PPG hosts customer conference on building materials in Chengdu

Bolsters Western China construction market, promotes industry exchange


Willie Wu, PPG vice president, industrial coatings, Asia Pacific
CHENGDU, China, July 23, 2012 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) industrial coatings business hosted a customer conference in Chengdu, China, recently to exchange ideas on fluoropolymer coatings and curtain walls. More than 100 guests from design institutes, real estate developers and curtain wall manufacturers in Southwest China attended, and the conference received generous assistance from Sichuan Seven Color Building Materials Co., Ltd.

Cities in the western region, led by Chengdu, have seen tremendous economic growth the past few years in response to China's Western Development Strategy and accelerated urbanization. This growth has fueled development of the regional construction industry. PPG planned a customer conference in Chengdu after hosting a DURANAR(R) coatings certified applicator conference in Shanghai in November 2011. With a theme of supporting the development of the construction industry in Western China, the conference offered attendees suggestions on how to supply more diversified and higher-quality products to the construction market and highlighted the performance and high-profile applications of Duranar fluoropolymer coatings by PPG.

"High-quality products and superb service constitute two pillars of PPG's success in China," said Willie Wu, PPG vice president, industrial coatings, Asia Pacific. “As the western region becomes a major center for growth in China's construction industry, we are bringing state-of-the-art technologies and proven experience into this region in a bid to provide the best protective solutions for more buildings. Currently, the warranty of our fluoropolymer coating products can extend up to 20 years or longer, and PPG is committed to accelerating its development of ‘green’ coatings to address customers’ desire for these products.”

PPG introduced fluoropolymer coatings for use in the construction market more than 40 years ago, and today it is the world’s largest manufacturer of these coatings. Its signature Duranar coatings provide outstanding resistance to weathering, UV (ultraviolet) radiation, acid and humidity, making them ideal for use on structures in coastal areas. They are well suited for use on doors, window frames, curtain wall and other architectural features.

Duranar coating products help protect landmark buildings in China such as the Beijing Great Hall of the People, the New CCTV Building, Beijing’s Capital International Airport and Shanghai’s World Financial Center. Applications in the western region include projects such as the Chengdu East Railway Station, Chengdu’s Shuangliu International Airport Terminal Two building, the Chongqing Rui'an International and the Lhasa Shangri-la Hotel.

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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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Hunter Lee
PPG China
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