PPG launches AQUACRON coatings intermix tinting system

For commercial coatings paint distributors

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, Nov. 17, 2011 – PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) commercial coatings group has introduced a compact intermix tinting system for AQUACRON(R) water-based resins, enabling local PPG distributors to mix about 3,000 preformulated colors of Aquacron coatings right at their store locations.

“By taking advantage of this intermix tinting system, our distributors can now offer faster turnaround on delivering cost-effective, low-VOC (volatile organic compound), water-based topcoat solutions for a range of commercial and industrial equipment applications," said Steve Podlas, PPG brand manager for commercial coatings. “It’s an easy-to-use alternative to ordering custom colors from PPG’s Custom Blend Centers, with the added capability of mixing in batch quantities as small as one gallon. Customers often cannot wait the two or three days to have product made and shipped from a blend center, so this intermix system allows the distributor to fulfill a customer’s demand the same day.”

The Aquacron coatings water-based intermix tinting system is designed for use with two fast-drying and easy-to-apply Aquacron topcoat technologies – MV 880 WR Alkyd Enamel and MV 380 WB Acrylic Enamel. The system includes 12 tints and three mixing bases for each of its topcoat resins – white, mid-tone and deep. There are six bases in all, with each supplied in short-filled containers to accommodate the addition of tints.

According to Podlas, a full complement of color-matching identification tools supports the new base-tinting system. The "Aquacron Color Chip Book" offers a selection of about 2,800 color chips and is accompanied by a fan deck containing chips for 180 of the most popular industrial colors. The Color Identifier Tool enables the distributor to perform a quick check of a target substrate color and retrieve the closest color match available in the system’s preformulated color space.

PPG’s commercial coatings group offers a full range of coating technologies for the commercial transportation and light industrial markets, including polyurethanes, alkyds, epoxies, polyurea, waterborne, pretreatment chemicals and powder coatings. PPG commercial coatings products are marketed under brands including DELFLEET(R) Evolution, DELFLEET ESSENTIAL(R), Commercial Performance Coatings and AMERCOAT(R) coatings.

For more information about PPG's commercial coatings group and the water-based, intermix tinting system for Aquacron coatings, call (800) 647-6050 or visit www.ppgcommercialcoatings.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.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark and Amercoat, Aquacron, Delfleet and Delfleet Essential are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
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Cindy Piazza
PPG Automotive Refinish