PPG introduces next-day shipping program for in-stock powder coatings

Offering quick delivery of coatings in 136 certified RAL CLASSIC colors

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 30, 2012 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) has introduced an in-stock powder coatings program enabling customers to get next-day delivery of PPG powder coatings in 136 certified RAL CLASSIC colors. RAL is a leading international color standard for professional users of paint, coatings and related colors in various industries, and many colors in the RAL CLASSIC collection are standard for use on traffic signs and by government agencies and public services.

All PPG’s powder coatings in RAL CLASSIC colors are high-gloss, solid-opaque coatings formulated with exterior-grade, ultradurable resin technology to provide excellent weathering, flexibility and hardness. Individual colors may be ordered by their four-digit RAL numbers and names, with 136 colors available for next-day delivery and an additional 74 colors that can be shipped within five business days. All PPG powder coatings available through this program are shipped in 25- or 50-pound boxes.

Vince Plavecsky, PPG technical marketing manager, PPG TRUEFINISH(R) industrial coatings, said the new in-stock powder coatings program helps PPG meet growing customer demand for just-in-time shipping of coatings in RAL CLASSIC colors. “Our goal is not just to make the best products, but also to help our customers operate more efficiently and profitably,” he said. “By functioning as an off-site warehouse and distribution center for customers, we can help them save on inventory costs and fit PPG products seamlessly into their production processes.”

PPG is a leading global industrial coatings supplier that has made powder coatings for industrial, automotive and architectural applications for more than 30 years. Powder coatings provide hard, durable finishes with excellent resistance to chemicals and corrosion. Because they are made without solvents, powder coatings emit virtually no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) during manufacture or application.

For more information on PPG’s in-stock powder coatings program for RAL CLASSIC colors, visit www.ppgtruefinish.com or call 1-866-PPG-TRUE (774-8783).

PPG is dedicated to partnering with small- to medium-sized original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and custom coaters to deliver the same world-class liquid, powder and pretreatment technologies and expertise it provides to large manufacturers. In addition to offering an extensive product line, PPG provides customer-first sales support, responsive technical and product services, and single-source solutions for every step of the coatings process, from application and compliance to finished color and durability. For more information, visit www.ppgindustrialcoatings.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 PPG TrueFinish is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Sharon Bird
PPG Industrial Coatings