PPG presents new portfolio of glass compositions at JEC Europe 2012

PITTSBURGH, April 5, 2012 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) fiber glass business presented a technical seminar on INNOFIBER(R) specialty glass composition fibers during last week’s JEC Europe 2012 in Paris. A similar presentation was made in March during COMPOSITES 2012 in Las Vegas.

“Our presentation in Europe offered an opportunity for PPG to present the products that are part of our new specialty glass composition fiber portfolio, as well as to reinforce that we continue to offer the products our customers have valued and trusted for more than 60 years – our standard E-Glass reinforcements and yarns, which are core to the industry,” said Cheryl Richards, PPG global market development manager for energy and infrastructure markets.

“What’s exciting is that we now offer our customers alternatives to help them meet the changing demands of the market and provide options for their continued growth.”

PPG presented key benefits of the INNOFIBER specialty glass composition fibers as well as recent laboratory test results from PPG’s Shelby, N.C., fiber glass research and development facility. The results, using rovings that paired INNOFIBER glass composition fibers and proprietary fiber glass sizing chemistry, displayed how these products exceed the corrosion-resistance and modulus-performance limits of standard E-Glass.

INNOFIBER specialty glass fibers expand the performance boundaries of traditional fiber glass reinforcements,” said Richard Heilman, PPG global business director for energy and infrastructure markets. “INNOFIBER CR boron-free glass composition fiber is engineered for performance and provides excellent corrosion resistance in acidic environments, while our high-modulus INNOFIBER XM glass composition fibers offer better stiffness and lighter weight that benefits end-use applications that utilize highly oriented fiber reinforcements.”

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.

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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.

 
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Contact:
Laurie Cochran
PPG Fiber Glass
412-820-8748
lcochran@ppg.com
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