening and Protective Systems division of Ebtech Industrial Building Solutions (Ebtech), PPG is bringing a complete integrated building solution to the marketplace, addressing the demand for asset protection that extends beyond government and military needs.

“Our proven experience in delivering innovative, industry-leading modular building solutions for the toughest structural challenges makes us a leader in building protection solutions,” said Mario Kyd, president of Ebtech. “Partnering with PPG allows us to be at the forefront – on a global scale – with this total integrated solution for asset protection and blast mitigation.”

Mil-Tough ICB panel products – part of PPG’s portfolio of solutions for blast and ballistics applications – were successfully marketed and commercialized with Ebtech in 2010. The blast/ballistic panels, which integrate unique ceramic concrete technology and composite construction techniques, were developed through PPG’s government solutions cross-business sales initiative.

“When compared to other available technologies, these panels offer an innovative, lightweight and cost-effective building solution for the challenging asset-protection marketplace,” according to Kevin Richardson, PPG market development manager for fiber glass. “We foresee a number of military, government, and commercial physical protection applications where these panels provide a unique value proposition for blast mitigation.”

Mil-Tough ICB panels from PPG are custom fabricated from a precast platform at PPG’s fiber glass manufacturing facility in Shelby, N.C. The panels can be incorporated into a modular or liftable structure, containers, permanent structures (new or retrofit) and freestanding perimeter wall and barrier systems. Mil-Tough ICB building panel solutions are suitable for government, military and oil and gas market applications worldwide.

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.

About Ebtech Industrial
Ebtech Industrial Building Solutions is a global supplier of modular building systems, pre-engineered structures and hardened protective technologies. Based in Connellsville, Pa., its products are not only manufactured and assembled in the United States and market proven – they are also backed by a 10-year limited warranty. Ebtech’s wall systems offer unique, complementary advantages for many specialized building and materials needs. For more information, visit www.ebtechindustrial.com.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.(TM)
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 is a trademark and Mil-Tough is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
 
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Contact:
Laurie Cochran
PPG Fiber Glass
412-820-8748
lcochran@ppg.com
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