New PPG professional paint solutions website provides comprehensive online tool

PITTSBURGH, March 20, 2012 – From architects and specifiers to contractors and residential painters, the recently launched ppgpro.com website from PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) architectural coatings business helps paint professionals easily find the products, information and resources relevant to their needs.

Organized into five professional segments – commercial, new home, multi-family, industrial and residential – ppgpro.com delivers to visitors in two clicks or fewer targeted content such as most popular products, key services and support, color tools and ecological solutions.

Professionals can quickly find the products they need at ppgpro.com with a unique dynamic product search tool that offers more than a dozen filters such as brand, substrate and conformance standard. The search tool makes it easy to identify product features and benefits and to find and save Technical Data and Material Safety Data Sheets.

Additionally, sustainable-building professionals can find detailed information about PPG products’ compliance with governmental regulations, third-party certifications and LEED®. The site also offers color tools and services for commercial and residential designers as well as a new intelligent retail locator and the latest PPG Architectural Coatings news relevant to professionals.

“With ppgpro.com, our professional customers now have a one-stop shop for all of our products, services and support,” said Dori Marks, PPG senior marketing manager. “This makes it easier for customers to find specific, relevant and meaningful information.”

PPG Architectural Coatings is an industry leader serving professionals and homeowners through a network of company stores and independent dealers across North America under the PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS®, PPG PORTER PAINTS® and PPG brands. To learn more about PPG Architectural Coatings and PPG services, or to find a location that sells paints from any of the PPG Architectural Coatings brands, visit www.ppgpro.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 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 of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
PPG Pittsburgh Paints and PPG Porter Paints are registered trademarks of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.
LEED – an acronym for the phrase “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” – is a registered trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council.
 
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Contact:
Dori Marks
PPG Architectural Coatings
412-434-3180
marks@ppg.com

Alyson Rotz
Mullen
412-402-0113
alyson.rotz@mullen.com

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