PPG Aerospace displays advanced technologies at Dubai Airshow

Lightweight transparencies, coatings, sealants enhance appearance, flying experience

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 13, 2011 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) aerospace business is displaying transparencies, coatings and sealants at the Dubai Airshow that afford aircraft weight savings, attractive aesthetics and maintenance efficiencies while enhancing the flying experience for crews and passengers. The PPG Aerospace exhibit is stand E108 during the Dubai Airshow at Airport Expo, Nov. 13-17.

Sealant products on display demonstrate the unique capabilities of PPG Aerospace’s Customized Sealant Solutions program, such as PRC(R) seal caps and SEMFOAM(TM) dry bay foam. PRC seal caps are small caps molded of PRC or PRO-SEAL(TM) sealant that cures to form a flexible rubber shell. The cured caps are filled with more sealant, and then frozen to arrest curing. The seal caps are thawed and applied over fasteners to cure, affording higher quality, less waste and better uniformity than traditional extruded application. Semfoam sealant is made with reticulated polyurethane foam, die-cut to specified dimensions, impregnated with sealant, and delivered premixed and frozen. Customers thaw and install Semfoam sealant, which is fuel resistant and works especially well on structures using composites.

New coatings products featured include DESOTHANE(R) HD/CA 9000 basecoat/clearcoat, which reduces aircraft weight and provides a smooth, glossy and highly durable finish. Consisting of a heavily pigmented basecoat and clear topcoat, Desothane HD/CA 9000 basecoat/clearcoat can cut painting cycle process time by up to one full day because the fast-drying basecoat provides color in one coat, not with two or three coats as in a typical system. Using the PPG basecoat/clearcoat with new DESOPRIME(TM) CF/CA 7502 primer and DESOGEL(TM) EAP-9 metal pretreatment affords a complete chromate-free coatings system.

PPG Aerospace coatings, sealants and transparencies experts are available during the show to provide more information.

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

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 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.

 
Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Desothane and PRC are registered trademarks and DesoGel, Desoprime, Pro-Seal and Semfoam are trademarks of PRC-DeSoto International, Inc.
 
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Contact:
Catherine Torreilles
PPG Aerospace
+33 (0) 5 6149 4906
torreilles@ppg.com

Jean Verlich
JV Communications
+1 (575) 763-3997
jverlich@jvcommunications.com

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