PPG to highlight cool roof coatings at 2012 International Roofing Expo

PPG Industries will exhibit the complete line of environmentally progressive DURANAR(R) ULTRA-COOL(R) coatings for metal roofs at the 2012 International Roofing Expo in Orlando, Feb. 22-24. Duranar ULTRA-Cool coatings, which can help metal roofs to stay cooler, are pictured here on the clubhouse at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore. To learn more, visit PPG at booth 419.
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 9, 2012 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) will exhibit the complete line of environmentally progressive DURANAR(R) and CORAFLON(R) coatings for metal roofs and building panels in booth 419 at the 2012 International Roofing Expo in Orlando, Feb. 22-24.

Duranar ULTRA-COOL(R) and SUPERL(R) II ULTRA-Cool coatings are formulated with proprietary infrared-reflective pigments that deflect solar energy away from buildings, which enables buildings to stay cooler and consume less energy. PPG also will present Duranar VARI-COOL(R) coatings for metal building panels, which feature special pigments that shift color according to ambient lighting conditions and the angle from which they are viewed.

Duranar and Superl II ULTRA-Cool coatings comply with the ENERGY STAR(R) reflectance limits for steep-slope or low-slope roofing products. Also, PPG has registered more than 250 ULTRA-Cool coatings colors with the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC). Metal roof manufacturers at the Roofing Expo can meet with PPG representatives there to expedite registration of their cool roof coating colors with the CRRC and ENERGY STAR programs.

Visitors to the PPG booth will find information about Duranar and Coraflon powder coatings, which combine the aesthetic advantages of traditional liquid coatings with the environmental and durability benefits of powder coatings. Compared to traditionally manufactured powder coatings, Duranar powder coatings require 40 percent less time to produce and achieve close to 100 percent first-run, batch-to-batch color consistency. They also are less expensive to transport, use less water and generate 15 percent less manufacturing waste than liquid coatings.

To learn more, visit PPG at booth 419, call 1-800-258-6398 or visit www.ppgideascapes.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 2011 were $14.9 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 Coraflon, Duranar, Superl, ULTRA-Cool and VARI-Cool are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
ENERGY STAR is a joint trademark of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Sharon Bird
PPG Industrial Coatings